On the inspiration behind "River of Jordan," his collaboration with Breyan Isaac for the film The Shack, the rapper explained the importance of relating to the film's message. "I related to the lead character and just that whole idea of the loss of people you love, and just saying I don't want to play by anybody's rules—these man-made rules."
As for his next project, Lecrae just might fulfill a direct request from one of music's biggest names.
"Stevie Wonder kind of leaned over and was like, 'Yo, you need to write a song about how heartbroken the country is right now,'" he recalls. "And I was like, 'Yessir, Mr. Wonder! Tomorrow!'"
Next, watch Lecrae discuss marrying "the righteous and the ratchet" to reshape what constitutes as hip-hop: