Bono, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige To "Lean On" Kirk Franklin

Last year, Kirk Franklin "stomped" his way up the charts with his hip-hop inspired gospel. For this year's model, Franklin is putting the finishing touches on a new album, called "The Nu Nation Project," which is due out in September.

The first single from "Nu Nation" is "Lean On Me," an original song penned by Franklin -- not a remake of the Bill Withers classic, and for the track, Franklin has enlisted the assistance of some special guests, including Bono, R. Kelly and Mary J. Blige.

Proceeds from the single, which will be released in August, have been ear-marked to benefit churches in the South that have been ravaged by arson fires over the last year and a half.