may not be the new album people have been waiting for, but the
36-year-old rapper is releasing new material for the first time since
the 2014 release of his critically acclaimed studio album “Anomaly.” The
Grammy Award winning Christian rapper took to social media to announce
that he would release the third and last installment of his Church
Clothes mixtape series that previously garnered millions of downloads on
streaming websites and iTunes.
rapper’s new project, “Church Clothes 3,” features fellow artists E-40,
N’Dambi, Propaganda, John Givez, JGivens, Jackie Hill Perry and his
fellow Reach Records rapper KB. In conjunction with the “Church Clothes
3” EP produced by S1 (Kanye West, Jay Z), the rapper has introduced a short film with
the same name that features four songs from the new mixtape, “It Is
What It Is,” “Gangland,” “Déjà Vu” and “Misconceptions 3.”
from the “Church Clothes” mixtape and visuals, Lecrae is also trying to
reach his young fans this year by embarking on a college tour. The
“Higher Learning” tour will travel to 30 college campuses around the
country, giving the rapper an opportunity to inspire young minds.
tour allows me to be involved and inspire some of the most impactful
and influential leaders of tomorrow,” said Lecrae in a statement
obtained by CP. “College is where many of the world-changing thoughts
and ideas are birthed. I want my music and my message to help inspire
While he still plans to release his first album in
two years, the musician has yet another project in the works before he
divulges more information about an official studio release. Lecrae is
releasing his first book on May 3 called “Unashamed.”
The memoir will give people a glimpse into the life of Lecrae’s tumultuous journey into his faith.
Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more
than his share of adversity—childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a
stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt,” a description of the book states. “The
rap artist holds nothing back as he divulges the most sensitive details
of his life, answers his critics, shares intimate handwritten journal
entries, and powerfully models how to be Christian in a secular age.”
The rapper previously spoke about his inspiration for the book in a statement shared with The Christian Post last year.
am writing Unashamed for all those who don’t know who they are, who
feel confined by the labels given to them,” said Lecrae.”As an artist my
ambition is to make honest music, and I feel the same way about writing
For more information about the rapper’s new music or book, please visit lecrae.com.