Lecrae is certainly no stranger to topping charts, speaking candidly and promoting Christ. In 2008 his album “Rebel” became the first Christian rap album to ever take the top spot on Billboard’s Top Gospel Chart. It spent 78 weeks there.
Q: It’s interesting that you picked Jay-Z as one of your top five. What do you think about the rumors concerning him being involved in Satan worship and the Illuminati?
A: I don’t know. I sympathize with him because I’ve been accused of a lot of things that are just ridiculous and so I can’t imagine at his level, what’s real and what’s not. People accuse me of stuff and I’m just like where did you get that from? And I can only imagine that when you’re at his level or his height, you’re being accused of tons of stuff.
Some of it may be true. I don’t know. I really can’t tell. I don’t even know what the Illuminati is, but somehow I’m a member. I’m like man if they’re accusing me of this and it’s so left field and ridiculous, I don’t know if [the rumors] of Jay-Z [being involved] are legitimate or not.
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Do you think some churches are still having issues with accepting Christian Hip-Hop?
A: I’m sure there are, but I think times are changing. Hip-hop … is over 40 years old and so when you have a change in power, when you have pastors who are 40, they’ve grown up knowing about hip-hop so it’s not as strange to them, whereas if you have a 55-60-year-old person, they’ve grown-up and hip-hop was never a part of their life … they don’t see how it can be beneficial. They just see all the negativity and so it really doesn’t resonate with them.