Lecrae Gets Baptized In Jordan River

One of the top CHH artists, Lecrae, got baptized at the Yardenit Baptismal Site in the Jordan River during a visit to Israel. He also visited Jerusalem, the Mount of Beatitudes and Capernaum, posting photos and enthusing about walking in the footsteps of Jesus on social media.

Alongside tweet of his immersion in the Jordan River on Thursday

“Today we got baptized in the Jordan River. The one John baptized Jesus in… Getting baptized in it was an incredible experience for me. When you come back out of the water, you come back to life as a new creation. When I was immersed into Christ (not just water) I also become a new creation: ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.’ The more you learn the Jewish roots the more truth comes alive.” Says Lecrae

Reach Records Announces CHH Collab Project

Reach records are releasing a project dropping this friday. People are calling it a playlist with some of the terms reach use like created and curated. Jon keith also stated it was a project and so did Lecrae.


”Summer is heating up. New 116 project drops Friday #Summer19 #newmusic”, Says Lecrae

This project has a ton of features, and collabs on it. They did this on their christmas project last year. They also have focused on new talents and no features on God Over Money and Reflection Music Group artists.

Did Lil Wayne Copy Lecrae’s Song on Carter V?

There`s conspiracy going round in the christian hiphop circles, Did Lil Wayne copy Lecrae with his new song “Let It All Work Out” on his new album? Or Did they both sample from Sampha Sisay, “Indecision” released in 2013?


Listen here: Lecrae | lil Wayne | Sampha Sisay

You can tell Lecrae`s “8.28” & Lil Wayne`s “Let It All Work Out” both are similar to Sampha Sisay`s, “Indecision”.


What is your take on this?


Lecrae Spotted with Meek Mill.

I really love when people try to figure out stuff and that’s what I’m here to help you figure out things about nothing right. It really doesn’t need to be figured out because they’ll post on this story. There’s this picture of Lecrae being in the mix with rapper Meek Mill and Corey says people hate on the right. But he’s inspired nobody else. So now there was a discussion I was having with some peers and they were like you know why people celebrate look crazy being in these sparks right. Somebody said if he’s sharing the gospel I really don’t care or could care less than somebody else will like. Well you know he’s there at. College just want to put my little two cents on it. Does it matter what if he’s actually not sharing the gospel but just having a good time being in the mix. What if they’re just sitting around playing dominoes or spades. What if they actually brought him over to meet their moms like, does it even matter? I have relationship with people that are called quote “not of the faith” and are really really good people. I don’t have a relationship with just “Christian people” and you’re not trying to share the gospel every time you speak to them. Sometimes you get some people off but that’s neither here nor there. My question is why do everybody celebrate him being a low spot. I just think it’s dope for the simple fact this is a person that we owe to ourselves and look was a small little “Christian hip-hop” box and we held him just in our genre and now he’s out there and people are knowing his name and if they go look at some of his music. Actually no. I didn’t actually exist. They noted Christian Hiphop actually exists regardless of what he says they will and everybody will always classify him as a Christian hip hop artist. So my thing is and it’s always been like, it doesn’t matter whether he’s sharing the Gospel or not. As long as I don’t get any reports that he’s smoking, drinking and beating his wife, cheating on his wife; whatever the case is, it doesn’t matter who he is hanging out with. I mean why do people care so much about where he is and what he is doing or who he’s with or who he is not with?

What are your thoughts?

CHH Artists Get Called Out For Jacking Derek Minor By Dj Wade-O And Cardardec Drums

Derek minor has real raw unadulterated truth, unapologetic about it but the people he has around him will ride for him regardless of the situation. And here we have proof of that. Derek Minor`s producer Carter drums says “ima need y’all Christian rappers (yea that’s right you a “Christian rapper” always will be) to stop Jackin Derek minor. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!! A few of y’all!! at least give big bro some credit”. Then DJ Wade-O says, “Dudes been jacking Derek Minor for years. Songs, lyrics, concepts, album titles, beats. Whole 9. Put some respek on his name”.

Recently I reported about this where shortly after Andy Mineo said that his project was going to be a kind of four series Ep type project. Derek Minor tweeted “I did it first”! which in fact was true because in October or September Derek Minor announced that he was going to be releasing a 4 series Ep part series, but I also see that Steven Malcolm also has a kind of a series Ep type concept. So with that being said, we see his influences all around here. Also Lecrae has a whole album titled “Let the trap say Amen” whom the first person or the most recent person heard or something like that is Derek minor’s “Free from the trap” and Thi’sl. Now I know what a lot of y’all are saying, ”It shouldn’t matter whether you’re Christian hiphop or not. You know this, that but it should! When you are not giving the credit for where you got the idea, no one is going to think less of you especially not in Christian hiphop. People are going to be like oh yeah you know we’re all brothers in Christ we should be you know who your speech ideas but hey I’m just putting this out here that this is what a lot of people are clamoring about. Monitor is an innovator! you think about a lot of people’s getting a lot of credibility right now. Ty Brasel, WHATUPRG, Derek minor was one of the first people to work with those people and now they’re on bigger pedestals and a lot of people want a piece of the pie or piece of the action or piece of these new wave artists.

Do you think that this is a bunch about nothing Or people should give credit where its due?

Lecrae Gives Insight To Upcoming New Project


Photo credits : Reach records

The GRAMMY award-winning hip-hop artist, Reach Records general, Lecrae In an interview with Ergy, Crae revealed that he finished crafting a project with super producer Zaytoven (Gucci Mane, Usher, 21 Savage, 2 Chainz). The project is expected to feature a collaboration with mainstream hip-hop heavyweight Waka Flocka Flame.

Lecrae announced it through his Instagram page where he was hinting for a few months that he was working with artist such as Waka Flocka Flame. Zaytoven also worked with artist such as Migos, Drake also is a professing follower of Christ is to set to work with one of the biggest Christian artists in the world today. What are your thoughts about this project?


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Why is “Christian Rap” Going Mainstream?

Much has been written about mainstream rap’s religious revival. Popular hip-hop artists — most notably Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, and Kanye West — are weaving Christian themes into their music without apology. Surprisingly, the secular music marketplace is eating it up.

image: Lecrae and Kanye West.

But as mainstream rap has become more Christian, Christian rap has become more mainstream. Artists like Lecrae are signing with secular music labels and refusing to be called “Christian rappers.” Many other prominent Christian artists are releasing records that focus more on political commentary than preaching and are incorporating provocative lyrics that may easily offend conservative Christian fans.

Wanting to know more, I decided to speak with Propaganda. The Los Angeles-based artist is one of the most prominent Christian rappers today and someone at the heart of this trend. His newest album “Crooked” is rife with straight talk about racism and injustice that will make many white Christians squirm. “God” is only mentioned in one song. Here we discuss the trends and why they matter.

RNS: Mainstream hip-hop artists from Kendrick to Chance seem to be getting more explicitly religious. Kanye even described his album as worship music. Why the shift?

PROP: First, I honestly think it has much to do with Lecrae’s success. He proved the market was ready for a new answer to culture. And people wanted to be a little more honest about where they are coming from and still sell records. Secondly, I think hip-hop has in some way had a religious tone, whether it was 5%er or Muslim. A Christian voice was just missing.

RNS: How is hip-hop uniquely positioned to raise spiritual questions and speak to matters of the soul?

PROP: Hip-hop sits in the stream of black music a la negro spiritual, jazz, blues, rock and roll, etcetera. Black music is not so much be right but must feel right. For music to feel right, it’s gotta speak to deeper parts of the human experience, whether lyrics or sound. It’s gotta hit you right in the feels. Hip-hop that stands the test of time does that.

RNS: As mainstream hip-hop gets more religious, Christian hip-hop artists seem to be growing more mainstream. Rather than just preaching through song, they are confronting issues like immigration, poverty, and racism. What do you make of this?

PROP: Well, my music has always sat in that justice space. It’s pretty much my lane. But to your question, I think the election and sociopolitical climate has brought out that undercurrent of institutional racism and sexism that marginalized people groups inside and outside the church have been wrestling with for years. I feel like this season made these things impossible to not speak out about. It feels like the very soul of our faith is at stake.

RNS: Lifeway banned an album that Humble Beast put out for referencing the word “penis.” What does this say about the state of conservative Christianity?

PROP: It’s on its last breath if it don’t evolve.

RNS: Do you think that underlying racism influenced their decision?

PROP: Absolutely. However, I think it also had to do with just some fear of loss of revenue. You gotta protect the core audience. I get that. We are not their core at all. Plus, it wasn’t necessary a choice of the whole organization but one or two buyers. The racial untone is unavoidable though because the Patriot Bible is still on the self.

RNS: You’ve said on social media and elsewhere that white Christianity has a race problem. How bad is it?

PROP: It’s an epidemic, bro, and what makes it worse is how long it’s festered. Take Abraham Kuyper, for instance. He’s a hero in the faith who stated that there is no part of the universe over which God doesn’t cry “mine.” But he also asserted that the African man’s brain is hopelessly childish and underdeveloped and will always need the white man to save him from himself.

Having said that, I am not hopeless because it’s white Christians that made the Underground Railroad possible. And it’s that duality that is at the core of this record.

RNS: Your new single “Darkie” is a prime example of this. The shockingly raw lyrics expose culture’s biases against physical features of blackness such as “nappy” hair. What do you hope to accomplish?

PROP: Well it’s one part of a whole story arc of the record. But in particular, “Darkie” is in an articulation of what happens when whiteness is centered as the ideal and becomes internalized and then weaponized among our own people. In many Latino countries and in Asian culture also being dark means you work in the fields. Fair skin is a sign of wealth.

I personally wrestled through loving my darkness. My hope is to encourage folks to enjoy whatever the Lord gave you — light or dark.

RNS: The song doesn’t really even reference God. Why? Will this be a problem for your Christian fans?

PROP: There is no reference to God on the entire album until the last song. This is def by design. Because that’s what life has been for a lot of us. We go through ugly things, ups and downs, and really don’t see God in there. Sometimes we don’t see any redemptive themes until years and years later. At least that’s what my life has been.

RNS: It seems to me that Christian rap is becoming less overtly Christian. 

PROP: Well, Christian hip-hop as a whole has traditionally had two basic approaches — one is the very apologetic overt approach, and the other is more like the subversive approach. I think that that apologetic side has remained consistently overt. Granted, that fan base has shrunk, but it’s still there. I think the success of Lecrae has made it seem like the move is toward subversiveness. But that’s just because he is at top of the food chain.

Courtesy of RNS

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