Lecrae May Be An Anomaly, But He Is an Open Book (Album Stream)
Lecrae’s seventh studio album, Anomaly will release next week (September 9). The Reach Records star has delivered his mainstream-friendly brand of Christian Hip-Hop to the masses, and right up the charts in the last five years. His latest effort builds on that foundation, with involvement from Strange Fruit Project’s S1 (Kanye West), longtime producer/A&R Street Symphony (Yo Gotti, Starlito), as well as fellow Reach breakout Andy Mineo.
Interestingly enough, Lecrae’s supporters—tied to this album campaign include NBA star Jeremy Lin and NFL star Justin Tuck. While Lecrae may still not be a household name, the MC who hails from the 116 Clique has re-shaped the commerce and impact of spiritual Hip-Hop, all while navigating the mainstream.
Coinciding with the release of the stream, Rap Radar released a recent interview with Lecrae. He was incredibly informative and candid throughout, speaking on his mother being a civil rights activist, growing up in the 3rd Ward of Houston, his father succumbing to crack addiction, how college positively impacted his life, going through an abortion with his former girlfriend, why he became a spiritual rapper and, of course, the new album. One of his most powerful statements is at the close of the interview where, when addressing the state of Hip-Hop, he says “all the self-degradation and misogyny…we’re more than that.” Check out the interview and a link to the album stream below.
The album is available for free stream care of iTunes Radio, and available for early support.