posted on May 31, 2012 at 7:25 am
Hip-hop artist Lecrae is reaching thousands of people with the release of “Church Clothes,” a mixtape that’s free to download. Lecrae collaborated with many different producers on this project and wanted to release something that would be free and that would reach people.
The mixtape is high-quality, absolutely relevant and upbeat. You have to check it out (you can also download it here!).
Lecrae’s hard-hitting beats and blunt confrontation of the fall and society’s issues is powerful and eye-opening. He is not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ and is a bold witness. Between rhymes, he speaks out scriptures and professes the truth.
Lecrae is one of the rare people in the music industry who can rap and speak out God’s Word and also be exquisite in his craft. He is truly a gifted man of God and has much to share with this generation.
Check out an interview with Lecrae about “Church Clothes”:
Here is a part of a blog Lecrae recently wrote describing his direction, passions and visions for future music and assignments:
Worldliness does not mean engaging culture, it’s when the culture shapes your thoughts over God. Jesus prayed we would remain in the world but protected. He also tells us the gates of Hell will not prevail against us. Gates were established to protect cities, so for the gates not to prevail would mean we are trying to storm them. We are here to engage culture not run from it.
Wrestling with worldly ideas challenges us and gives us new ways to depend on God. Is this my new direction? No, it’s just an expansion on what I’ve already been doing.
Will I continue to write songs like ‘Don’t Waste Your Life’ and ‘Go Hard’? ABSOLUTELY! But after seeing how powerfully God is using my latest efforts, I will also write songs to engage culture and speak to things that humanity in general will wrestle with and think on.
So, thank you for supporting me and helping the success of the mission and vision. I’m not concerned at all with being a ‘star.’ I got in this to bring hope and that’s how I’m going out.
Click here to read full blog post.