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Lecrae        

Grammy Award-Winning Christian Hip-Hop Recording Artist

Lecrae Devaughn Moore, mononymously known as Lecrae, is a Christian hip-hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is the president, co-owner and co-founder of the independent record label Reach Records, and the co-founder and president of the now-defunct non-profit organization ReachLife Ministries.

Lecrae, in reference to his label as a Christian rapper, has stated that his music is just hip-hop, though it reflects his Christian faith.

Lecrae's debut recording, Real Talk, was released in 2004 through Reach Records. His third solo album, Rebel, released in 2008, became the first Christian hip-hop album to reach #1 on the Billboard Gospel chart.

On May 10, 2012, Lecrae released his first mixtape, Church Clothes, which was hosted by DJ Don Cannon. Considered his breakthrough into mainstream hip-hop, the mixtape was downloaded over 100,000 times in less than 48 hours.

His sixth studio album, Gravity, came out on September 4, 2012, and has been called the most important album in Christian hip-hop history by Rapzilla and Atlanta Daily World. The album debuted as the best-selling album overall in the iTunes Store, #3 on the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards, marking the first time that a hip-hop artist received this award.

Lecrae released his seventh album, Anomaly, on September 9, 2014. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 88,587 copies sold through the first week, the first album to top both the Billboard 200 and the Gospel chart simultaneously.

On June 22, 2018, Lecrae released his ninth studio album, Let the Trap Say Amen, which was a collaborative project with Zaytoven.

Lecrae has also appeared in films including the television film A Cross to Bear and in the comedy film Believe Me, in which he appeared briefly as Dr. Malmquist.

In the social sphere, Lecrae has advocated for the preservation of responsibility and fatherhood as a value among men in the United States, and in 2013 partnered with Dwyane Wade and Joshua DuBois in the multimedia initiative This Is Fatherhood as part of the Obama administration's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. He has also presented on and written about racial tension and injustice in the United States.

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Christian Rapper Lecrae Discovers 'Sobering' Family History ...

Lecrae — whose full name is Lecrae Devaughn Moore — tweeted he found “the slave master that bought my 3rd great grandmother at 9 years old from Africa.”.

'Immersed into Christ': Christian Rapper Lecrae Baptized in Jordan ...

Christian rapper Lecrae traveled to Israel last week in what he called an " incredible" experience. Lecrae, who's real name is Lecrae Devaughn Moore, shared ...

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