Music was present in the Champion household, primarily from Jason’s father, an elder in the church. By the 11th grade a brief encounter with Gerald Levert led to an audition, Jason and David became the R&B group Men At Large barely out of high school. Their self titled debut album and their sophomore recording, One Size Fits All catapulted the young adults to the stratosphere singing. David desired to go solo and the record label wished to sever ties. A chance reintroduction with Kirk Franklin, with whom he had been acquainted during his Men At Large days, led to Champion’s contribution on Franklin’s Hero album and tour, beginning in March 2005. While on tour with Mary Mary, Champion became acquainted with Erica Campbell’s husband, famed producer, Warryn Campbell. When Franklin decided to downsize in February 2007, Champion and Campbell stayed connected. Campbell produced Champion, alongside his wife Erica who contributed vocals to the uptempo, bouncy track “Always. Co-written with songwriter/producer/artist Eric Dawkins, the song thankfully “is about being encouraged. Reflections also carries three other ageless tracks from that period in Champion’s life including “Find A Reason,” “For Better or For Worse,” a duet with his wife, Paula and “He Is the Way.” All Champion needed was a simple piano to convey his whole heart and love of Jesus Christ on “He Is the Way.”
Edited by karon1821 on 3 Apr 2010, 01:39
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