TBGB Pick of the Week: February 17, 2008

“Got Fruit”
From the CD Exodus Three:Seventeen

Twenty-six year-old Jessica Joseph of Houston goes by Yunek (pronounced “Unique,” and not like a village in Eastern Europe). A semi-finalist in the Gospel Dream competition, Yunek’s most recent single, “Got Fruit,” bounces brightly along like a neo-soul track by Lauren Hill or India.Arie, both cited as among Yunek’s many musical influences. Listening to this song leaves no question as to why the young lady captivated the Gospel Dream judges with her style and lyricism.

Speaking of lyrics, the lines in “Got Fruit” trip over Yunek’s tongue with finesse and confidence. Their intricacy will provoke young listeners to want to learn them…which is what any singer/songwriter wants to have happen.

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. Wow! I heard her on the radio but I didn’t know she was an H-town gal! Watch out Chicago and Detriot, we can stand our ground too! LOL. Though that’s not to be unexpected from the city that brought you Rev. Paul Jones, Olivia Branch Walker, and Yolanda Adams. This young lady sounds like a gospelized India Arie to me. Now that I know she’s a Houstonian, I need to see about getting her to come to one of my home church’s events!

  2. Sounds like a plan, Joseph! Be sure to let us know if she does visit your home church in the near future.

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  4. Hey Everyone!!! This is non other then Yunek LOL! 🙂 I first want to give a big shout out to TBGB…Much love to you and your ministry!!! Thank you so much for the love and support! To all the readers, I love you and I pray that the ministry God has given me blesses your life! Keep in touch with me, please support the CD Exodus Three: Seventeen and spread the word! God Bless! XOXO ~ YUNEK


  5. Hi, Yunek — thank you for the love, and we love you back! The Lord has great things in store for you.

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