Gospel artist Dietrick Haddon remakes Usher’s song “Climax” (VIDEO)

Hello World,

As I was perusing blogs and various news outlets, I came across this video of Dietrick Haddon singing R&B superstar Usher’s song “Climax” on The Gospel Guru courtesy of The Old Black Church! Instead of the original love song, however, Haddon has reworked the song into a gospel song…Check it out below…

Some people may have a problem with that, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…In fact, Haddon says to Usher that he likes Usher’s song at the beginning of the video. And according to Ecclesiastes 1:9, “there is nothing new under the sun.” In fact, R&B artists also borrow from gospel. R&B legend Ray Charles was known for borrowing from gospel music. His song “I Got a Woman” is a reworking of the song “It Must Be Jesus” by the Southern Tones. (Remember that scene in the movie “Ray” when Della Bea criticizes Ray Charles for reworking the song? She says, “But it… it ain’t… It ain’t right to be changing gospel music into this.'”) Anyhow, take a look at the “It Must Be Jesus” video and then the video for “I Got a Woman.” Frankly, I like both songs…

So my question of the day is: Do you think gospel artists should borrow from secular artists and vice versa?

Any thoughts?



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8 thoughts on “Gospel artist Dietrick Haddon remakes Usher’s song “Climax” (VIDEO)

  1. Love this blog. This has been goin on since the beginning of time. Amazing how that old hymn beat and rhythm went with lyrics about Jesus to lyrics about a woman that took care of a man to Kanye and Jamie Foxx’s Golddigger about a woman who only wants a man with lots of money. The sign of the times I guess. There is a gospel song by Isaac Carree “In the Middle” I have been trying to figure out what beats he used because it is definitely from two r & b songs. Help me figure it out Jackie! It’s bothering me 🙂

    • LOL…Well, the first part…”Ladies and Gentlemen” sounds like Jazzy Pha’s intro in Ciara’s “One, Two Step” LOL…Hmmm…not sure about the rest…but Bishop Paul Morton bit Prince’s “Purple Rain” for sure in the melody of “Let it Rain.”