With a talent already intact, Lecrae began freestyle rapping after Bible studies. Encouraged by his community of believers, he took his gift to the juvenile detention centers to minister to the residents. He later performed at BGEA’s Rock the River Tour West, where he became more passionate than ever about sharing the message that saved his life.
“It is very humbling that I get to do this, and I don’t want to get used to it,” he said at the time. “People are hungering and thirsting for something. I want to serve them with quality music, and more importantly, deliver a message that will challenge and inspire change in their lives.”
On Sunday night, Atlanta-based MC Lecrae won a Grammy for Best Gospel Album with his 2012 album Gravity. The term gospel rap automatically conjures up images of Kirk Franklin and while Lecrae is crystal clear about where his faith lies. “The Lecrae fans are like everyday people. Some of them are hip-hop fans, some of them are fans of responsibility and honesty. Obviously some of them are people who embrace their faith. And that’s really who resonates with my music. It’s just honest, real hip-hop.”
Make sure that you check out his conversation with BillyGraham.org. too. He is Avery interesting young man.