Fresh off Grammy win, Christian rapper, Lecrae to play Keith-Albee
HUNTINGTON — The SMG-managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena brings another Grammy winning artist into town at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 10.
On the 2013 Grammy’s Lecrae won a Grammy along with other famous Contemporary Christian artists such as TobyMac and Matt Redman.
This is Lecrae’s first Grammy. Lecrae won Best Gospel Album for “Gravity,” which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard chart. Lecrae raps not only about his religious beliefs, but also touches on other themes like being a loyal husband and a responsible father, many aspects that are not normally seen in today’s hip-hop music.
From the south side of Houston, to a leader in the movement of urban reform, a rocky road provides a window into the grace he experienced throughout his life— with every situation molding him into the artist and leader that he is today.
Born and raised by his mother, in a poor community, Lecrae Moore moved around a lot, giving him the versatile background and cultural awareness he carries with him. San Diego, Denver, and Dallas have once been home to him and the street life he idolized and pursued.
Along the way, like many in the inner city, he took to rapping as a way of communicating his thoughts. It wasn’t until after high school that his hobby became a passion and Jesus Christ redeemed his Hip-Hop background. There needed to be a culturally relevant and biblically solid resource center to help train the next generation, so he co-founded ReachLife Ministries in 2005.
The non-profit organization exists to partner with other organizations in equipping local leaders with culturally relevant tools and media projects designed to strengthen communities with the word of God. ReachLife is another vital piece in the larger vision of seeing a reformation in urban culture.
Since then, Lecrae has released the groundbreaking album, “After the Music Stops” and “Rebel,” the first Christian Rap album to ever sit in the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Gospel Charts.
Led by the classic single‚ “Jesus Musik,” After the Music Stops slowly spread to the mainstream market with other hits such as “Praying For You” and “Send Me.” Aimed at building an audience of disciples, the album sat on Soundscan’s Christian Hip Hop/R&B chart for two years after releasing in 2006. While Rebel, released in 2008, also garnered much success — claiming the No. 3 position on the iTunes Rap chart.
Tickets are $24, $18. with College ID, $18 Groups of 15+ (2 Free Tickets with order). Tickets are available at Big Sandy Superstore Arena Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 800-745-3000.
For groups of 15 or more please call 304-696-5990 and talk with box office personnel.