5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: Gravity: "You Listen To A Lot Of Music & There's A Lot Of Guns Beng Shot But No Bodies Showing Up"
Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012 12:15AM
[With his new Gravity album finally on store shelves this week, Christian rapper Lecrae gives SOHH readers his top five reasons this LP is a must have.]
1. Just Do It
The first reason is because this is a full album. It's not just a couple singles and then some filler tracks. Time was put into every song. I started working on this probably in February. I worked on my mxitape and my album simultaneously. So February is really when it all started, I started putting work into it. We wrapped it up this summer.
2. Realest Stuff I Ever Wrote
It's reality rap. It's realer than most of the stuff you hear on the radio. What I talk about, I live. It's real. You listen to a lot of music and there's a lot of guns being shot but no bodies showing up. So you begin to wonder if any of this stuff is real, all this money people claim to have and then go bankrupt and to jail for tax evasion. I'm not going to lie to you, I'm just going to tell you the truth. I'm going to talk about my life, I'm going to talk about my real relationships, my faith and I don't have a desire to be accepted by people, I'm already accepted by God. I just want to put it out there as it is.
3. Teach You A Lesson
You might be changed or challenged by what you hear, for the better. Everybody's music isn't trying to make you better, but it's music that's aimed to inspire to be better. I believe that hip-hop is a culture, I believe I'm here not just to change the way people see hip-hop but how they see the world in general. I believe I have a message that's transformative, that brings conviction and really makes people think on deeper issues. I think faith and morality encompass everything that we do.
4. Insomniac Attack
The fourth reason is because I lost a lot of sleep putting this together. I lost a lot of sleep just on making sure everything was right, tweaking and tweaking. Everybody was cool on the features. One of the most prominent on the features was Big K.R.I.T. and he was one of the fastest to get. It was really just the tweaking.
5. All Of Me
The fifth reason is because there's a missing piece in hip-hop right now. Gravity is just an acknowledgement of the weight of life. Most of us realize this but when it comes to music, when you listen to hip-hop, it's an escape from the reality. It's about going to the club, getting high or drunk, let's make a lot of money so I can escape this reality. That's all good but your man is still dead and there's still people dying around us. There's still problems. So Gravity is just embracing those realities because they make us who we are. They cause us to look for hope and that's what I'm here to do, provide some hope.
You Decide. Will you get your hands on the new Gravity album?
Wanna get your hands on a free copy of the album? Here's what you've got to do:
2. Beginning around 2 PM EST, start checking SOHH's Twitter accounts for question(s) based on today's 5 Reasons. Make sure when you answer the question you mention #SOHH5 and @Lecrae. G'luck!