Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show

To borrow popular lingo, Christian rapper Lecrae is blowing up.

His latest album, Anomaly, topped iTunes on the day it was released and took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200.

Tonight, Lecrae will become the first from the ranks of Reformed rappers to appear on a late-night network show when he sits in with The Roots, the house band for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He is expected to perform his single, “All I Need is You.”

Lecrae's Tonight Show gig follows recent features on, the Billboard site, and the front page of the Washington Times. CT interviewed Lecrae in 2011 on how he went from addiction to self to Jesus becoming his "drug of choice."

As Christian hip-hop grows in popularity and theological depth, Lecrae is celebrated as an artist who can entertain both Christian and mainstream audiences.

Previous Christian acts who have made late-night appearances (under Jay Leno) include Third Day, Switchfoot and For King & Country.

excerpt from Christianity Today Online    click here to read entire article