Lecrae Moore, known by his stage name Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop artist, ministry leader, entrepreneur, record producer, and actor. He is the president, co-owner and co-founder of the independent record label Reach Records, and is also the...
Lecrae Moore, known by his stage name Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop artist, ministry leader, entrepreneur, record producer, and actor. He is the president, co-owner and co-founder of the independent record label Reach Records, and is also the co-founder and president of the non-profit organization ReachLife Ministries. To date, he has released six studio albums and one mixtape as a solo artist, and has released three studio albums and two remix albums as the leader of the rap group 116 Clique. He produced much of his earlier material along with other early Reach Records releases. His filmography includes a documentary, a short film by 116 Clique, and a full-length television film. Moore has been nominated for "Artist of the Year" at the GMA Dove Awards, and his work has received a Grammy Award nomination, seven Dove Award nominations, two of which he won, and three Stellar Award nominations, one of which he won. He also won 2010 Best Hip-Hop Music Video from the GMC Music Video Awards.
Moore debuted with Real Talk in 2004 through Reach Records, and the album was re-issued the following year by Cross Movement Records. After the Music Stops followed in 2006 and his third solo album, Rebel, was released in 2008 and reached No. 1 on the Gospel chart, the first Christian hip-hop album to do so. Rehab, his fourth solo album, was released in 2010 and reached No. 1 on the Gospel, Christian, and Independent charts and garnered a nomination at the 53rd Grammy Awards. Rehab: The Overdose, was released on January 11, 2011, and peaked at No. 1 on the Christian and Gospel charts. In September, 2011, Moore played the character King in the short film Man Up by 116 Clique. Moore began garnering mainstream attention when he performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher and was featured on the Statik Selektah song "Live and Let Live" from his Population Control album.
On February 18, 2012, Moore made his acting debut as the character Jerome in the GMC television film A Cross To Bear. 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. On May 2012, Moore began recording his sixth studio album, Gravity. Released on September 4, 2012, it and Church Clothes have been called the most important albums in Christian hip hop history. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and No. 1 on the Top Rap, Christian, Gospel, and Independent Albums chart.