Reach Recording and artist Grammy nominated rapper Lecrae is set to release his highly anticipated mixtape Church Clothes, which will be hosted by DJ Don Cannon on May 10th Lecrae was first introduced to mainstream fans at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, where he performed with UK import songstress Estelle, Brooklyn’s Nitty Scott and French MC Saprano. Church Clothes mixtape is Lecrae’s official introduction to the mainstream audience and will feature No Malice (formerly Malice of The Clipse) and production from 9th Wonder, Bio 1-Da, S1 (Kanye, Beyonce) and Street Symphony (Reach Records, Ludacris, Gucci Mane).
“What interested me was that he feels so strongly about his beliefs and I am the same way,” states DJ Don Cannon from the Rapzilla interview. “Its something special in music to be able to stand up in this industry and bring the people something different.”
No stranger to the making hits, Lecrae has released a string of albums and singles that have existed on top of the Billboard charts starting with the release of his 2005 debut album Real Talk and his 2010 cross over release Rehab whose influence extended into mainstream media and culture. Rehab, arguably his most heartfelt album to date, broke into the Billboard Top 200 Albums debuting at No. 17, while reaching No. 3 on the Top 10 Albums chart on iTunes. The impact of this album continues to spread across the globe, receiving nominations for several awards including a Grammy nomination in 2011.
“This mixtape is aimed at the mainstream and is raw uncut hip-hop,” states Lecrae in an interview with Rapzilla. “This is totally different from my past releases and I hope can build a bridge between my current fans and create new ones.”
As Lecrae prepares for the release of the Church Clothes mixtape, he is also gearing up to for shows in East Lansing, Jefferson City, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
Listen and download the title track here