Lecrae: A Christian Hip-Hop Star on the Rise!
Written by Christi Given | November 18, 2011
Many of you may have heard of Lecrae, an up-and-coming Christian hip-hop artist. Lecrae has impacted many people’s lives with his hard hitting, relevant beats, his touching messages and his powerful testimony.
Lecrae has overcome many obstacles in his life and now is passionate about spreading the gospel and helping the youth through music. His current album, “Rehab: The Overdose” is filled with amazing songs and collaborations–he even was nominated for a Grammy this year.
Lecrae’s “Boasting,” featuring Anthony Evans, is one of my favorite songs. He has such humility in the song, giving GOD ALL THE GLORY! Listen:
Here is “Background” featuring C-Lite, another Christian artist:
Lecrae’s music is filled with passion and determination to share the gospel with the next generation. His lyrics are full of power, and full of truth. Lecrae has such skill and even rhymes scriptures from the Bible in his songs, putting out positive, life giving messages.
One of his songs from the album of the same name, “Rebel,” is not meant to encourage acting out; rather, Lecrae re-defines it from a Christian worldview.
Here is a sample of the lyrics:
Jesus was a rebel, a renegade, outlaw . . . A sanctified troublemaker but He never sinned . . . and He lived His life by a different set of Rules . . . culture ain’t approve, so you know they had they had to bruise ’em . . . I’d rather have a dollar in my pocket than a million, I’m scared to worship money, I’ll remain a rebel while the rest of them just carry on, this is what I live for, this the hill I’m buried on, if Jesus is the truth, that means one of us is VERY wrong . . . think about it.
Lecrae has had a successful year so far, including the release his most recent album, “Rehab: The Overdose.” Even famous artists in the secular industry are taking notice of this transformed artist. Lecrae’s lyrics are one of the top reasons he is flourishing-he doesn’t back down and doesn’t downplay his message for Jesus!
Lecrae’s music encourages me SO MUCH, and not only in my Christian walk. He inspires me to put out more powerful, truthful music. His lyrics, the scriptures he includes and the way he raps are amazing and powerful. The first time I heard “Boasting,” it impacted me so much it brought tears to my eyes. “Walking on Water” and “God is Enough” are fun, upbeat songs which I also listen to all the time.
Lecrae doesn’t rap about the same old money, cars, and bling like secular rappers. His music is MUCH deeper and hits right to the soul!
Do you listen to Lecrae’s music? Which of his songs is your favorite?