Upon first listen you wouldn’t know that LeCrae is a Gospel artist. His current single “Go Hard” sounds like a cross between Kurt Franklin and Young Jeezy. His songs are catchy, the beats are banging and you sure wouldn’t catch your traditional Gospel artist reciting lines like: “Lord kill me If I don’t preach the gospel I’m still in my 20’s- but I’ll die if I got to Already dead- so forget my flesh I done been crossed over see the full court press I’m a full court mess if the Lord don’t use me”
LeCrae granted Elev8.com an unprecedented interview about his album, vision and Christ.
OW: How has this project differed from previous projects?
LeCrae: “Rehab is far more musical and explores issues that my other projects didn’t touch on manhood, marriage, and addiction. I think Rehab is a very transitional project it displays more of me as an artist/writer/producer and not just a rapper.”
OW. In the last year, what have you learned?
LeCrae: “I have learned that authenticity resonates with people. The industry can be very misleading and is built to make people believe what they see. But people aren’t dumb they can see through that and I think real music and real people resonate.”
Recently released singles “Overdose”, “Battle Song” featuring Suzy Rock, and “Blow Your High” featuring Canon have all garnered massive radio exposure in both the Christian and Hip Hop Circles. The album peaked at No. 2 on iTunes and No. 1 on the Hip-Hop chart through most of its debut week. The Rehab album is currently at # 5 is in its 23rd week on the Billboard Charts.
Click here, for the full interview with Oretha Winston.