Profile of Lecrae Moore, Christian Rapper

A Biography of Lecrae Moore

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Lecrae Moore was born on October 9, 1979, in Houston, Texas. When he was a baby, his father left him and his mother, filling his life with drugs rather than family.

Early Life

Raised by a religious single mother, Lecrae initially looked at religion as a crutch for weak people. He looked up to rappers on TV like Tupac, to gangsters like his uncle, and to those in the inner city that he was surrounded by.

By the age of sixteen, he was drinking, doing drugs, stealing and fighting. He was arrested while still in high school and it looked like he was going to become just another statistic, either dead or in prison before he was 21.

A Life Changed

When Moore was 19, a friend invited him to a youth conference. Lecrae agreed because "the big city" would be full of girls and parties. What he found was a much different kind of party than he expected.

For the first time in his young life, Lecrae found other young, inner-city kids like himself that were changed by Christ. He asked God to get him out of his current lifestyle and was answered a short time later with a car wreck that should have killed him, but instead, left him without a scratch.

Moore started living his life for Jesus. He started going to college at the University of North Texas and shared his printed testimony with other students on the campus.

I’ve learned to stay close to my source of significance and to my source of worth – and that is God.

Leading Others to Christ

After graduating college, Lecrae continued writing lyrics about his struggles and victory, and this time, he shared them with young inmates as a volunteer at a Dallas juvenile detention center. The profound impact his words had on the teens there showed him that his path was music.

By the age of 25, he had formed Reach Records with Ben Washer and released his first album. The more people heard his music, the more change he saw taking place in people's lives. Lecrae wanted to do more though; he wanted to open as many doors to Christ as he could for people who desperately needed a Savior.

A year later, one of those doorways came to life when he co-founded ReachLife Ministries. Created to "help bridge the gap between biblical truth and the urban context," ReachLife focuses on Evangelism, Discipleship, and Leadership Development for urban church leaders.

Lecrae Moore Discography

  • Anomaly, September 9, 2014
  • Church Clothes Vol. 2, 2013
  • Church Clothes (mix tape), 2012
  • Rehab: Deluxe Edition 2-CD/DVD, 2011
  • Rehab: The Overdose, 2011 Compare Prices
  • Rehab, 2010
  • Rebel, 2008
  • After The Music Stops, 2006
  • Real Talk, 2004

He has also appeared on:

  • The 6th - FLAME (2012)

Lecrae Moore Starter Songs

  • "Walk With Me" f/ Novel
  • "Send Me"
  • "We Don't" f/ R. Swift
  • "More"
  • "Anger Management" f/ Kb)
  • "I Wouldn't Know" f/ C-Lite
  • "Lucky Ones" f/ Rudy Currence
  • "After the Music Stops"

Lecrae Moore Official Music Videos

  • "Background" Ft. Andy Mineo (C-Lite) (Watch)
  • "Church Clothes" (Watch)
  • "Don't Waste Your Life" Ft. Cam (Watch)
  • "Far Away" (Watch)
  • "Jesus Muzik" Ft. Trip Lee (Watch)
  • "Just Like You" (Watch)
  • "Prayin' For You" (Watch)

Lecrae Moore Concert Videos

  • "Don't Waste Your Life" (Watch)
  • "Fanatic" (Watch)

Lecrae Moore Speaks

  • Lecrae Shares His Testimony of Jesus Christ (Watch)

Lecrae Moore Music Awards

  • Dove Awards for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year and Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year (2013)
  • Dove Awards for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year and Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year (2012)
  • Dove Award for Special Event Album of the Year - 2012
    The Story, also featuring Matthew West, Leigh Nash from Sixpence None the Richer, Mark Hall & Megan Garret from Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Bart Millard from MercyMe, Michael Tait From Newsboys, Blanca Callahan from Group 1 Crew, Chris Tomlin and Peter Furler
  • Stellar Award for Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year (Rehab: The Overdose) - 2012
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Jones, Kim. "Profile of Lecrae Moore, Christian Rapper." Learn Religions, Aug. 25, 2020, Jones, Kim. (2020, August 25). Profile of Lecrae Moore, Christian Rapper. Retrieved from Jones, Kim. "Profile of Lecrae Moore, Christian Rapper." Learn Religions. (accessed March 28, 2023).