Over the past few years, I've noticed a shift in the hip-hop scene. While certain segments of mainstream hip-hop is just as vile and rachet as it could ever be, the fans have begun to desire a balance. The people have been looking for something a little more than a few joints to turn up to at the club. Even the youngest of listeners are searching for music with more substance. There have been a few artists to answer that call...one of which is this man, Lecrae.
I've been following Lecrae's music, message and ministry since 2008. I've watched him go from riding with his top down listening to Jesus muzik to a two-time Grammy Award winner. His brand of hip-hop has often put him at odds with not only the secular world, but with the church as well. He's been put in an awkward position where he is viewed as being too holy for the world and too worldly for the church. But through it all, Lecrae has soldiered forward as the leader of the 116 Clique and the head of Reach Records. With his latest album Anomaly, his career soaring at an all time high.
We recently got a chance to chop it up with Lecrae as he prepared for the second leg of his Anomaly Tour with label-mate Andy Mineo and DJ Promote. Listen as Lecrae breaks down his thoughts about winning a Grammy, his music and his mission.