Lecrae Brings Jesus to the BET Awards

By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
October 14, 2011|8:48 am

Christian rap artist Lecrae represented Christ at the BET Hip Hop Awards for the show's famed cypher sessions earlier this week.

These cypher sessions take the best in the rap industry and pit them against each other for lyrical dominance over a steady beat as rappers take turns flexing their vocal muscle.

Lecrae, representing his home city of Houston and Christian emcees everywhere, did not fail to disappoint as he boldly professed Jesus in his rhymes and poked a little fun at himself as well.

"You're probably watchin' like I never heard of him...the nerve of him, that's so absurd of him," Lecrae joked.

Then in a Notorious B.I.G. type mimic of a famous line and flow, he up lifts Jesus with a clever rhyme, "Je-sus, the notorious, no/the most glorious homie."

In another shout of praise he rapped, "They looking for a savior but we killed ours/ Still he rose like Derrick, no bull/ You want to meet the Lord, come holla I got pull."

Follow us

Lecrae came out to prove to the hip-hop industry that Christian rappers could be on the same level as a regular emcee.

Although BET spelled Lecrae's name wrong "Lacrae," he made sure people would not forget him and spoke out against the award show in a clever matter rhyming, "But them awards can't follow you to the grave/ you livin' for them whips and chains then you a slave."

Lecrae was not featured on anything else in the show, but saw the opportunity to promote with such a big audience. After his cypher segment he tweeted a link to a project he's working on called I Am Second testimony profile.

Lecrae will bring his Man Up Tour event to Houston on Oct. 22.

Lecrae has been nominated for four GMA Awards, and one Grammy. He won one GMC award for "Best Hip-Hop Music Video," and five Rapzilla awards in 2006 for "Best Male Artist," "Best Album," "Best Song," "Best Music Video," and "Best Album Cover."

Top Stories

Freed Persecuted Christian Meriam Ibrahim All Smiles, Husband in Tears Amid Warm Welcome by Sudanese Community in New Hampshire (Photos)

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Orthodox Christian who was nearly executed for her faith, was all smiles and her husband, Daniel Wani in tears, when they and their two young children finally arrived home Thursday night — in ...

Faith-Based Groups Crucial to Overseas Aid, Experts Say

Faith-based communities are a critical part of ...

NYT Reporter: Traditional Marriage Supporters 'Unworthy of Respect,' Deserve Incivility, Marriage Is Whatever Gov't Says It Is

Civil discourse has long been regarded as a necessary component of a well-functioning democracy. But a New York Times reporter believes that value should be abandoned in relations with those who disagree with him on the issue of ...