(AllHipHop News) Don’t call Lecrae a Christian rapper. He is a Christian who raps. The 34-year-old Houston native is open to talk about both of those aspects of his life, and he did so in an interview with The Breakfast Club.
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“My faith informs my music,” said Lecrae. “The same way there’d be no Civil Rights Movement without Martin Luther King leading the charge, but his faith informed his movement. That’s really just how I look at it.”
The creator of the recently released Anomaly album was asked about Ma$e’s conversion from secular rapper to pastor back to secular rapper. Lecrae’s opinion is that all people should be steady in their beliefs and practices.
“I’m about being consistent. And that’s for anybody. It’s not just for Mase or whoever,” he explains. “You don’t want to create confusion. Where do you stand? What side of the fence are you playing here? That’s really what I’m trying to do in a lot of ways is show people you can still hold on to your faith, your core values, and beliefs and make music that is not necessarily explicitly ‘let’s walk through Jonah’ without being contrary to what you believe.”
Lecrae’s latest LP is projected to sell 75,000 – 80,000 copies in its first week. His previous album Gravity debuted in top 3 on the Billboard album chart and won the Grammy for Best Gospel Album.
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Watch Lecrae’s interview below.