Lecrae

Lecrae

 

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Lecrae Devaughn Moore (born October 9, 1979), mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is the president, co-owner and co-founder of the independent record label Reach Records, and the co-founder and president of the now-defunct non-profit organization ReachLife Ministries. To date, he has released seven studio albums and three mixtapes as a solo artist, and has released three studio albums, a remix album, and one EP as the leader of the hip hop group 116 Clique. He produced much of his earlier material along with other early Reach Records releases. Lecrae, in reference to his label as a Christian rapper, has stated that his music is just hip hop, though it reflects his Christian faith. In May 2016, Lecrae signed to Columbia Records in a joint deal between his label and Columbia.

Lecrae's debut recording, Real Talk, was released in 2004 through Reach Records. His third solo album, Rebel, released in 2008, became the first Christian hip hop album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel chart. Rehab followed in 2010, and Lecrae began attracting mainstream attention when he performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher and appeared on the Statik Selektah song "Live & Let Live" from Population Control. On May 10, 2012, Lecrae released his first mixtape, Church Clothes, which was hosted by DJ Don Cannon.[1] Considered his breakthrough into mainstream hip hop, the mixtape was downloaded over 100,000 times in less than 48 hours. His sixth studio album, Gravity, came out on September 4, 2012, and has been called the most important album in Christian hip hop history by Rapzilla and Atlanta Daily World.[2][3] The album debuted as the best-selling album overall in the iTunes Store,[4] No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards, marking the first time that a hip hop artist received this award. Lecrae released his seventh album, Anomaly, on September 9, 2014.[5] It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 88,587 copies sold through the first week,[6] the first album to top both the Billboard 200 and the Gospel chart simultaneously.[7]

Lecrae received nominations for Artist of the Year at the 43rd, 44th, 45th, and 46th GMA Dove Awards, the last of which he won, and for Best Gospel Artist at the 2013 and 2015 BET Awards, the latter of which he won, a first for a rap artist. Lecrae's filmography includes a role in the television film A Cross to Bear (2012) and a brief role as Dr. Malmquist in the comedy film Believe Me (2014). In the social sphere, Lecrae has advocated for the preservation of responsibility and fatherhood as a value among men in the United States, and in 2013 partnered with Dwyane Wade and Joshua DuBois in the multimedia initiative This Is Fatherhood as part of the Obama administration's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. He has also presented on and written about racial tension and injustice in the United States.

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All Things Work Together
Album
All Things Work Together is an album by musical artist Lecrae, released on September 22, 2017.
Whatchu Mean
Song
Whatchu Mean is a song by musical artist Lecrae, released on September 20, 2017.
Broke
Song
Broke is a song by musical artist Lecrae, released on September 15, 2017.
I'll Find You
 
"I'll Find You" is a song by American Christian hip hop recording artist Lecrae, featuring American singer and songwriter Tori Kelly.

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Lecrae’s Flirtation With Black Identity Politics Is Dangerous To His Faith
  –  November 1, 2017
Some have delivered thoughtful responses to theologian John Piper’s recent blog post regarding the rapper Lecrae Moore and so called “white ... Is George Handel’s Messiah German Christianity? Is gospel music African Christianity?
Lecrae with Tori Kelli means Christian hip-hop done right
  –  November 7, 2017
Lecrae has been active as a Christian hip-hop artist since the release of his debut album Real ... whose sultry refrains really shine around Lecrae’s smooth verses. The music video, which was inspired by a few of Lecrae’s loved ones who are battling ...
Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae offers prayers, hope for youths battling cancer
  –  August 16, 2017
Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae and singer Tori Kelly recently released a music video of “I'll Find You,” a single written in support of youths and loved ones fighting cancer. Lecrae, a Christian hip-hop recording artist, often refers to God in the ...
Lecrae with Tori Kelli means Christian hip-hop done right
  –  November 7, 2017
For this tune he is joined by singer-songwriter Tori Kelli, whose sultry refrains really shine around Lecrae’s smooth verses. The music video, which was inspired by a few of Lecrae’s loved ones who are battling cancer, was shot at Glendale Memorial ...
Lecrae’s Flirtation With Black Identity Politics Is Dangerous To His Faith
  –  November 1, 2017
Is gospel music African Christianity? No, they are just facets of the same Christianity that unifies everyone under Christ. Dividing Christianity by race is directly antithetical to the unifying death of Christ on the cross. That is exactly what Lecrae is ...
An Open Letter to Lecrae (Christian Hip-Hop Recording Artist)
  –  October 15, 2017
Dear Lecrae, You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but I have come to know of you and enjoy your music and ministry mainly through my seminary students many of who, both black and non-black (Caucasian and Hispanic) have praised your music and your ...
Lecrae returns to Houston for a hometown show
  –  October 12, 2017
Lecrae brought his message home Thursday night to a warm, welcoming crowd. The Grammy-winning rapper, who was born in Houston, has found big success with Christian music fans. But mainstream attention and increasing sales have shown that his songs and ...

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