New York City- June 24, 2018
By Hasan James
Looks like Marvin Sapp’s platinum selling song “Never Would Have Made It” is he gift that keeps on giving, as singer, songwriter, dancer and actress, Teyana Taylor, sampled the song on her latest Kanye West produced offering of the same name.
For those of you who don’t know of Taylor, she is best known for lavish, over the top, My Super Sweet Sixteen special that aired on MTV over a decade ago. The Harlem native has since become somewhat of a fashion icon and actress and was also featured in Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Hapy Family. She has also written songs for the likes of Chris Brown and Usher. She stars in the VH1 Reality TV show Teyana and Iman, alongside her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert.
Sapp was ecstatic about the homage to his song and took to Facebook on Saturday night and had this to say: “Music has the ability to be timeless and universal. In 2006 when I wrote this song in a worship service after the death of my father initially I never intended it to be heard. It was something I thought God gave me to get through my rough time. 12yrs later it’s still touching and changing lives universally. Amazingly enough last year it was @djkhaled and @chancetherapper on #ILoveYouSoMuch. This year it @teyanataylor #NeverWouldHaveMadeIt produced by #KanyeWest #MyMessageIsTheSame #Grateful #Favored #Amazed #Honored
As previously stated, Sapp’s song Never Would Have Made It, was also sampled by none other that DJ Khaled and Chance The Rapper last year on the song I Love You So Much, dedicated to his son, Asahd.