Music: an expression of humanity, escape, a soundtrack to life, deep passion….
Off the heels of one of the greatest christian hip-hop records ever released, Lecrae comes back with Church Clothes 2. The original Church Clothes was Lecrae giving fans a preview of a slight shift in style that would come on Gravity. Church Clothes 2 doesn’t feel like Lecrae is trying to reintroduce himself. It’s more of a change to do whatever he wants. There are old school beats, experimental beats, new school beats, and even some rock steady/reggae thrown in.
Lecrae tackles the theme of selling out and having given up being a big hip-hop star to preach the gospel. It doesn’t come across as bitter or arrogant but as a mission statement. That nothing is mroe important to him than lifting up the name of Jesus. Lecrae also tackles a bunch of social issues lyrically. Church Clothes 2 features guest appearances from B.O.B., Derek Minor, Propaganda, Paul Wall, and more.
The beats are tight and the songs are strong. It doesn’t have the same punch that Gravity did, but it’s a mixtape. It’s a great mixtape and as always, Lecrae delivers songs that are strong lyrically but fun to listen to.
You can download Church Clothes 2 for free at http://www.datpiff.com/Lecrae-Church-Clothes-2-mixtape.544619.html