Lecrae News

  • Charts Don’t Lie: October 5
    Charts Don’t Lie: October 5
    Oct 5, 2014 at 09:14am
    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. Chris Brown, though, is still moving more than JHUD with his album X's second week on shelves. The album saw a four-spot this week, bringing total sales closer to the 200k mark, but not quite there yet.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: September 28
    Charts Don’t Lie: September 28
    Sep 28, 2014 at 09:06am
    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! The billboard consumption number for X is 495K! X is GOLD already! Thank you!
  • Charts Don’t Lie: September 21
    Charts Don’t Lie: September 21
    Sep 21, 2014 at 09:10am
    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. While the sales projections indicated it'd be a close race between Jhene Aiko and Lecrae, Lecrae came out the clear winner.
  • Lecrae's "Anomaly" Debuts At #1 On Billboard 200, Jhene Aiko's "Souled Out" At #3
    Lecrae's "Anomaly" Debuts At #1 On Billboard 200, Jhene Aiko's "Souled Out" At #3
    Sep 17, 2014 at 11:11am
    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. 
  • Stream Lecrae's New Album "Anomaly"
    Stream Lecrae's New Album "Anomaly"
    Sep 11, 2014 at 11:51am
    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.
  • Samples Of The Week: September 11
    Samples Of The Week: September 11
    Sep 11, 2014 at 09:39am
    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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
  • Lecrae "Anomaly" & Jhene Aiko "Souled Out" Sales Projections
    Lecrae "Anomaly" & Jhene Aiko "Souled Out" Sales Projections
    Sep 11, 2014 at 03:49am
    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. Expected to hit the number one spot this week, Lecrae's Anomaly is looking end its first seven-day period with a solid 75,000-80,000 copies sold--an impressive figure for a "Christian Hip-Hop" artist. Lecrae's last album, Gravity, debuted to similar numbers and sold in excess of 150,000 copies before falling off the charts.
  • Lecrae Announces "Anomaly" Tour Dates
    Lecrae Announces "Anomaly" Tour Dates
    Jul 17, 2014 at 08:52am
    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.
  • Lecrae Reveals Artwork For "Anomaly" [Update: Tracklist Released]
    Lecrae Reveals Artwork For "Anomaly" [Update: Tracklist Released]
    Jul 16, 2014 at 03:00pm
    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. Now he's gearing up for the release of his follow-up, which he announced earlier this month would be titled Anomaly.
  • Lecrae Is Suing Katy Perry For Copyright Infringement On "Dark Horse"
    Lecrae Is Suing Katy Perry For Copyright Infringement On "Dark Horse"
    Jul 3, 2014 at 02:47pm
    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."
  • Lecrae Announces New Album "Anomaly"
    Lecrae Announces New Album "Anomaly"
    Jun 4, 2014 at 11:39pm
    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.
  • 5 Christian Hip-Hop Artists Infiltrating The Mainstream
    5 Christian Hip-Hop Artists Infiltrating The Mainstream
    Jun 4, 2014 at 04:04pm
    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. With a small number of Hip Hop albums surpassing the milestone of 100,000 sales these days - or even half that number, it has become easier to gain awareness.
  • Underrated Audio: January 18- January 24
    Underrated Audio: January 18- January 24
    Jan 25, 2014 at 03:11pm
    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 Ban
  • Charts Don’t Lie: November 17th
    Charts Don’t Lie: November 17th
    Nov 17, 2013 at 08:14am
    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. As we mentioned last week, a few of Em's old albums had popped back up on the Billboard 200, presumably due to anticipation for new one, MMLP2.
  • Lecrae Says He'd Love To See More Substance In Hip Hop And Responds To Critics
    Lecrae Says He'd Love To See More Substance In Hip Hop And Responds To Critics
    Nov 12, 2013 at 10:52am
    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?
  • Lecrae Announces "Church Clothes 2" Mixtape Featuring B.o.B, Paul Wall & More
    Lecrae Announces "Church Clothes 2" Mixtape Featuring B.o.B, Paul Wall & More
    Oct 22, 2013 at 05:18pm
    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.  Church Clothes 2 will be hosted by DJ Don Cannon, and will feature guest appearances from B.o.B, Paul Wall, Novel, Kevin Ross, Crystal Nicole, King Mez, Derek Minor, and Tedashii. Production for the project will include work by Boi-1da, David Banner, ThaInnaCircle, Dirty Rice, Thyshane and more.
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