Be honest with yourself, is there any credibility to a list of Top CHH Artists without Lecrae on top right now? Be honest. You may want to say yes, (In fact, I would like to say yes) but the fact of the matter is, talent wise, Lecrae is great. Factor in song quality, volume of work and impact on the game, Lecrae is our top man right now.
I’ve been following Lecrae since his first release with Cross Movement Records, “Real Talk”. Lecrae was a breathe of fresh air at the time for Christian Hip Hop fans. He came in when Da Truth, Ambassador, and Flame were setting the table for someone to take the reins of the CHH community and and hit the world with it.
Lecrae took the rein and has never looked back.
Lecrae’s record label, Reach Records, has done an amazing job of promoting him and his other label mates. They have taken the production of Christian rap music to the next level, and have set the bar very high for everyone in CHH.
I’m thankful to Lecrae and Reach for their impact on the CHH community.
Recently Lecrae has ventured into a new realm for CHH artist. On the ground ministry (before and after concerts) has always been a big part of CHH, but now Lecrae has garnered enough respect that artists who are not traditionally Christian are taking notice and collaborating with him. His appearance on Statik Selektah’s mixtape has bridged the gap between CHH and Mainstream Hip Hop like no other project has.
He followed that appearance with a mixtape of his own called “Church Clothes” (Review), then he collaborated with mainstream producers and artists on his latest studio album, “Gravity“, with the hope to build relationship and share about the hope he find in Christ.
Call it peer-to-peer ministry! The dude it trying to Reach the world with the Gospel.
Pray for my man, Lecrae, and support everything he does!