Rapper Lecrae interviewed at South by Southwest

One of the world’s biggest music festivals, South by Southwest (SXSW), just wrapped.  Gospel rapper Lecrae was there and performed with Trip Lee.  While he was in Austin, allhiphop.com, one of the best-read rap websites, did a brief interview with him.  Lecrae has had a pretty wild year, which included recent praise from legendary southern rapper Bun B.

If you missed it, Lecrae did a rap at the BET awards a few months back.  He participated in a “cipher,” a kind of freestyle session, with a bunch of other up-and-coming rappers.  Watch the video; it’s hard to deny his talent, and the way he boldly witnesses for Christ is inspiring.

By the way, I just did a couple breakout sessions with Flame, a very popular and gifted Christian rapper, at Southern Seminary’s REKNOWN conference.  We talked all about Christian rap with standing-room-only groups of teenagers, and the sessions were really fun.  Flame’s new album is out, and it sounds great.  I also met Young Noah, a new artist on Flame’s label, Clear Sight Music.  You can hear tracks from Flame’s new record and download Noah’s free mixtape here.  Flame and Young Noah are each locked in on Christ, and they’re a lot of fun to boot.

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2 responses to “Rapper Lecrae interviewed at South by Southwest

  1. We had a girl go to your breakout session from our youth group and when we got in the car to go home she was in tears. She told us she was going home and throwing out all her secular and worldly rap cds and said yall’s class changed her viewpoint on rap music. So, thank you. This is a huge step for this young girl and I hope we see more change.
    Totally going to be buying her some Lecrae and Flame to replace the hole. :)

  2. owenstrachan

    Wow–that is deeply encouraging. Thank you for that kind feedback. There is some terrific rap out there that will build this young woman up in the faith. Check out Trip Lee’s new album as well–it releases Tuesday, April 10.

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