LECRAE – CHURCH CLOTHES 4

Lecrae delivers a new album called Church Clothes 4. Much like his other albums, he seems to “put the medicine in the candy” by delivering his message disguised as beats and flows that sound like today’s modern rap music. He has down south beats, trap beats, and boom bap style beats that he rhymes over. He also switches up his flows to match each song which is either very talented or desperately trying to sell out. I will let the listeners determine what they think because I can see it going either way. There aren’t any huge features on here, but you will hear from PJ Morton, Jordan L’Oreal, Andy Mineo, and more. There are some highlights on this album. One of the standout songs is “Take Me Up” which spins a sample of Bone Thugs N Harmony’s “Tha Crossroads.” “Journey” is another song that stands out as very uplifting and has some good bars to it. All in all, Lecrae seems to have redeemed himself a bit since his last project earlier this year. I’d really like to see him find himself as an artist and really develop his own lane. Not a bad job though on this one.


OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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LECRAE & 1K PHEW – NO CHURCH IN A WHILE

Lecrae and some artist named 1K Phew dropped a new project and this one is definitely a lil too bouncy. It sounds too much like this new age rap and there really isn’t a whole lot of substance to it. I find that weird coming from Lecrae because he usually is deeper than that. This sounds like selling out to me. As far as the bars, a lot of it sounds like gibberish and any message that might be in there is definitely lost. The beats are definitely way too bouncy and not up to par for where one of God’s messengers should have them. All in all, there really wasn’t much to take away from this album. This is more than likely one that fans will want to skip over.


OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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LECRAE – RESTORATION

Lecrae drops a brand new album and this one documents his trials, tribulations, and redemption over the last few years. Lecrae has a very good knack for making dope songs, but also keeping his message very positive and very spiritual. He doesn’t come off as preachy, but rather shares his stories and his experiences in the hopes that others may follow his journey. His bars are pretty decent throughout this new project. The production is pretty good as well as this project plays through. One of the highlights is the catchy “Zombie.” It has a great hook and a great message to it if you listen carefully. For the people that are worried that this may be too positive for them, this track really fits in well with a lot of other songs out today. Lecrae does another great job here with this release.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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LECRAE – ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER

This was a release that I was hesitant about initially but after I gave it a chance, I was glad that I did. I was thinking that it was going to be super preachy but it definitely didn’t come off like that that. Lecrae is obviously a religious and spiritual rapper and it comes through in his music. The thing is that he makes pretty dope music. So for the grimy, hardcore rap listener like me, you can see why I would be a little apprehensive. The rhymes were good. He does a good job of taking¬†positivity¬†and weaving that into his rhymes. I did notice a few instances where he tried to sound like this new flow of mumble rap today but it wasn’t very prevalent. I think he is just trying to appeal to a wide audience. The beats were pretty good. There was nothing to really write home about but it was enjoyable. I’d say the standout track is probably the single “Blessings” with Ty Dolla Sign. That song is definitely single-worthy and it shows. All in all this was a good effort and something different to check out and give a chance.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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