Two-time Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more than his share of adversity childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Read more...
Two-time Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more than his share of adversity childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt.
Along the way, Lecrae attained an unwavering faith in Jesus and began looking to God for affirmation. Now as a chart-topping industry anomaly, he has learned to ignore the haters and make peace with his craft. The rap artist holds nothing back as he divulges the most sensitive details of his life, answers his critics, shares intimate handwritten journal entries, and powerfully models how to be a Christian in a secular age.
This is the story of one man's journey to faith and freedom.
Learn more at Lecrae.com and UnashamedBook.com.
*Cover/Interior design by Alex Medina, photography by Mary Caroline Mann"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-03-14
- Reviewer: Staff
Born in Houston, abandoned by his father, and raised by a determined mother, Grammy Award–winning hip-hop artist Lecrea set out in life determined to make a mark in this world and change the society that would often treat him so poorly. Guided by uncles who provided a positive environment and much-needed male guidance, Lecrea discovered a love for hip-hop early in life, his music providing an escape from a sometimes abusive family situation and giving him an outlet for his hopes and dreams. His encounter with Christian rappers, and his discovery of a sense of God moving in his everyday life, fully formed the young man into a popular and successful hip-hop artist and positive role model. In this bold, revealing book, Lecrea depicts an unconventional life course that, he feels, was the only way out of dire circumstances: “I was determined to be for these kids what I needed but never had: a strong male figure who they could look up to, confide in, and lean on.” This is a wonderfully inspirational and entertaining story. (May)