Grammy-Award winning rapper Lecrae recently appeared on the New York City radio station “Hot 97 The Morning Show” where he discussed being censored due to his lyrical content being informed by his Christian faith.
“I’m more censored than the most drugged out violent rapper,” Lecrae told host Ebro who asked if he runs into barriers due to being a Christian rapper. “They censor me more than anybody. I’m marginalized, put in a box, so it’s kind of weird. I’m sitting here trying to put substance in music and people are like, ‘nah nah.'”
Lecrae also enjoyed other mainstream exposure performing on the “Late Show with Jimmy Fallon” last month and knocking Nicki Minaj’s sex driven “Anaconda” out of the No. 1 slot on iTunes back in August with his single “All I Need is You.” He shared an exclusive quote with The Christian Post to celebrate that feat.
“I don’t look at it that way,” the rapper told Christian Post. “I think it’s phenomenal to make music that challenges people to think on morality, spirituality and the betterment of society. Many people do that. Some sing country or jazz — I rap.
At the end of the day I’m not here to hold up the banner of a genre. I am here to hold up the banner of Truth. It’s way bigger than genres and charts. I’m fighting to be a voice in culture. A voice in a dark world.”