Dr. Allean Varnado Lang, the aunt of Snoop Dogg and the mother of rap producer and artist Daz Dillinger (Delmar Arnaud) has scored big with her latest gospel CD titled, Drive, Ride and Prophesy. The CD includes a collection of gospel songs written and arranged by Dr. Lang. Radio stations in Australia, Great Britain, Paris, Japan, China, Asia and across the U.S. have put the CD in their regular rotations and are playing selections continuously. One large country western station (WICR) in Nashville has her charted at number 6 out of 45 artists. Another country western chart has her listed at number 10.
In Australia one station called her music “awesome” and another called it “brilliant music that needs to be played worldwide.” Her video with the same title is also a smash hit and is being seen worldwide. Both the video and the CD can be downloaded on her website at www.alleangospelmusic.com
Lang has been doing gospel music for over 30 years and has produced 4 previous gospel CDs, which are also available on the website. She and her husband, Rev. Dr. Marvel Lang, are both ordained ministers and travel spreading the gospel. Dr. Allean Varnado Lang is a graduate of Jackson State University (1969), Friends International Christian University (Ph.D., 2000) and Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK (1991).
Snoop Dogg is the son or Dr. Lang's brother and she played a crucial role in his life and nurturing his musical talent in church along with her son at an early age. She recently partnered with Keyshia Cole's adopted mother, Dr. Yvonne Cole, and Ms. Aliyah Najm (Mama Pain) mother of singer/rapper T-Pain in the Hip Hop Grows Up (HHGU) Alliance with Bruce George, co-founder of Def Poetry Jam. HHGU is a non-profit dedicated to closing the gaps in education, between parents/guardians, youth and educators. It is also intended to help youth better prioritize images and words they receive from entertainment, and to enhance the self esteem within youth. The two women, Dr. Lang and Dr. Cole, partnered to form the spiritual wing of HHGU, whose founders are Ms. CeCe Morris and Ms. Talia Ashley.
Dr. Allean Varnado Lang will be featured in the September 2008 issue of Gospel Synergy Magazine.[mashshare]