As America prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary One artist stands out in hip-hop as an artist who oscillates between the profane and the sacred.
Lecrae is at the forefront of both genres. And the reason for his success can be summed up in one word: fragility.
“It’s very important, especially in the Black and Brown community, to know that we are not alone,” he said in an exclusive interview with BNG.
Leclerc said his own weakness stemmed from his need to be loyal to God and the audience He entrusted to him.
If you listen to hip hop, you’ll understand He explained that artists have no choice but to be honest with their audience. That’s why he’s been so candid about his mental health and his relationship with his biological father.
Recently, LeClaire and gospel artist Tasha Cobb teamed up to highlight the need for mental health.
“Tasha and I have similar musical tastes and are fans of each other, so we had to find something we could do together,” he said. “Releasing a song together that supports the pursuit of mental health was a must for us. We are very transparent about how we helped, and we appreciate the success of the project.
Leclerc admitted that he too has “very deep emotional scars as a father”.
“The more vulnerable and transparent I am, the more secure I am walking in the reality.”
“So people like me Since my dad didn’t say it, I tend to overcompensate by showing people how great we are and how great I am doing. I have to show off my scars so that I can say that it is not the affirmation from others that gives me who I am, my identity, my worth, my worth, my purpose. . I walk in the reality that the more vulnerable and transparent I am, the safer I am.
“My scars showed people who were hurt that their scars and wounds can heal. Yes, and Jesus did not hide his wounds, and the scars still remain.”
Today, vulnerability and scars fuel the creative side of his music. And his mother’s example always kept music playing in the house as he grew up.
In his experience, writer’s block “It’s really just a lack of honesty,” he said. “If I was honest, I would write where I was in that moment.”
“You have to take risks. Taking risks is the way to grow: to grow, to seize opportunities, to see what works and what doesn’t, you have to stretch yourself and do things you wouldn’t otherwise do. yeah.”
While his fans have seen his successes, “I haven’t seen that everything I tried didn’t work because I’ve tried too many things.” It worked for me, but it wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t taken the risk. Sometimes you have to jump too. ”