Lecrae was recently a guest on an interview
segment of Relevant Magazine’s podcast.
The Reach Records emcee briefly broke
down some of the topics discussed on his
new album Church Clothes 3.
The hosts asked Lecrae what the difference
between a full album, Anomaly, is compared
to a more mixtape record such as CC3. The
rapper said CC3 focuses more on content
and not as much on “musicality” and
“tweaks” to make it perfect. The sound is rawer and not as labor intensive.
It is straight forward, “raw energy…like a
Donald Trump speech, no thought,” he
The hosts said that parts of the album feel
like an open wound, specifically the content
of the first track “Freedom.” The song looks
to tackle some of the big relevant topics that
are happening in the news.
“It’s almost like acknowledging the climate
we exist in,” asserted Lecrae. “I think you’d
have to be a fool to not feel like there’s not
racial tension, there’s not, Islamaphobia,
and all these types of phobias existing right
now. I have a largely conservative fanbase so it’s almost like, ‘Hey hey guys, what’s
happening right now?’ Let’s talk about this
and put this stuff out there.”
He continued, “This has to be spoken
Another song that caught the attention of
Relevant was “Sidelines.” Lecrae said the
song addresses the “critics” and
“naysayers” who attack him saying he isn’t
Conservative enough or for the people who
say, he’s too conservative.
“They scared that I’ma cause these babies
to stumble/ They scared that my integrity is
gon’ crumble, appreciate the prayers/ But
all that pressure either gon’ make you
humble/ Or make you hang out on the
sidelines, and fear you gon’ fumble” Lecrae raps in the song.
The interview was brief but in that quick
time, Lecrae gave a solid bit of insight into
just a few tracks off his album.
Click HERE for the full interview (from 68:00 – 78:00).
Lecrae also became the first rapper to be on the cover of Relevant Magazine, as he
graced the cover of the January/February
“He’s a Christian icon and one of the biggest
names in hip-hop,” the subheading of the article reads, “But you already know that. What you don’t know is the jaw-dropping
story of the man behind it all.”
The emcee is currently on his 32-city Higher
Learning Tour that will run through April.