Lecrae News

 
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: October 5
    This week we only have one new entry so to speak of, and it's r'n'b/pop singer Jennifer Hudson with her newly-released JHUD. The album didn't do very much damage on the charts, but it still enters within the Billboard's top 10.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: September 28
    This week Chris Brown makes his Billboard 200 debut with his new album X. The singer went above and beyond the projected sales, moving 146,000 copies opening week. As some people noticed, on Twitter Chris Brown tweeted that X had sold 495k, according to the Billboard Consumption Chart. He tweeted, "TEAM BREEZY!
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: September 21
    Lecrae is on the way to becoming a household name, which is a feat for a rapper, let alone a Christian rapper. The rapper made an impressive debut this past week, with Anomaly topping the Billboard 200 and selling just under 100k, with 88,000.
  • Cover of Lecrae's "Anomaly" Debuts At #1 On Billboard 200, Jhene Aiko's "Souled Out" At #3
    The race between Lecrae and Jhene Aiko for the Billboard 200 #1 spot was a close one, but Lecrae has come out on top. The rapper's new album Anomaly snagged a #1 debut, after moving a reported 88,299 units, according to Hits Daily Double. 
  • Cover of Stream Lecrae's New Album "Anomaly"
    Lecrae's new album Anomaly hit the shelves on September 9th, but for those hesitant listeners, Lecrae has decided to provide a full album stream.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: September 11
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Lecrae "Anomaly" & Jhene Aiko "Souled Out" Sales Projections
    The first week sales projections for Lecrae's Anomaly and Jhene Aiko's Souled Out are in, and they're not what you might imagine.
  • Cover of Lecrae Announces "Anomaly" Tour Dates
    Both Lecrae and Andy Mineo were two rappers featured on our recent list of 5 Christian Hip-Hop Artists Infiltrating the Mainstream, and as they continue to do just that, they're linking up for a tour centered around Lecrae's new album Anomaly.
  • Cover of Lecrae Reveals Artwork For "Anomaly" [Update: Tracklist Released]
    In 2012, Christian spitter Lecrae made history by becoming the first rapper to win the "Best Gospel Album" Grammy for his project Gravity, which featured contributions from Big K.R.I.T., No Malice, 9th Wonder, Boi-1da and many more.
  • Cover of Lecrae Is Suing Katy Perry For Copyright Infringement On "Dark Horse"
    Katy Perry and Juicy J's "Dark Horse" has certainly been doing work on the charts this year, but not everyone's a fan. Christian rappers Lecrae, Flame and John Reilly are now suing Perry, Juicy, and producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin for the song's allegd similarities to their 2008 song "Joyful Noise."
  • Cover of Lecrae Announces New Album "Anomaly"
    Following up his Grammy Award winning album, Gravity, from 2012, Christian hip-hop star, Lecrae, is getting ready to bless us with his next project this summer.
  • Cover of 5 Christian Hip-Hop Artists Infiltrating The Mainstream
    With the rise of digital music, decline of music sales, and mass growth and adoption of social networks and blogs, we have seen the playing field become leveled. With that has come fewer major label releases and a lion share of independent releases.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 18- January 24
    This past week we did receive quite a few massive hip-hop records, including a new banger from the Young Money crew, a massive remix of YG's "My Nigga," and a stand-out ScHoolboy Q record "Break The Bank," among other Very Hotttt releases.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: November 17th
    Eminem week officially hit us with full force. We've seen legendary rappers like Jay Z and Kanye West both drop albums this past year, but none compared to the chart domination of Slim Shady.
  • Cover of Lecrae Says He'd Love To See More Substance In Hip Hop And Responds To Critics
    HNHH: You were the first rapper to win a Grammy for a gospel album - What was the first thing that ran through your mind when you found out?
  • Cover of Lecrae Announces "Church Clothes 2" Mixtape Featuring B.o.B, Paul Wall & More
    Lecrae made history earlier this year, when he became the first rapper to win a Grammy for best gospel album. Now he's announced a brand new mixtape, which will be a sequel to 2012's Church Clothes. 
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