GRAMMY Award-winning gospel rapper, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and social activist Lecrae has released his much anticipated 9th studio album ‘Restoration’ available on all streaming platforms.
Ahead of the new album release, Lecrae has given us thought-provoking, God-seeking singles such as “Set Me Free ft YK Osiris“, “Deep End” and also “Drown ft John Legend”
The 14 track album focuses primarily on telling our personal story of our brokenness to the Father as we expect healing, and restoration from His presence. Lecrae noted that, unless one is willing to admit their brokenness, he or she won’t receive these from the Lord;
The album features artists across all genres including John Legend, Kirk Franklin, YK Osiris, Jozzy, Dani Leigh, Marc E. Bassy, BJ The Chicago Kid, and more. Lecrae has also marked release day with the debut of the official “Over The Top” music video, which can be viewed below.
Aside from the album, Lecrae is also releasing his second book, I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion, But Found My Faith, on October 13th. This book will be a follow-up to his New York Times best-seller, Unashamed.
Speaking in general about the inspiration for this album, Lecrae noted;
“I feel like I’ve been able to take a couple of years and just process everything that’s happened and be able to communicate from a sober, well-thought-out perspective,” Lecrae tells Apple Music. The result of that processing is Restoration, the confessional concept album he recorded over a decade and a half into his presence in the steadily intensifying spotlight. His technical and expressive skill as an MC, showcased in new performances that range from theatrical to intricate—along with his gripping, grounded way of measuring inner conviction and spiritual turmoil against external reality—has earned him respect across a rare combination of mainstream rap and Christian audiences. On his new, guest-fortified 14-track set, Lecrae puts therapeutic language to forceful use. “I’m able to take people on that journey from being in the middle of the chaos, standing outside of myself, finding healing and then affirming myself and other people that healing exists on the other side of it,” he says. “We got creative as the healing process happened.”
Watch Over The Top below;
RESTORATION ON APPLE MUSIC