The spotlight shines just a little bit brighter on Lecrae with the release of the video for “Live & Let Live” from Statik’s Population Control. Hopefully this will be taken as the compliment I intend it to be, but listening to “Live & Let Live” gave me no indication Lecrae was a Christian rapper. I just heard a dope song. For some reason, Christian rappers have popped up in several of my conversations, both online and off, over the past few weeks. My canned response is that “they suck” and that tends to be the general consensus among others that I’m speaking with.
But to keep it real, a lot of rappers suck. Mainly because they don’t take the time to find their own voice on the mic and instead choose to chase whatever is moving the needle at a particular time. So with everything else we do around here, our energies will continue to be directed on good music regardless of where it’s coming from.