July 14, 1997 12:00 PM

God’s Property

The Dallas-based Christian group has crossed over to the pop charts thanks to this album’s hit single “Stomp,” which may be the first gospel song to sample a riff by psychedelic funk master George Clinton. Rousing, catchy and with a touch of hip hop, thanks to Salt-N-Pepa vocalist Cheryl James, “Stomp” is filled with so much joy, even nonbelievers will want to testify. Or at least hum along. Produced by Kirk Franklin, one of Christian music’s more flamboyant figures, God’s Property does a nice job of blurring the divisions between church and record chart. (B-Rite/Interscope)

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