To some degree, hip-hop music has been associated with gangster music and culture, and themes including violence and sex have made the genre divisive.
However, hip-hop artist Lecrae has defied that tradition by making hip-hop with a Christian message popular. Lecrae is an actor, songwriter, producer, but primarily a singer of hip-hop music that focuses on the influence of God in his, and other people’s, lives. His record label, Reach Records, has teamed up with music producer giant Columbia Records in his bid to spread the gospel and his faith through his brand of hip-hop music.
Lecrae has made two notable albums, Real Talk in 2004, and Rebel, which was the first hip-hop album to top the Billboard gospel chart. Since then, he has made numerous chart topping albums. He’s also an outspoken supporter of the anti racism and end injustice movements, while advocating his Christian faith.
Coming from a gangster background in the Southern states of America, Lecrae was involved in in drug culture, alcohol, and street violence, but his turning point came when he was persuaded by a friend to attend a gospel conference. Here, for the first time, he saw Christian hip-hop music performed by the group The Cross Movement. Though it was not easy, Lecrae’s conversion from a typical street renegade to a person devoted to professing the Gospel through hip-hop songwriting and performances, was the making of him. His popularity grew even more when superstar athletes such as NBA player Dwayne Wade and Jeremy Lin followed him and talked a great deal about the type of inspirational Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae was. He has performed in sports arenas, writing and singing the ESPN SportsCenter theme Coast to Coast.
What is the nationality of Lecrae?
Having lived in the Southern region of the United States, Lecrae is an African-American.
How tall is Lecrae and how much does Lecrae weigh?
Lecrae stands 6 feet 4 inches and weighs around 176 pounds.
Is Lecrae married or single?
Lecrae is married to his childhood sweetheart, Darragh Moore.
How much is Lecrae’s net worth?
Through his collection of Christian hip-hop songs, various recordings and other media performances, Lecrae has a net worth of $2 million.
How many kids does Lecrae have?
Lecrae has 3 children, two boys and a gorgeous daughter. Early in their relationship, Lacrae and Darragh aborted a baby, which they went on to regret, Lacrae writing a song about their pain.
Where is Lecrae from?
Lecrae was born in Houston, Texas, but he has travelled extensively around the south, including spending time in Denver, Dallas, and San Diego.
Where does Lecrae live?
Although Lecrae has spent his life predominantly in the south, after acquiring a degree from the University of North Texas, he now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
What church does Lecrae go to?
Lacrae has, many times, said that God is with him everywhere, whether he attends church or not – the implication being that he doesn’t go to a church.