July 1, 2014 — New York, NY — Lecrae, the critically-acclaimed hip-hop artist will release his first single from the forthcoming album Anomaly at exactly 1:16pm EST on July 1, 2014. The single, titled “Nuthin,” will be streaming on the official Reach Records YouTube Channel.
Lecrae, known for his elevative message that is often at odds with his hip-hop peers, speaks of monogamy, contentment, and faith in his music. While remaining true to his beliefs, Lecrae has managed to garner critical media buzz, release chart-topping albums and mixtapes, draw a Grammy nomination and win a Grammy award for Best Gospel Album.
He’s performed on the BET Network’s Hip Hop Awards, was featured on Statik Selektah‘s mixtape, toured with the famed “Rock The Bells Tour” and released a mixtape that soared to double platinum status on Datpiff garnering over 500,000 downloads. The mixtape, Church Clothes, debuted at #10 on iTunes as an EP, and charted on Billboard.
Gravity, Lecrae’s last studio album broke industry records when it debuted with 70,490 units sold in its first week–making it the #1 Rap Album, #1 Independent Album, #3 on the Billboard 200, and earning Lecrae the Grammy award for Best Gospel Album. His previous album, Rehab, landed on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart debuting at No. 17, while reaching No. 3 on the Top 10 Albums chart on iTunes.
Lecrae has been praised by mainstream and hip-hop press alike with features in Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, XXL, The Source and Vibe Magazine, among others.
Lecrae’s message spreads beyond his music, however. He’s a guest speaker at several major conferences and speaks to many professional sports teams throughout the year. ESPN noted, “Lecrae 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.”
Lecrae is currently on tour and finishing the recording for his seventh studio album,Anomaly. The album is set for release later this year.
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