Friday, June 24, 2016

News: Lecrae Says Tupac’s ‘Transparency’ Influenced His Music

Yestarday would have been Tupac Shakur’s
45th birthday, and there will be the “All Eyez
On Me” biopic coming this Fall. It also
happens to be throwback Thursday. Today,
we present to you an interview of Lecrae
from 2012 where he spoke about Tupac’s impact on his music.
Lecrae was asked about how he got into
hip-hop growing up. He shared that he
would watch music videos on MTV of LL
Cool J, Beastie Boys, Tupac, and others. He
most prominently enjoyed Pac.
“That’s one of the things I loved about
Tupac, is his transparency, his openness
with his wrestle,” said Lecrae. “A lot of
people listen to his music and hear that
duality of ‘where is God? and I need
Heaven, I can do better, keep your head up.”
Lecrae then said, but in that same breath,
you may hear Pac talk about being a
gangster and a thug, so there are many
layers to himself.
“That’s one of the things I appreciate
because a lot of people wrestle with
morality and where they are and what they
believe in…it’s helped me to be transparent
in my writing,” Lecrae shared.
Lecrae then spoke about how in his music
he tries to have that openness where he can
address these issues in his music while
providing hope.
Looking back to even four years ago,
Lecrae’s stature has raised so much more
and now his message has reached much
more.

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