Lecrae Devaughn Moore who is popularly known as Lecrae is a songwriter, American Hip Hop singer, song producer, and actor. He is the president, co-owner and founder of Reach Records and research life ministers. He has released three mixtapes and nine studio albums as a solo artist. Lecrae has been referred to as Christian rapper but he states that his music is just Hip Hop though it is said by many people that his music reflects his Christian faith.
Lecrae by brought up by his single mother in Houston, Texas. In an interview, he said that his grandmother would not allow him to watch Rap music videos on television but he would sneak into late at night.
Rapper Lecrae Career Details
Lecrae performs both as a solo artist and as the leader of a group named ‘116 Clique’. He had a troubled beginning in life but all that changed after he found his faith at 19. He was heavily influenced by 2Pac Shakur and motivated by his newfound faith and thus he ventured into the musical career.
He along with his friend Ben Washer set up their own independent record label known as the ‘Reach Records’ and through it, he released his debut album called ‘Real Talk’ in the year 2004. In the next few years, he brought out six more studio albums, three mixtapes, and two EPs as a solo artist and three studio albums, one remix album, and one EP with his group. He has received six ‘GMA Dove Awards’, two Grammys, two ‘BET Awards’ and several other awards for his musical journey. Lecrae is very active in the community and in the year 2005, he established ‘ReachLife Ministries’, the mission of which was to “bridge the gap between biblical truth and the urban context”.
He is a vocal supporter of the preservation of responsibility and believes that fatherhood should be considered as a value to be installed among men in the United States. He has authored several op-ed articles on race relations in modern-day America which were published by ‘Billboard’.
He has collaborated with the likes of Trip Lee, Tedashii, Canon, Mali Music, and Ty Dolla Sign for his musical ventures. ‘Columbia Records’ signed him in May 2016, in a contract between them and his label. His most recent work, a track named ‘Hammer Time’, which is a collaborative effort with 1k Phew, was released on June 23, 2017.
He published his memoir titled ‘Unashamed’ through ‘Broadman & Holman Publishers’ on May 3, 2016. It debuted at #19 spot on the ‘New York Times Best Sellers’ list.
Lecrae has a career marked by successful artistic ventures and awards. Lecrae’s latest and the seventh studio album ‘Anomaly’ has been his greatest musical achievement which was released on September 9, 2014. It was the first album to debut at number 1 on ‘Top Gospel Albums’ charts’ and ‘Billboard 200’. It was also certified Gold by the RIAA.
Lecrae also tried his luck in the field of acting and portrayed the character, Dr Darnall Malmquist, in the 2014 independent film ‘Believe Me’.
Rapper Lecrae Dating History And Marriage With Darragh
Lecrae Moore met Darragh at a Bible study when they were both teenagers. They fell in love with each other and eventually married. They have three children among them two are sons and a daughter. The family resides in Atlanta, Georgia after they relocated from Memphis in 2009. In 2002, he was informed by his then-girlfriend that she was pregnant with his child. The couple had an abortion, a decision which he has regretted since. This incident led to the composing of the song ‘Good, Bad, Ugly’ from ‘Anomaly’.
In 2011, Lecrae instigated the campaign ‘Man Up’ through ‘116 Clique’ and the ‘ReachLife Ministries’, and also focused on providing guidance to young urban males on fatherhood and Biblical manhood. In March 2015, ‘116 Clique’ shifted its attention to contribute to ‘Peace Preparatory Academy’ and to a Christian school in Atlanta after ReachLife was deactivated. In May 2013, he worked alongside several other celebrities which included Jay Z, Barack Obama, Joshua DuBois, Lecrae himself, and several others on a media initiative named ‘This is Fatherhood’ and have also appeared in the initiative’s promotional public service announcement videos.
Rapper Lecrae Awards
Lecrae Moore received a Grammy in the year 2013 for the ‘Best Gospel Album’ for his sixth studio album ‘Gravity’. He won his second Grammy in 2015 for the ‘Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance’ for the track ‘Messengers’ which also featured the Christian pop band ‘For King & Country’.
Quick Facts About Rapper Lecrae
Name- Lecrae Devaughn Moore
Date of Birth- October 9, 1979
Age- 40 years Old
Also Known as- Lecrae Devaughn Moore, Lecrae
Born in- Houston, Texas, United States
Sun Sign- Libra
Famous As- Rapper, songwriter, and record producer.
Height- 6’4”(193 CM)
Father’s Name- Not Known
Mother’s Name- Not Known
Net Worth- $ 18 Million.