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Chatting With: Kirk Franklin

BY// S. Tia Brown

Kirk Franklin likes to pepper his sentences with “dope.” But spewing old-school slang isn’t the gospel giant’s most endearing trait. It’s his desire to hustle… in the name of Jesus, of course.

The 42-year-old is joining Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton in a 15-city tour, “The King’s Men,” which kicks off on September 16.

JET:Is there anything unique about this concert series?

The Sept. 17, 2012 issue of JET magazine, on newsstands Sept. 10, 2012.

FRANKLIN: Teaming up with Live Nation is a huge opportunity. It’s the first time they’re doing a tour in the gospel space, so this is a very big opportunity to bring what I coin as “inspirational entertainment” to another forum.

TO READ MORE ABOUT HIS NEW TOUR, PICK UP THE NEXT ISSUE OF JET MAGAZINE, ON STANDS MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012.