Lecrae is back in album mode after spending the latter portion of 2013 and the top of this year traveling the country on the “Winter Jam” tour. And per his Twitter account, it appears that the MC has some help this time.
Titled Anomaly, the name is certainly fitting. With six albums, including the Grammy award winning Gravity, and two mixtapes under his belt, it’s safe to say that Lecrae’s impact has been felt. There’s a few NFL and NBA players who will agree, too.
It turns out that Lecrae, who specializes in Christian hip-hop and recently dropped his sixth studio album, “Gravity,” is highly sought after by players around the league — and even team chaplains — for his prayer sessions. Lecrae either does them at the arena or stadium or the visiting team’s hotel, typically starting two hours before the game and lasting 45 minutes. They’re usually scheduled when Lecrae is in a certain city performing, or when there’s a game featuring a team with whom he has a good relationship. Since initiating his chapel services last year, free of charge, he’s developed relationships with Team USA men’s basketball and the Kings and Timberwolves in the NBA; the Giants, Falcons and Buccaneers in the NFL; and the Yankees, Braves, White Sox and Diamondbacks in MLB.
These relationships inspired backing from the likes of Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck and Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin. These genuine gestures, of course, followed Lecrae’s proper announcement of the album’s title and August 2014 release date via Instagram.
It’ll be exciting to see where he’ll take things lyrically and musically this time around. But before then, peep Lecrae’s IG post as well as support from the aforementioned athletes on the following pages.