Grammy award winning Christian rapper Lecrae is gearing up for a historic 2016, a year that will include the release of a new book and a new album.
Unashamed the book is set to hit shelves on May 3, 2016. If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection. Two-time Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more than his share of adversity—childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt.
Along the way, Lecrae attained an unwavering faith in Jesus and began looking to God for affirmation. Now as a chart-topping industry anomaly, he has learned to ignore the haters and make peace with his craft. The rap artist holds nothing back as he divulges the most sensitive details of his life, answers his critics, shares intimate handwritten journal entries, and powerfully models how to be Christian in a secular age. This is the story of one man’s journey to faith and freedom.
“I am writing Unashamed for all those who don’t know who they are, who feel confined by the labels given to them,” Lecrae shared in an earlier press release. “This is for the outsiders looking for peace within.”
A multi-city promotional tour ahead of the book’s release is also being planned. And, Lecrae’s book will be followed by a brand new album release later in 2016. You can pre-order the 208 page book at http://unashamedbook.com/ .
Lecrae is a Grammy award winning hip-hop artist whose 2014 album, Anomaly, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, Rap, Digital, Christian, Gospel, and Independent charts. His seven studio albums and mixtapes have sold more than 1.5 million copies. In 2014, Lecrae co-headlined the highest selling tour in America, beating out Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and Elton John. He has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Performance (2015), a win for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song (2015) and for Best Gospel Album (2013), as well as 14 Dove Awards, one Billboard Music Award nomination, and also received a Soul Train Music Award and a BET Hip Hop Awards nomination.
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