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Lecrae has proven that hip-hop can be spiritual and thought-provoking with losing the integrity of the culture. In front of a sold out crowd at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Lecrae kept the energy high while providing insight on the importance of personal and religious growth.

Lecrae kicked off his set with “Welcome to America,” an honest piece that proves that the greatest nation in the world continues to have conflict with how to treat its own citizens at times. He then took the audience on a journey through his life with several video interludes that showed different moments in his life as a youth.

His rapped about his brush with street life on “Nuthin” and revealed that he deals with the ups and downs on “Good, Bad, Ugly.” For over an hour, Lecrae continued to have the audience engage in every word and emotion.

During a year where hip-hop appears to lack a standout rapper, Lecrae has made a serious case to become the top artist of 2014.

Photos: A.R. Shaw

 

 

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.