Never afraid to move the needle, few would argue that Lecrae’s much anticipated Columbia Records debut album comes at a pivotal moment for the artist, as hip hop’s torrent now moves to him. “More caught than taught,” is how the artist describes his incredible journey that includes two Grammys, a history-making #1 album with his masterful 2014 offering, Anomaly, which topped multiple categories, including the Billboard 200 and is RIAA Gold certified, and a compelling live resume, most recently notching a headlining 2016 ‘Destination’ tour.
Lecrae relishes his purpose-driven career arc as inspired ‘catalyzer’ – going “from artist to architect” on the new album, widening the close-knit comfort zone of Reach Records (the label he co-founded) by partnering with Columbia Records and expanding his creative outreach. One song that has already seen the light of day is the powerfully uplifting “Blessings,” which iHeartRadio chose for their ‘On The Verge’ platform which connects breaking artists with new listeners.
With trusted friend and Grammy winning producer S1 serving as a key production contributor, Lecrae says it was healing for him to weave some of the more nuanced, complex themes of the new album and come out the other side. “It’s about giving hope to people that they can overcome the fear and the insecurity when things do fall apart,” he says. Such authenticity has been the hallmark of his 7 studio albums and multiple mixtapes, now nearing the 2 million mark in sales, with the acclaimed artist winning a Billboard Music Award, multiple BET, Soul Train, and Dove awards and even an Honorary Doctorate of music to go along with his 2 Grammy wins. Past signature songs like the ultra-relatable “Church Clothes,” and the prophetic, multi-perspective of “Welcome To America” revealed a Lecrae exploring the plight of the disconnected in all of us.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE – Lecrae
|Tuesday||9 January 2018||Performance||MCAS Iwakuni, Japan|
|Thursday||11 January 2018||Performance||NAF Atsugi, Japan|
|Friday||12 January 2018||Performance||Yokota AB, Japan|
|Saturday||13 January 2018||Performance||CFA Yokosuka, Japan|
|Monday||15 January 2018||Performance||Misawa AB, Japan|
|Wednesday||17 January 2018||Performance||Camp Fuji, Japan|
|Friday||19 January 2018||Performance||Camp Foster, Okinawa|