Lecrae - Real Talk

Published Tuesday 23rd October 2007
Lecrae - Real Talk
Lecrae - Real Talk

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14885-10702
LABEL: Cross Movement 881413001422
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

This 2005 release launched onto the US national scene a Houston-born rapper who grew up in San Diego and Denver and brings a tough gangsta sound to the world of Christian hip-hop, particularly on "Represent" which will remind mainstream hip-hop followers of Lil' John. Elsewhere there is an energetic rock rap "Crossover" and the synth-driven "Who U Wit". The slower and more meditative "Take Me As I Am" documents the rapper's struggle to accept God's grace after a luridly sinful past. All in all, this is a quality album from a man clearly able to disciple youth on the gritty streets of Dallas.

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Product Description
Hip-Hop has always been Lecrae's preferred form of communication but it wasn't until he was rescued by Christ at 19 that his music reflected his faith. Skilful lyrics and infectious beats connect with the listener emotionally and at the same time deliver sound Biblical truth.

Reader Comments

Posted by Tk young in lafayette IN. @ 02:14 on Aug 15 2011

Wats up im a fan but no matter that. Just wanted2 let you know grate jobbb me &my big bro are, praise dancers that have out reached 2ppl thru your music. Thank you &you shoulf cm see us sm times.

Posted by shannon in trenton, nj @ 20:34 on May 17 2011

didnt get a chance to listen the las album but the first album was def inspirational. i dnt think u relize how many ppl u r really inspiring jus by preachn the gospel in each of ur songs and also tellin ur life story. alot of young ppl dnt think that "christians" orginiate from poor habitat so for you to rap about that in ur songs motivates kids to listen and go about their lives jus by a 3 min song. So appriciate ur album and pray that your album reaches out world wide. My son is 2 years old and he already loves the album, well the beat.
Wish you all the best may God bless you in ever aspect of your life and b with you on ur journy!

Posted by The SoulChaysa in Pennsylvania @ 09:20 on Apr 22 2011

Hey Lacrae I Am A Gospel Rap Artist Too,
People Think I Am Very Good,
I Would Like to Know If There Is A Way Your Record Label Would be Interested In Hearing My Work?

Please Email Me If So..

Thank You And God Bless..

Posted by Shronda Cofield in North Carolina (all the way) @ 05:58 on Aug 28 2007

First and for most i would like to thank you for your lyric its also man i cant thank you enough for that. You are an talent person and God is going to use you in so many ways if he is not by now. I also love the track Wait its teachin me alot of thing that i should be doing waiting until i get marry u know im 23 change woman now im also an holy ghost girl. I thank you and May God Bless You in so may Way. ONE LOVE.

Posted by Pastor Dell in Salvation Army @ 21:42 on May 29 2007

I trying to reach managers for Lecrae.

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