Lecrae Responds To Rumours About Signing With Jay-Z

When you talk about Christian Hip Hop/Rap it’s hard
not to think about Lecrae… The first rapper to win a
Gospel GRAMMY, which is normally won by
heavyweight “Contemporary Gospel” artist, not a
rapper.
Lecrae has had great success during his career,
however the mainstream music world really started
taking note after he appeared on the 2011 BET
Awards Cypher and also his collaboration with
Statik Selektah for the song ‘Live And Let Live’
taken from the ‘Population Control’ album.
A few weeks ago rumours started surfacing that
Lecrae was to sign with Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter,
which some would claim to be a massive career move
in terms of reaching a wider audience and making a
bigger impact on the mainstream Hip Hop music
world.
Lecrae responded to the rumours and claims in an
Ebony.com interview saying, “[Laughs] At this
point in time, no,” Lecrae told Ebony.
“Essentially, he was looking for some
conscious artists and my name was thrown
into a pool of other artists and that’s as far as
it went.”
With that said, Lecrae did make it clear that signing
with Jay-Z was not something he would consider
despite the obvious advantages of a move like that.
“Nah. For multiple reasons, but one majorly,
I’m an independent artist, I’m a label owner,”
Lecrae explained. “I love my independence. I
love being able to create the story.”
Lecrae continued, “…I want to do in many ways
what Jay-Z is doing for the mainstream. He’s
inspiring a lot of people to think they can do
something on their own. I want to inspire
people that they can do it on their own and
not compromise their faith and beliefs, as
well. So, that’s what I stand for.”
Lecrae’s released ‘Church Clothes’ the Mix-Tape
in 2012 which received in excess of 100,000
downloads on popular Mix-Tape website Datpiff.
Dubbed as one of “the most important albums in
Christian Hip Hop history,” ‘Gravity,’
Lecrae’s l atest album debuted at No. 3 on the
Billboard 200, and No. 1 on the Top Rap,
Christian, Gospel, and Independent Albums
chart, and won the GRAMMY for “Best Gospel
Album” 2013.

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