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“More of You”
Canton Jones ft. Darlene McCoy
From the CD, God City USA (2014)
By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever
In one of several collaborations from his newest release, God City USA, singer/writer/producer Canton Jones teams up with songstress and radio personality Darlene McCoy for a moderately-paced Christian hip-hop performance of “More of You.”
McCoy kicks off the track’s opening verse with a melodic declaration of adoration and submission before sharing the mic with Jones for a harmonic duet of the chorus: “Just give me all of You and none of me, Lord / Let Your kingdom come, let Your will be done.” As the song moves forward to reverb-heavy rhythm, Jones spins a rhyme and true to his knack for marrying the lingo of the secular and sacred, he petitions the Lord, “I need more of your spirit; Lord, pour another round.”
“More of You” could be described as a loose urban adaptation of The Lord’s Prayer.
Libra Nicole Boyd, PhD is a musician, award-winning author, gospel music aficionado, and the founder and editor of Gospel Music Fever™. Her commitment to journalistic integrity includes bringing you reliable gospel music content that uplifts and advances the art form. Libra is presently working on several scholarly projects about gospel music in the media as well as gospel music in social movements.