Lecrae talks about transcending Christian rap, touring with Kendrick Lamar and more
Since releasing his first album, Real Talk, in 2004, Lecrae has managed to achieve success in mainstream hip-hop rapping about God and positivity.
In 2013, he joined the Rock the Bells tour featuring Common, Kendrick Lamar and Wu-Tang Clan. In 2014, his album Anomaly debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
"Music is music," he said in a phone interview. "Christianity is a faith not a genre. It's about musical expression. Accolades and things like that are always a surprise. Me, most of the time, I keep my nose down working in the studio. The only thing through that process I'm thinking about is making the best music possible"
Lecrae performs at 3:30 p.m. March 5 at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Tickets are $25. Click here for details.
For more of Sarah Whitman's interview with Lecrae, click here.