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Dr. Shirley Ceasar: What is the Meaning Behind the “U Name It Challenge?”

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Legendary gospel singer, Dr. Shirley Ceasar has been the talk of social media every since her cameo appearance in a remixed version of one of her classic songs went viral. So, what is the meaning behind the words in the U Name It Challenge?” We wanted to know how it all originated.

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The video footage originated from Pastor Ceasar’s original gospel performance of the song “Hold My Mule.” which tells a story about a farmer so excited about his blessings that he can’t contain his excitement, so he asks for someone to hold the animal. The performance was filmed eight years ago at her church — Mt. Calvary Word of Faith in Raleigh, reports ABC11.

Photo by: Robert Ector

Photo by: Robert Ector

With all the momentum behind the social media response, Dr. Ceaser is also capitalizing off her moment in the spotlight with her line of clothing #UNameIt. She is selling Christmas sweaters, T-shirts and aprons with the message, “Greens, Beans, Tomatoes, Potatoes.”

Ceasar tells Ebony, “I’m so happy to see everyone enjoying the remix of my song. Let’s use this for something good and bring beans, greens, potatoes and tomatoes to those without this holiday season! “Shop #UNameIt gear here and proceeds will go to feeding families in need.” Pastor Shirley Ceasar says on her website,

The rapper Snoop Dogg and Dr. Shirley Ceasar have responded to the popular internet viral “U Name it Challenge” with a new commemorative holiday edition of the “U Name It Challenge.” The holiday rap remix edition debuted on Dr. Dre’s Beats Radio Program and is exclusively available on Apple® I-Tunes® beginning today. The Grammy award winning winner rapper, recently honored at the BET Hip Hop Awards, collaborated with American hip hop producer DJ Battlecat to record the official version of the song.

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Watch video footage of Shirley Ceaser and the U Name It Challenge below.

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