Restoration of Community and Our Faith in Each Other
In this talk, Lecrae builds on the themes of his book I Am Restored, a follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, Unashamed. Lecrae shares how coming into faith has helped to restore, transform, and define who he is as a man, father, community activist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. In this talk he inspires audiences to restore our faith in community and each other.
Building a Multi-Media Empire While Building Community
Music mogul and multi-Grammy-winning artist Lecrae knows how to build a multi-media empire. His investments in himself and other artists has been good business, but he also knows how the use the platform to convey a message with meaning. Focused on building a community rather than a following, Lecrae shares his creative inspiration and greater purpose, and how to build it into a lasting legacy.
Virtual Programming: Amid the pandemic and racial inequality, Hip-Hop Artist and Activist Lecrae leads by example in his quest to restore society and our faith in each other
Ever since his viral TEDx Talk, Hip-Hop artist, activist and author LECRAE has been sought out by audiences from Stanford University to podcasts on culture for his purpose-driven mission to restore faith in our society and each other, most notably in light of racial strife in America and inequalities unmasked by the Corona virus. He backs up his words with actions, recently funding and placing portable handwashing stations for the homeless around the Atlanta Metro area and expanding to over 20 cities across the nation. “Bringing restoration to those forgotten has always been a part of my DNA,” Lecrae says. “I’m proud to share that there are now over 50 sinks throughout Atlanta, and the campaign has expanded to over 20 cities across the nation.” In his sometimes breathtaking and always poignant talks, Lecrae shares why he strives to build community over a following, and inspires audiences in profound ways. In his new book I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith, and in his talks Lecrae shares his personal story and his creative inspiration, and oh yes...he's dropping a new album titled what else but...Restoration.
With conversation rising about the number of teens committing suicide, the heightened conversations around mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and the masses protesting around societal issues such a racial justice and police brutality, this is the perfect time for LECRAE’s ninth album and documentary both titled Restoration to be released by Reach Records. The album features artists across all genres including John Legend, Kirk Franklin, YK Osiris, Jossy, Dani Leigh, Marc E. Bassy, Chicago Kid and more. This year, he’ll also release his second book, I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion, But Found My Faith, a follow-up to his New York Times best-seller, Unashamed.
A Multi Grammy Award-winning platinum selling artist, Lecrae has evolved into a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker, thought leader, philanthropist, and Co-Owner/President of Reach Records. To date, he has sold more than 3 million copies and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards including a win for Best Gospel Album, 15 Dove Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and received both a Soul Train Music Award and BET Hip-Hop Nomination. From his 2017 album, All Things Work Together, his single “I’ll Find You” ft. Tori Kelly, is now certified platinum by the RIAA (sold over 1 million copies) and “Blessings” ft Ty Dolla $ign is now Gold (sold over 500k).
A catalyst for restoration in faith, music, and popular culture, Lecrae is part of the new wave of thought leaders who are engaging the culture and taking Jesus out of the pulpits into the wider world in hopes of restoring faith. “We can change the narrative, empower the disenfranchised, and close wealth gaps and can restore the dignity stripped from us, but we can’t do that by separating ourselves. We need to connect with each other and lean on God to restore our sense of purpose and worth,” shares Lecrae. “There is so much on the horizon. I’m literally just getting started.”
Lecrae surpassed the label, Christian hip-hop artist, when his Anomaly album (2016) debuted at #1 on Billboard Top 200 Charts, the first time ever in Billboard chart history that an artist occupied the No. 1 album spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and Gospel Albums. “I am a hip-hop artist who happens to be Christian, believes in God, and follows the teachings of Jesus, but my music is created for all! Music itself does not have a label, it’s the people that attach the label to the artist and their music.”
Never one to rest on his laurels, the restoration continues!
Lecrae Sizzle Reel https://vimeo.com/393575054