Posts Tagged ‘lecrae’

Lecrae’s Back: Church Clothes Volume 2

Lecrae’s done it again, and I’m glad I’ve seen less frustration and criticism this time out. Maybe it’s just that he’s managed to keep saying Jesus as he performs, well, everywhere. But just a quick reminder, for the naysayers. I reported this same bit before, but it bears...
November 8th, 2013 | Music | Read More

Lecrae Answers the Questions Many Have Asked: “Rebel” or “Gravity”?

A couple weeks back, Lecrae released a track exclusively through Rapzilla, one of Christian hip-hop’s top sites (if not the top site for the genre). In the track, Lecrae pits a version of his old self (“Mr. Rebel”, named after his third album) against his current views (“Mr....
September 12th, 2013 | Music | Read More

‘The Game’ and Christianity: A Tree by its Fruit

Christianity and hip-hop seem to be converging lately. There has been a flurry of discussion surrounding a number of artists, both Christian and otherwise. We’ve seen major mainstream attention focus in on Lecrae and his releases in the last year or so, and the discussion there has centered around...
October 23rd, 2012 | Music, Religion | Read More

Lecrae, Toby Mac, and the Christian Entertainment Industry

Last week, Christian music legend Toby Mac’s latest album debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s top 200 chart. This is the first time that a Christian album has debuted at such a high rank in 15 years, Time reports. Lecrae debuted his album Gravity at number 3, which a number of us were anticipating....
September 20th, 2012 | Featured, Music | Read More

A Quick Hip-Hop Recommendation

Alright, alright. I know I’ve written a number of posts about hip-hop already. I spend a good amount of my time consuming the genre, considering it, and even writing on it. One thing that has always been tricky when discussing hip-hop with those who will listen is suggesting a starting place. This...
July 12th, 2012 | Culture, Featured, Music | Read More

Lecrae Clears Up Church Clothes

Last week, Reach Records artist Lecrae dropped what has been his most controversial release yet, Church Clothes (you can download it here). It has reached nearly 200,000 downloads in about a week, which I wouldn’t say is anything to be scoffed at, particularly considering the messages Lecrae is...
May 24th, 2012 | Blogging, Culture, Featured, Media, Music | Read More

Lecrae, Church Clothes, and Mainstream Attention

[Update: My Audio Review for The Christian Manifesto] Over at XXL Mag, a hip-hop oriented magazine, Lecrae was interviewed about his mixtape Church Clothes, which is set to release today, May 10th. I’ve watched a couple of debates on the topic already. People tend to land in one of two places:...
May 10th, 2012 | Culture, Featured, Music, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

The Return of Five Iron Frenzy; Wait, What?

This will be old news to most of you. The discussions that can come from it are still necessary, however. As such, it bears repeating and then considering: Five Iron Frenzy is back.
April 25th, 2012 | Culture, Featured, Music | Read More

Lecrae Performs in a BET Cypher

I know I wrote extensively on Christian Hip-Hop for a week or two, and perhaps some of you are tired of it already. But if you found any legitimacy in the genre, here’s some great news. Earlier this week, BET had their annual awards ceremony. In fact, ever since 2001 the show has been a coveted...
October 12th, 2011 | Culture, Featured, Music, Religion | Read More

A Primer: Why Christian Hip-Hop is Here to Stay

If you haven’t been following the Christian music scene for awhile, I can’t really say that I blame you. Much of the music we label as “Christian” is, frankly, boring. If a particular band or album is beautifully done, it is usually either considered a step away from the “Christian...
August 23rd, 2011 | Culture, Featured, Music, Religion | Read More