“He Rose”
Rhyme & Reason feat. Robert Copeland
From the Enon Music Group album Number 1 Reason
(release date: April 9, 2022)

By Robert M. Marovich

Apparently the production team of Josh Lay and Morgan Turner, known as Rhyme & Reason, likes religious holidays.

In 2020, they produced a cover of the Angelic Gospel Singers Christmas classic, “Jesus What a Wonderful Child,” featuring April Hall. For Easter, the duo coupled Robert Copeland with Turner’s composition, “He Rose.”

“I’m gonna do like my grandpa and his group used to do,” Copeland announces to the audience, then commences to sing in hip-slapping gospel quartet style. His background singers play the congregation to his preacher as he relates the Resurrection story. By the vamp, Copeland is in full squall, ecstatic beyond measure about the empty tomb as the BGVs chant a vigorous “He got up.”

Grandpa and his group would be proud.


  1. Robert Copeland July 13, 2023 at 5:56 am - Reply

    The appreciate for this write up has me speechless. Thanks for rocking with the song and how I put my feel to it.- Robert Copeland

    • Bob Marovich July 13, 2023 at 8:44 am - Reply

      You are welcome, Mr. Copeland – great job!

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Written by : 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.