Since God grabbed a hold of Lecrae Moore when he was 19 years old, He has used Lecrae’s Hip Hop background to lead the way in a new genre of Christian Rap. Lecrae’s latest song “Background” talks about how important it is to put God front and center, and let everything else fade into the background.
Lecrae was raised by his mom in various inner cities around the U.S. and he frequently turned to rap as a vessel to express his thoughts and emotions. It wasn’t until he was 19 when he directed his efforts and talents to God. He heard a message by Christian leader James White that would cause him to turn his life around 180 degrees and showed him his need for a Savior. Lecrae would go onto print his life story and conversion and passed it out to students across the University of North Texas campus.
He went on to speak and rap at juvenile detention centers and began to gain attention for his music. His breakthrough single “Jesus Musik” opened a whole new door into Christian Rap, and while he has flourished musically, Lecrae has never lost his passion for reaching people with the message of Jesus. He cofounded ReachLife Ministries in 2005 to help take the message behind his music to the streets and build and equip leaders in the urban environments with resources to help to reach others.