Monday, February 05, 2007

Featured Artist: Lecrae

Peace and blessings,

I pray everyone's weekend was blessed and refreshing. Below are some tracks from Lecrae's two albums ("Real talk", 2005 & "After the music stops," 2006). He's one of my top five Christian Mcees, and after listening to these tracks, you'll be convinced of his gift.

This first track is entitled "Take me as I am," and it is about the common misconception we have about coming to Christ, namely that we must "get ourselves right" before we come to Christ. Actually, we alone are able to "get ourselves right" in any sense of the word, but only through Christ are we changed. What's the point of the song? That we must come to Christ as we are, regardless of what we've done, because through Him, all things are made new.

The next track is called "crossover," and it's basically an anthem about the importance of developing a relationship with Christ and doing away with destructive behavior. In addition to the potency of his lyrics, the beat is sick. It sounds like that old memephis bleek cut called "do my ladies..."

The next track is called " Praying for you," and it is about him interceding in prayer on behalf of someone. The song is deep, as I think it really touches on some of the issues that we as believers wrestle with in our minds. The beat is one of the sickest i've heard in a while. It reminds me of jay-z's "song cry."

This last track isn't even a full song, but I had to include it because it's vicious. It's him dropping a minute-long freestyle. I'm not going to say anything else, just peep it...

Enjoy the soulfood, and speekonit...

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