Top 10 Songs: Lecrae
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:43:54
We run down our Top 10 songs from the Artist of the Week...
Lecrae has got an arsenal of anthems that are all undeniable. They span his entire career too across all seven albums, culminating on 2014's #1 Anomaly [Reach Records]. So, narrowing down the Houston-born and Atlanta-based rapper's best tracks is most definitely not an easy task. You can find a bunch of cuts from all of his albums worthy of such a list. However, we've picked the ones that spoke the loudest to us and made the ultimate playlist for our Artist Of The Week. Without further pomp and circumstance, check out our list of Lecrae's Top 10 Songs.
Top 10 Lecrae Songs
Church Clothes stood out as a turning point for Lecrae. Hosted by DJ Don Cannon and including everyone from No Malice of Clipse on "Darkest Hour" to Swoope on "Long Time Coming," it really showcased just how influential Lecrae had become by 2012. However, it's the title track that cements the project's legacy. Flaunting some of his tightest wordplay and most unrestrained bars, it's a statement of purpose that can't be denied. Put on "Church Clothes," and you'll feel his passion and power.
The opening salvo from the artist's seminal debut Real Talk ignited his fierce flow. With an equally powerful beat, the track and its lyrics fueled a freight train of energy that steamrolled through the record. It didn't just kick off his first official album, but it also opened up his career.
After a delicate piano bar and striking vocal, "Outsiders" morphed into massive production that sizzled from the start on 2014's chart-topping seventh album Anomaly. Then, Lecrae goes all out. His lyricism is instantly and infectiously on point, speaking to alienation and feeling like outsiders, ultimately providing catharsis. That's the most potent form of art, sharing one's truth and showing everyone else they're not alone in theirs.
Listen to "Outsiders"