Regular readers of the rant know that I love rap, especially when it’s God-honouring, Christ-exalting…and bangin’!! If you don’t like rap then this post will almost certainly do your nut in and you probably want to stop reading now!
OK, if you’re still with me, I’ll make it simple:
YOU NEED TO GO DOWNLOAD LECRAE’S BRAND NEW MIXTAPE ‘CHURCH CLOTHES’ NOW!!!
If you’re not familiar with Lecrae you can check out his profile here. You can also watch a short video of his testimony here. Lecrae is one of the most high profile and well respected Christian rappers out there and each time he records a new album it seems to push the bar musically and lyrically and is always well worth the price tag. Which is why ‘Church Clothes’ is such a gift cos it’s an 18 track mixtape that’s COMPLETELY FREE to download! However, unlike his previous releases Church Clothes is clearly not aimed at the ‘safe’ target Christian market, but rather it’s aim is reaching out to those without Christ, and I think that’s why I love it. It’s gritty, raw, uncompromising and uncomfortable, but never gratuitously or unnecessarily. Some of the tracks literally put a lump in my throat, especially the penultimate track ‘Sacrifice’. The title track is pretty immense too (check out the video below!)
Perhaps the greatest compliment I can give Church Clothes is that it really stirred up my passion for reaching the lost. Furthermore it inspired me to start writing lyrics again. I’m kind of in the middle of a mixtape project myself but haven’t written anything for almost 9 months. But last night, I finally put pen to paper again and it felt good!
Anyway, back to Church Clothes – don’t take my word for it, go download it and see for yourself. You can get it here.