#UHSXSW Profile #1: Lecrae

#UHSXSW Profile #1: Lecrae

Lecrae is one of our featured artists performing at Unrefined Hype: Extended Play Showcase. Hailing from Houston, Lecrae is an American Christian hip hop artist signed to Reach Records, has released five solo studio albums, and his latest Rehab: The Overdose was released last year…

Question: The biggest lesson you took away after the release of his album, “Rehab, The Overdose”? Lecrae: Working as a team is the only way to go. The Reach Records team and producers helped me so much. Pride and ego kills a lot of artists. Humbly hearing from people and not having to control every single detail is liberating.

Capitalizing off of the BET Hip-Hop Cipher (how that opportunity came about, and what has you done since then)? That was really a dope opportunity.BET reached out and I initially couldn’t do it but I think God wanted me there, and my voice to be heard. It worked out and so many people were rocked by it. Since the, I’ve continued to keep being a voice in hip-hop. People generally don’t see authentic Christians [in industry], I’ve also branched out into film and did a movie with Kim Fields and Melinda Williams.

What can people expect from you in the new year? Trying to inspire people. Hopefully hitting up Urban areas and doing workshops and conferences. Dealing with guys who haven’t had any direction. I’m working on a mix tape with Don Cannon coming out May 3rd. More collaborations with Statik Selektah, 9th Wonder, Murs, Dee-1. And I’m working on a new album that will drop this year as well.

Catch Lecrae and more at the Unrefined Hype: Extended Play Showcase. [R.S.V.P Here]