TBGB Pick of the Week: April 2, 2007

“You Can Make It”
Terrence Mackey & Nu Restoration
From the CD Nu Restoration – Vol. 1 (Spiritual City Music 2007)

While “Crossover,” with its fresh hip hop beats, is the signature single from Dallas native Terrence Mackey and Nu Restoration’s debut project Nu Restoration – Vol. 1, I’m partial to the traditional flavored “You Can Make It.”

The 29 year-old Mackey is gospel-singer-turned-preacher on this track, with Nu Restoration supporting him resplendently throughout the song’s slow, incremental rise in intensity. “Crossover” may get bodies swaying, but “You Can Make It” will get the shouting started.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.


  1. actually, thats Rev. James Henderson on that track singing lead vocals…..
    he used to sing with Kirk Franklin…. he sang, ”Smile Again” with Donnie McKlurkin….. Either way…. he killed!…lol

  2. Thank you for clarifying the lead singer as Rev. James Henderson. Much appreciated! Best, Bob

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