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Marvin Sapp plans "Never Would Have Made It" moments book

Award wining gospel artist Marvin Sapp was a featured guest on Sunday's Lift Every Voice on BET.

He was asked by host Cory "CoCo Brother" Condrey about the success of his recent hit "Never Would Have Made It,'' a song on his Thirsty CD that has launched his career to another level as a solo artist. Sapp, who won numerous awards for the song, is a nominee in the Dove Award's Artist of the Year category. The Dove Awards air April 23 on Gospel Music Channel.

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Interesting highlight's of Sunday's interview with Sapp:

He plans to write a "Never Would Have Made It" moments book, based on the testimonies of the many people who have shared such moments with him.

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Sapp said he had to overcome drugs and alcohol as a youth. He used pills, marijuana, and cocaine. He was a member of a church and sung in the church choir during this troublesome time in his life.

He recalled his faith conversion in July 1985.

L.L. Cool J was also featured on this week's show. He talked about how he includes faith-based messages in his rap music.

Baltimore's Rev. Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple did a segment called "Church Announcements,'' which emphasized the changing of the seasons and how Spring brings a newness to life.

Baltimore's Ray Lewis will be on "Lift Every Voice" some time during the season. Check with BET.COM for information.

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