|Rapper Snoop Dogg Vibes Out To The Clark Sisters’ Song ‘You
Brought The Sunshine’
Article By Dennis Matthews/ Photo Credit: GETTY
The legendary Clark Sisters have an unlikely fan: Snoop Dogg.
On Tuesday, April 14, the 43-year-old rapper, real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., shared his playlist on Instagram,
which included their mega hit, “You Brought the Sunshine.”
When a fan informed Kierra Sheard— daughter of group member, Karen Clark Sheard—that the “D-O-Double G” was
rocking out to The Clark Sisters, she responded on Instagram.
“He's listening to mommy and Aunties (The Clark Sisters) and I been listening to him,” wrote Kierra, after posting lyrics
to former gangster rapper Dr. Dre’s 1992 smash, “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang,” from his album, The Chronic, which
features Snoop Dogg.
Stoked to know her family’s Christ-centered artistry had crossed over into mainstream notoriety, Kierra said, “Just say
I wanna be like #TheClarkSisters when I grow up...where my music from my teen years are still giving strong messages
to so many others!”
Kierra ended with, “thanks Mr. SnoopDogg for mentioning my mommy and aunties.”
“You Brought the Sunshine” is one of the multiple GRAMMY® award-winning singing sisters’ best known songs from
their eighth album, first released in 1981.
Written by Elbertina “Twinkie” Clark, the album of the same name, peaked at number nine on gospel charts, earning
The Clark Sisters their first Gold record certification.
More than 30 years later, the song is beloved by people around the world.
Snoop Dogg is the latest celebrity rapper to openly share his love of The Clark Sisters’ music, but the Christian artists
have another big mainstream fan in Queen Latifah.
In 2014, she cried tears of shock and joy when The Clark Sisters delivered a surprise performance live on the set of
"The Queen Latifah Show" for her 47th birthday.
The stunned talk show host told them, “I play Name It And Claim It” before I come out here so often, just because,
sometimes I need to break everything I’m thinking about and just get uplifted, and come out here and have a good time
with this audience.”
She added, “This is surreal for me.”
As far as Snoop Dogg goes, you may not agree with his life choices always, but you can’t argue against his fine taste in