There was a time when Christian rappers didn’t have a voice in the mainstream as many people considered the genre of music to be only appropriate for gangsters and/or something like that. Over time, however, rappers like Lecrae have come to change the dynamic. A Grammy-winning American rapper, who also rose to prominence as an actor and producer. Here’s what you need to know about him.
The rapper was born Lecrae Devaughn Moore on October 9, 1979 in Houston, Texas. For a man he is today, he had to travel quite a long road and faced many challenges as he was raised by a single parent – his mother.
Her parents got married at a very young age, and soon they divorced. Being raised by his single mother, who took him with her when she was just 23, she had to cope with multiple jobs while depending on government welfare programs to raise him.
The divorce between his parents happened even before the Christian rapper was a year old. Despite the fact that her parents were immature when they got married, the main reason they divorced was because her father was very violent and used drugs.
Although his grandmother always tried to get him to lead a Christian life, he was also involved in drugs which gradually led him to a life of crime and drug dealing. Interestingly, he was always with a Holy Bible which he used as a sort of lucky charm in his drug dealing. Well, it served him exactly after he was arrested with drugs but released by the policeman after seeing the Bible in his car, on the condition that he live by the commandments of the Bible.
After high school, the rapper went to the University of North Texas for his studies. The first album he released was Real Conversation in 2004. The release of the album immediately made him a voice in Christian rap. After the music stops (2008) is the second album he released, followed by Rebelle (2008), Désintox (2010), Rehab: l’overdose (2011) and Gravity (2012). They were followed by Anomaly (2014), All Things Work Together (2017) and Let the Trap Say Amen which he released in 2018 with Zaytoven.
Family and Wife (Darragh Moore)
As noted, Lecrae was raised in a family that was broken, with a father he had no relationship with and a mother who had to keep working as hard as she could to raise him alone even though she counted. also on the charity of others.
Besides his mother, another very important member of his family is his grandmother, Georgia, also known as Big Momma. It was from his hand that the Grammy-winning Christian rapper came to the saving knowledge of Christ.
Lecrea is a married man; his wife’s name is Darragh Moore. She’s not the first woman he’s dated, but despite having to have an abortion with an ex-girlfriend before meeting his wife, he now seems very settled since his marriage.
The exact year they got married is not Lecrae Devaughn Moore and Darragh Moore have been together for many years. They have three children who the couple have completely kept out of the public eye, saying kids don’t need all the attention.
What brought Lecrae to the fore is his musical career which he started after taking Christianity seriously. Before that, he was a rap lover. As such, it was easy for him to relate to. More so, he wanted to reach an audience that few artists have ever tried to reach.
So far, Lecrae has won nearly 20 awards out of nearly 30 major nominations, including the Grammy he won in 2013 ‘s Gravity Album won Best Gospel Album and his song Messengers won Best Gospel Album. the best contemporary Christian music performance/song in 2015.
Lecrae is undoubtedly the biggest name in Christian Hip-hop. He has sold millions of albums and is a very talented music producer. That said, his net worth has been estimated between $2-3 million. Even if it is not the only avenue of his fortune, music is the main source.
Height and width
Looking at the rapper, anyone who doesn’t know him can guess that he is an NBA star. This is because he has an athletic build and good height. That said, he is 6ft 4in and weighs 80kg.
- Before getting married, he got his girlfriend pregnant and subjected her to an abortion procedure. Although he publicly admitted it, he said he still felt guilty.
- His father was drunk and a drug addict.
- Along with government workers and activists, Lecrae joined Dwyane Wade and other celebrities to promote the This Is Fatherhood challenge, led by Art Hooker and Joshua DuBois.
- He has won awards such as the BET Awards, Billboard Music Awards, GMA Dove Awards, Stellar Awards, and Soul Train Music Awards.