This latest release doesn't shy away from such topics, and in what has been billed as his mainstream push, All Things Work Together presents its listeners with some serious conversations. She lives in Austin, Texas, the promised land for breakfast taco and queso lovers. He speaks about the important role of historical figures such as Chuck Berry, Eldridge Cleaver, and Angela Davis. What do you hope fans take away from this album? Personally, this doesn't compare to Real Talk or Anomaly, but I can see myself bumping this for a long time to come. This section is a little more accessible due to the overt pop influences, but it also seems to contain more of Lecrae doing what he does best. Who were you speaking to on that track? I hope that they understand there is hope in the chaos. It was personal, but then I was like, 'How do I make it general, too? While the inclusion of artists like these might be seen as an attempt to distance himself from the Christian market, it might also simply be an effort to keep his own work as cutting edge and excellent as possible by leaning into the best talent out there.
. It's no secret that Lecrae has recently found himself entangled with some controversy, having recently used his platform to speak out about social issues. In that passage, the Apostle Paul promises that all things—the bad and the good, the beautiful and the ugly, the failures and the victories—work together to accomplish good things in the lives of those who have offered themselves as living sacrifices to God. It's worth noting that strong arguments can be made for or against Lecrae's approach on the album. How can my friend and family member pick up their ticket on my behalf? On the other hand, it could be seen as endorsing artists who blaspheme God and celebrate sin through their music. Q: Can I bring my own camera to the pre-show party? Throughout All Things Works Together, the production is hot, Crae spits fire, and most tracks are worthy to be on any Reach release. Please bring valid photo identification, and stay tuned for that email! A: The concert concierge is basically an extension of our Guest Services team at the event itself.
She loves a good book, a good cup of coffee, and singing along to Beyoncé. I said it like 'How is that possible? It has the sauce, but L. A: Parking is not included with this package, but parking may be available at the concert venue. Late last month, Columbia Records released All Things Work Together, the latest offering from Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae. I went to Los Angeles and started working and then I linked up with my good friend Natalie Lauren, and Natalie really owned the creative process and helped me find the best music possible, and it took two years to really make it happen.
I recorded about 60-70 records, and these 14 are the ones that stuck. After creating such an emotional album, what have you learned most about yourself throughout the process? Swapping the final two tracks would have helped heighten the album's impact, but part of that is likely related to preference. In All Things Work Together, Lecrae talks about how his mother revealed to him the bias of his schoolbooks, which led to a different understanding of American history that included the Middle Passage—the route slaves took from Africa to the Americas. Can a Christian truly embrace hip-hop culture? The disparity between faith and rap music has sparked an ongoing debate in hip-hop over the years, and at the intersection of this debate is , the faith-based rapper who unabashedly wears Christianity on his sleeve all while delivering uplifting messages over booming, trap-style beats. All the pain -- I was nearly crying. All Things Work Together may not be among Lecrae's best albums, but it's bringing a message of hope to a world that desperately needs it. Q: Can I get a solo picture with Lecrae during the photo opportunity? More than just revealing his upbringing, though, these songs also point to the ways in which Lecrae felt he had to suppress parts of his identity.
Though not as experimental as Kendrick Lamar, Lecrae incorporates imaginative samples and innovative loops into tracks that are far more musical than many of the most popular rap artists of the last few years. All Things Work Together is certainly not Lecrae's best work, but it is a solid hip hop release for 2017 and a fine addition to his discography. For 37-year-old Christian rapper Lecrae, the road has been full of many ups and downs. In today's society, you know something unique has happened when a musician lands multiple Dove and Grammy Awards. It took a long time. Sustaining all of this is his consideration of Romans 8.
Longtime fans of Lecrae might be surprised by the intensity of the social consciousness that comes through on these tracks. The pain and the suffering that I went through made me an activist, it made me stronger, it made me more compassionate. We will walk you through any available options. Lecrae needs to be genuinely listened to here, especially by Evangelical Christians. This process of bringing all the portions of his identity together may seem disorienting to longtime fans—but it has also been painful for Lecrae. Most of these are found on the latter half of the album.
One of these, which has been discussed long before this album's release, revolves around some of the guest artists featured on All Things Work Together. Please see our purchase policy for more detail. Q: Where will I receive my tickets? A: In order to accommodate this, the original purchaser must contact our Guest Services team at 888-805-8930 or to authorize an alternate pick-up person at least 2 weeks before the event date. At the same time, they can also expect God to use those things for a greater good. The greatest concern with Lecrae's digression isn't in relation to his politics, but how he addresses Christianity from what is now a platform for a largely secular audience.
The music I was putting out sounded really dark and emotional, but then I got to the other side and the light, the sun came out between the clouds in 2017 and I saw how everything kind of worked together. Q: The people attending the concert with me may be arriving late. This is fair enough, but throughout the album, he undermines his own approach by treating a multitude of socio-political issues with an all or nothing, right or wrong, or, dare I say, black or white application. Popular among young evangelicals for putting theologically sound rhymes over catchy and well-composed beats, Lecrae has been working to over the past few years. A: You will receive your digital download code about 3 days prior to the show date.
The song, which functions in several movements, sees Lecrae tackling his own public persona and personal journey with amazing swagger. Please refer to the for complete details. A: All packages are non-refundable. It all kind of started with the Mike Brown verdict, and I noticed that a lot of people did not take time to hear my perspective or hear my views, they just attacked. The contrast delivered by Kelly's voice helps bring some much-needed diversity to All Things Work Together. A: Most shows are open to guests of all ages. Kathryn Freeman is the director of public policy of the and a writer for.
We are unable to ship out any merchandise post event. Public on sale begins August 14 10am local. I think we want everything to be black and white, but we miss out on the whole rainbow and the beauty of that when you try to limit it. When was the genesis of this project? Rather than a new Lecrae, then, All Things Work Together actually brings the fullness of his identity as an African American, Christian, father, husband, and rapper to the forefront. That work paid off when, in 2016, he signed a distribution deal with a major record label, Columbia Records. Atlanta to me has the sauce as far as urban music is concerned. Ultimately, the album is not as subversive as it thinks, and much of its construct seems to rely on this meretricious assumption.