Christian Rapper Lecrae: "People Are Wondering If I'm Real or Fake"

FUSE TV - Christian Rapper Lecrae: "People Are Wondering If I'm Real or Fake"

Houston rapper Lecrae nearly broke mixtape site Datpiff with the 2012 mixtape Church Clothes.The Christian rapper returns with Church Clothes, Vol. 2, an equally incendiary mix featuring David Banner, B.o.B, Paul Wall and producer Boi-1da. Lecrae spoke to The Mixdown about how it all went down.

On Mixtapes
"I like doing mixtapes because you can take some risks that you probably wouldn't take on your album. It's gritty. Obviously there's been a lot of pressure, but I think it's going to be nuts. My whole thing has always been walking with people, but not preaching at them. It's like your big brother walking you through your neighborhood."

On New Track "Round of Applause"
"It's about the fact that I'm not supposed to be here. The system is made for me to fail. Single-parent home; father on drugs. I beat all the odds and went to college. It's just a song encouraging people and saying, 'Man, if you got your GED, you're beating the odds right now.' You got to celebrate that stuff."

On New Track "Believe"
"It's my story. People are scratching their heads wondering if I'm real or fake or just using this faith thing to get over on people. It's me saying, 'What would it take to make you believe that God did this. I can't give you a pattern for what this is. This is just faith.'"

Check out the full video above to hear more tracks from Vol. 2.

Lecrae

20m

Lecrae

If I Should Die Before I Wake

57m

If I Should Die Before I Wake

Soundcloud Rappers University

9m

Soundcloud Rappers University

Man, I’m Getting Married

23m

Man, I’m Getting Married

8 Most Iconic Rappers

41m

8 Most Iconic Rappers

"I'm Not A Role Model"

23m

"I'm Not A Role Model"

8 Most Iconic Rappers - Trailer

46s

8 Most Iconic Rappers - Trailer

Real Boy

1h 9m

Real Boy

Skate or Die

21m

Skate or Die

Marriage or Bust

22m

Marriage or Bust

Harmful or Helpful?

24m

Harmful or Helpful?

Marijuana or Bust

23m

Marijuana or Bust

Censa or Gangsta

23m

Censa or Gangsta

Buku or Bust

20m

Buku or Bust

Fight or Flight

22m

Fight or Flight

Football or Futbol

20m

Football or Futbol

Fan or Fanatic

24m

Fan or Fanatic

Accountability: Victim or Villain

23m

Accountability: Victim or Villain

Stereotypes: Harmful or Humorous?

23m

Stereotypes: Harmful or Humorous?

Ready or Not - Trailer

2m

Ready or Not - Trailer

Young M.A

20m

Young M.A

Rapper Rich Quick Performs "Nice Guy" On 'Dancin' On Air'

3m

Rapper Rich Quick Performs "Nice Guy" On 'Dancin' On Air'

It Just Got Real

41m

It Just Got Real

Love It or Leave It

20m

Love It or Leave It

That White People Shit

That White People Shit

New York Rapper G Fella Pens Anthem for Playoff Knicks: G-Thing

1m

New York Rapper G Fella Pens Anthem for Playoff Knicks: G-Thing

That White People Shit - Trailer

1m

That White People Shit - Trailer

Racial Profiling: Good Policing or Bad Judgement?

23m

Racial Profiling: Good Policing or Bad Judgement?

"Become Who You Are"

46s

"Become Who You Are"

The Jakes Are Missing

1h 30m

The Jakes Are Missing

Wow, Are Those Insoles?

21m

Wow, Are Those Insoles?

Celebrities Are Not Politicians

24m

Celebrities Are Not Politicians

That White People Shit: Quarantine Edition

22m

That White People Shit: Quarantine Edition

Are Prisoner's Rights Wrong?

23m

Are Prisoner's Rights Wrong?

Come As You Are

1h 42m

Come As You Are

Young M.A Extended Scene 4

1m

Young M.A Extended Scene 4

T-Pain and Young M.A

20m

T-Pain and Young M.A

What The Hell Are We? Are We Living In A Simulation?

18m

What The Hell Are We? Are We Living In A Simulation?

Come As You Are - Trailer

2m

Come As You Are - Trailer

Papa You Are My Dad

21m

Papa You Are My Dad

Young M.A Talks Whitney Houston & Barbershops

2m

Young M.A Talks Whitney Houston & Barbershops

Will.I.Am: The Way I Am

3603s

Will.I.Am: The Way I Am

Where Did People Get All These Milk Crates?

21m

Where Did People Get All These Milk Crates?

The Star Gets Real About Breast Implants: Dear Bambiana

1m

The Star Gets Real About Breast Implants: Dear Bambiana

J.I.D

20m

J.I.D

Jesus Trejo Gets People to Revel their Deepest Confessions

2m

Jesus Trejo Gets People to Revel their Deepest Confessions

Young M.A Plays 2 Truths and A Lie

1m

Young M.A Plays 2 Truths and A Lie

Young M.A. and Ayo and Teo - Long Cut

20m

Young M.A. and Ayo and Teo - Long Cut

Young R.E.A.D Feat.Young M.A

20m

Young R.E.A.D Feat.Young M.A

If Clash of the Corps Stars Could Role-Play For A Day

1m

If Clash of the Corps Stars Could Role-Play For A Day

Immigrants Are Starting To Take A Stand!

5m

Immigrants Are Starting To Take A Stand!

At the Buffet, There Are No Rules

21m

At the Buffet, There Are No Rules

What Do I Do

41m

What Do I Do

I Need A Plane

21m

I Need A Plane

I Rank Velvet #1

21m

I Rank Velvet #1

Young M.A On The Struggle of Giving Up Meat

9m

Young M.A On The Struggle of Giving Up Meat

Bambiana’s Mom Is Not A Fan of Twerking or Sexy Photos

41s

Bambiana’s Mom Is Not A Fan of Twerking or Sexy Photos

Young M.A takes Shots with Kid Fury and Crissle

12m

Young M.A takes Shots with Kid Fury and Crissle

Whitney Houston: As I Am

53m

Whitney Houston: As I Am

I Played One on TV

46m

I Played One on TV

I Can Smell That Smell

46m

I Can Smell That Smell

I Took The Wrong Pill

21m

I Took The Wrong Pill

I've Got This Foot Thing

21m

I've Got This Foot Thing

I Don't Trust The Cloud

21m

I Don't Trust The Cloud

T Pain School of Buisiness - Where Are They Now? Weedwine

1m

T Pain School of Buisiness - Where Are They Now? Weedwine

J.I.D., Madame Gandhi, 24kGoldn

24m

J.I.D., Madame Gandhi, 24kGoldn

T-Pain's School of Business - Where Are They Now? Morning Recovery

1m

T-Pain's School of Business - Where Are They Now? Morning Recovery

The Canvas LA: Spotlight Fern Shares How Starting On Tumblr Turned Into Inspiring People

9m

The Canvas LA: Spotlight Fern Shares How Starting On Tumblr Turned Into Inspiring People

Casey Brings Her Hosting Skills To iCandy Nightclub

1m

Casey Brings Her Hosting Skills To iCandy Nightclub

What's In Your Fridge: A$AP Ferg

2m

What's In Your Fridge: A$AP Ferg

1000 On How Resilience & Consistency Launched His Rap Career

9m

1000 On How Resilience & Consistency Launched His Rap Career

Evidence's Vinyl Collection

11m

Evidence's Vinyl Collection

Sports

20m

Sports

Embarassing Sex Stories

1h 3m

Embarassing Sex Stories

Embarrassing Sex Stories - Trailer

1m

Embarrassing Sex Stories - Trailer

Outdoors

20m

Outdoors

King Keraun Tries Aerial Fitness

3m

King Keraun Tries Aerial Fitness

True Dating Stories - S1 Trailer

1m

True Dating Stories - S1 Trailer

True Dating Stories - S2 Trailer

1m

True Dating Stories - S2 Trailer

Chapter 3 Goes From Tagging Graffiti to An Artist & Producer

9m

Chapter 3 Goes From Tagging Graffiti to An Artist & Producer

True Dating Stories - S3 Trailer

1m

True Dating Stories - S3 Trailer

Maker

20m

Maker

Lil Jon the Business Man

2m

Lil Jon the Business Man

Checking for CHIKA

20m

Checking for CHIKA

Smoothini Wows Waka Flocka Flame

4m

Smoothini Wows Waka Flocka Flame

Mind Massage

Mind Massage

Rudy Medina, Flip Schultz

45m

Rudy Medina, Flip Schultz

Never Say Die

20m

Never Say Die

Tupac & Biggie: Worlds Collide

57m

Tupac & Biggie: Worlds Collide

Respeto

1h 34m

Respeto

Will Smith: The Prince of Hollywood

41m

Will Smith: The Prince of Hollywood

Occult

20m

Occult

Swizz Beatz

19m

Swizz Beatz

Clap Your Hands, Everybody

21m

Clap Your Hands, Everybody

KYLE

21m

KYLE

A$AP Ferg

20m

A$AP Ferg

Junction 48

1h 31m

Junction 48

Rich The Kid

20m

Rich The Kid

Junction 48 - Trailer

1m

Junction 48 - Trailer

Flipp Dinero

20m

Flipp Dinero