Sunday night Babe and I were out here in these streets. Usually, we are home getting ready for the school/work week. Every now and again we will make some exceptions. We went to Lecrae’ All Things Work Together Tour at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Shout out to St. Jude for the complimentary tickets.
Who is a Lecrae: Rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, actor, and entrepreneur. He was labeled as a Christian rapper, but his music is just inspirational hip-hop. His first album was released in 2004. His third album, Rebel became the first Christian hip-hop album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel chart. Lecrae dropped his first mixtape, Church Clothes, and it was considered his breakthrough into mainstream hip-hop. The mixtape was downloaded over 100,000 times in less than 48 hours. In 2013 Lecrae won the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album, he was the first hip-hop artist to receive this award.
The Fillmore has an intimate crowd, not small but not a huge theatre. Translation: Not so many people that I had anxiety but make no mistake it was packed. The beauty of the show was every ethnicity was represented. There were kids as young as 7 to folks 60+. There was a gentleman beside us with an oxygen tank having a great time. It was the most diverse turn up I’ve ever experienced and it warmed my heart. Lecrae is a clean artist so no cursing but he is very honest and shared his struggles. He encouraged us to keep going. To push past our pain and struggles. Listen, it did my soul good. I didn’t expect to leave feeling so encouraged.
Babe didn’t know any music from Lecrae but he had a good time and downloaded his album soon as we got home. NEW FAN ALERT!!!
A few weeks ago St. Jude patient Nick who is an aspiring rapper had the chance to meet Lecrae and spit a freestyle for him. What a magical moment for Nick.
Shout out to St. Jude for making little dreams come true.
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Sheena Steward says
This seems like a great event. I saw him open for Jill Scott about couple years ago and he was really good. I’m like you, I like how he doesn’t fit in a box.
Oh wow, that is cool. I love Jill Scott. That is a good pairing.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I’ve actually never heard of Lecrae before, but I really like what he’s doing. It’s good stuff!
Now when you hear his name again you will have a little bit of knowledge.
I love this so much! I’ve never been a fan of rap because of the messaging that so many of the songs have. I LOVE this guys work. It sounds great, and I love the message.
Danielle he is the best of both worlds for sure.
Joely Smith says
I love the more intimate setting! I also think it is cool he won’t be put in a box!! More power to him! I agree fully that we adults need a break away from it all now and then! So glad you had a great time lovely lady!
Yes, the intimate setting gives you a much different vibe.
We have been listening to Lecrae for the past several years and we really love his music! I love that there are christian artists that my kids can listen to and I don’t have to worry about the lyrics being bad.
That is awesome Mandee. I totally get it, you don’t have to censor anything and you know that it is nothing but positivity going in.
I haven’t heard of this song either, but that song is really good. Glad you two had a great time together.
Thanks Joanna, it is the perfect song to remind us to keep pushing.
steph parrell says
What a great event and experience! Wish you were coming here!
It was such an amazing time.
Gwendolyn M Mulholland says
I haven’t really heard anything by him that I am aware of but I don’t listen to a lot of music. I was intrigued but what I read and heard here and will have to check him out some more.
Gwendolyn, that was me a few days ago.
Melissa Dixon says
That sounds like a fun time. I have never heard of this music before but I will have to look into it, I enjoy hearing new stuff.
It was more than I imagined it to be.
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
I love this! The message is so important.This seems like a really important event.
It is important, we don’t heard that enough from our entertainers.
Yass! I have been a Lecrae fan since day one (I’m even in one of his videos) ! I’m listening to his music in the car right now. Can’t wait for this tour to arrive here.
Oh wow, how did you end up in one of his videos? That is cool.
GiGi Eats says
Ohhh love this song! Thanks for the introduction to Lecrae – never heard of him before but after listening to this song, I feel like something big will be coming for him !
Thanks, he is continuing to climb the charts.
My husband is a big fan of Lecrae! I have been forced to listen to him a couple of times, but I ended up liking him! He’s pretty good!!
Sapphire Kharyzma says
Looks like you had an amazing time. I never heard of Lecrae. I have to check him out!
He is out here changing the music scene.
Cyn Gagen says
I’ve never heard of Lecrae before but this is really interesting. I’m definitely going to keep following along with his career. His music is great!
Glad you like it Cyn.
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
I’ve never heard of him before but he sounds like an amazing artist. I’m sure you had a great time during his concert! It’s so nice when you discover a new artist that has awesome songs!
Right, it was a great experience.
Amber K says
I just had to go to YouTube and listen to some of his music. I love that he recorded a song for St Jude, what a great cause.
What an awesome event!! I have heard LeCrae before and I’m kind of jealous!!
Check him out Ricci.
That’s so great that you got to see him! I’m familiar with Lecrae and I love his story.
His story is pretty incredible.
Wow, look at that crowd! This is the first time that I’ve heard of Lecrae, but I’m going to check out his video later. He sounds like a great artist.
It is amazing for sure Lynndee.
This is a great post. It’s awesome that there was such a diverse crowd. I’m sure that was beautiful to see. I’m a fan of Lecrae but haven’t attended a live show yet. Thanks for sharing your experience. Great video!
Ramona it was so beautiful to see. I’ve never seen that before at a concert.
Sounds like you had a blast! My sister is a big fan of Lecrea and I love his music too!
I love that Adeola, we had so much fun.
debra p says
Seems like a cool guy. I love that song he did with Tori Kelly!
Yes, Debra. That is my favorite song right now.
Wow that is so cool, I didn’t know all of this about him but wow. What a great event!
Right, I feel like everyone needs to know. There is great clean music for our kids to enjoy and be inspired by.
Hmm I’ve honestly never heard of him. But, it is nice that he’s doing good deeds with his talents.
I love to see artist using their platform responsibly.
I’ve heard of his name but never knew it was Christian rap! That’s awesome, especially to top the charts!!
Yup, we’ve been listening to him ever since.
I love Lecrae! A spiritual rapper with positive lyrics love him and didnt know he had collaborations with St.Jude. Awesome!
Yes, Kiwi. That is a winning combination.