Lecrae - Church Clothes Vol 2

Published Friday 21st March 2014
Lecrae - Church Clothes Vol 2
Lecrae - Church Clothes Vol 2

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 146831-21450
LABEL: Reach 829569834723
RRP: £7.99

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

OK so let's shoot from the hip. Why do so many hate on Lecrae simply because he releases CDs with varied target audiences? It amazes me that there are hip-hop Pharisees out there who criticise things done differently by artists like Lecrae. Let's get this straight. You follow God's call on your life, I'll follow mine and let Lecrae follow his. Jesus is the vine and we are the branches but each branch (and hip-hop branch) is unique and still connected to Jesus. Period. Rant over, this is another outstanding piece of work from Lecrae and let's not forget this is a free mixtape with the aim of loosing the music. With a full on varifocal delivery that blows away other "big name" rappers, with some of the freshest and hottest beats and an aim to reach into places that other hip-hop projects don't reach, this is a mixtape on point and on fire. And there are plenty of excellent contributions from such high profile guests as Andy Mineo, Papa San, Dirty Rice & Street Symphony, Derek Minor and others. Can't speak highly enough of this project. Get it and get it out there! Now!

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Product Description
For the typical music fan, Lecrae's hard demeanor and crunk beats might belie what his lyrics are really about, his adoration of Jesus Christ. The main tenet influencing his mission and music is taken from Romans 1:16 of the Bible, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel." Although he was born on Houston's south side, Lecrae grew up in Denver, Colorado, and San Diego, California. It was at the age of 19 that he decided to give his life to Christ. Using conventional methods to spread the Gospel, he has worked for ministerial services, including his presidency of ReachLife Ministries, conducting Bible studies and many other projects. However, Lecrae's success has come from his up-and-coming Christian rap career. In 2005, on Reach Records, he released his debut album, Real Talk, and as a part of the 116 Clique, he put out 116 Clique: The Compilation Album. The following year, Lecrae dropped the acclaimed After the Music Stops in July. It debuted at number one on the Christian Music Trade Association's R&B/Hip-Hop chart and peaked at number five on Billboard's Gospel Albums chart. His 2008 effort, Rebel, would top that same chart for two weeks while his 2010 release, Rehab, would top it for one. The latter would be nominated for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. A sequel album, Rehab: The Overdose, arrived in 2011, and was followed in 2012 by the rapper's chart-topping sixth album, Gravity.

Reader Comments

Posted by Kevin Beckett in Hammond Indiana @ 03:28 on Jun 3 2014

it, my 3rd fav album next to Below Paradise & Gravity!

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