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Apple Store Soho Presents Live At The Apple Store: Lecrae

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Today the Praise 94.5 Family wants to send a BIG SHOUT-OUT to Christian Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae!!!! He is changing the music game!!!!

He is the president, co-owner and co-founder of the independent record label Reach Records, and the co-founder and president of the non-profit organization ReachLife Ministries. To date, he has released seven studio albums and two mixtapes as a solo artist, and has released three studio albums, a remix album, and one EP as the leader of the rap group 116 Clique. He produced much of his earlier material along with other early Reach Records releases. Moore, in reference to his label as a Christian rapper, has stated that his music is just hip-hop, though it reflects his Christian faith.

Moore debuted with Real Talk in 2004 through Reach Records. His third solo album, Rebel, released in 2008, became the first Christian hip-hop album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel chart. Rehab followed in 2010, and Moore began attracting mainstream attention when he performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher and appeared on the Statik Selektah song “Live & Let Live” from Population Control. On May 10, 2012, Moore released his first mixtape, Church Clothes, which was hosted by DJ Don Cannon. Considered his breakthrough into mainstream hip-hop, the mixtape was downloaded over 100,000 times in less than 48 hours. His sixth studio album, Gravity, came out on September 4, 2012, and it along with Church Clothes have been called the most important albums in Christian hip hop history.

Moore received nominations for Artist of the Year at the 43rd44th, and 45th GMA Dove Awards, and for Best Gospel Artist at the 2013 and 2015 BET Awards, the latter of which he won. His work has received fiveGrammy Award nominations, two of which he won, three Billboard Music Award nominations, one of which he won, seventeen Dove Award nominations, four of which he won, six Stellar Award nominations, three of which he won, two Soul Train Music Award nominations, one of which he won, and one BET Hip Hop Awards nomination

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LeCRAE!! was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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