Lecrae’s Church Clothes 3′ Debuts On Billboard Charts As No. 1 Rap/Hip-hop


Reach Records hip-hop artist Lecrae pulled a
Beyonce and Drake and released his surprise
mixtape. Church Clothes 3 released at midnight,
January 15th, marking his first new material since
2014’s Anomaly.

His simple Facebook message read, “I heard some
requests for #CC3. Now on Apple Music: lecrae.cta.gs/07s”

CC3 debuted as the #1 Rap/Hip Hop album on the
Billboard charts, and also charted as the #1
Independent album, #3 Digital album, #7 on the
Albums chart and #12 on the Top 200 Album

Church Clothes 3 be digitally purchased through
Reach Records and is streaming across all DSPs
including iTunes. DTLR stores are exclusively
carrying the physical release.

S1 (Kanye West, Jay-Z), was the executive producer
of the album. CC3 features guests E-40, N’Dambi,
Propaganda, John Givez, JGivens, Jackie Hill Perry
and KB.

Church Clothes 3 Track Listing:
1. Freedom ft. N’Dambi (prod. by S1 / Co-prod. by
Epikh Pro & VohnBeatz)
2. Gangland ft. Propaganda (prod. by S1 /Co-prod.
by Shindo)
3. Deja Vu (prod. by S1) 4. Sidelines (prod. by Mykalife and Ryan Righteous)
5. Cruising (prod. by S1 / Co-prod. by Epikh)
6. It Is What It Is (prod. by S1 / Co-prod. by Epikh)
7. Can’t Do You ft. E-40 (prod. by Black Knight)
8. Forever (prod. by S1)
9. Misconceptions 3 ft. John Givez, JGivens, Jackie Hill Perry (prod. by S1)
10. I Wouldn’t Know ft. KB (prod. by GAWVI)
Lecrae also dropped a long form video to
accompany the album,

The storyline follows the life of a teenage gang
member who gets shot. His friend contemplates
getting revenge on the assailants. The songs
featured include: “It Is What It Is,” “Gangland,”
“Deja Vu” and “Misconceptions 3.”

The Church Clothes series has received praise and
chart success as Church Clothes 1 made double
platinum status on DatPiff.com. It debuted at No. 10
on the Billboard Christian Albums and Gospel
Albums charts on iTunes as well.

Church Clothes 2 gained over 100,000 downloads on DatPiff.com in two weeks and premiered at No.
21 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 1 on the Top
Christian and Gospel charts, and No. 3 on the Top
Rap chart.

His previously released and Grammy Award
winning album Anomaly helped Lecrae achieve a
debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart as
well as several other Billboard charts including,
Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and
Gospel Album. The record “was the Grammy winner’s sixth No. 1 on the Gospel Albums chart
and his fifth leader on Christian Albums” stated
Billboard Magazine. Additionally, this means it was
“the first title to crown both Gospel Albums and the
Billboard 200, and just the fifth set to lead both
Christian Albums and the Billboard 200.”

“Lecrae, known for his music message that is often
at odds with his hip-hop peers, speaks of
monogamy, contentment, and faith. Lecrae’s
message spreads beyond his music, however. He’s
a sought out guest speaker for major conferences
and many professional sports teams throughout the year,” reads a press release from Stache Media.
“On May 3, Lecrae adds author to his list of
endeavors in 2016 with the release of his memoir,
Unashamed. Fans who pre-order the book are
given the choice of exclusive campaign items
including a song track by Lecrae, an Unashamed 116 t-shirt, and more. Fans will claim their prize at UnashamedBook.com”.

The Higher Learning Tour was announced this
month, and tickets are now on sale. The tour
features special guest DJ Promote, and on certain
dates, Propaganda, Swoope and Liz Vice. The tour
begins February 9, 2016, and is stopping at more
than 30 college campuses and in college towns across the country.

Due out on May 3 is his book “Unashamed.” Lecrae
offered fans a snippet of the upcoming book by
releasing the first chapter online. “Ol-Daddy Issues”
can be read here. He appropriately followed that post up with a picture of him and his daughter on a
date, “Fathers be good to your daughters.”

The emcee also just spent some time on CNN for an
interview about the Ferguson protests and
breaking stereotypes.

“I involved myself in the protests after Ferguson
here in Atlanta for a multitude of different reasons,”
Lecrae said. “There was so much pent-up anger
and frustration within the black community. People
didn’t know what they were mad at or what they
wanted to see happen, so they just lashed out.”

source: rapzilla

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