REACH RECORDS’ GRAMMY ® nominated hip hop artist Lecrae opens up about his latest song, “Church Clothes,” that was released last month as a part of his Mix Tape. Hoping to inspire discussion about hypocrisy in churches, instead the track has caused quite a stir among the community. However, Lecrae stands by his lyrics and explains this song is not meant to accuse or attack anyone or any denomination but purely to voice the perspective of an unbeliever’s encounter and view of the church.
“In the song ‘Church Clothes’ I was actually speaking from the perspective of a person who sees all the hypocrisy in church,” says Lecrae. “Many people have seen the hypocrisy and inconsistencies that have helped push them away from the church and God all together.”
Lecrae admits that people have been hurt by churches who have told them that if they don’t dress accordingly or put on airs than they aren’t welcome. Still, toward the end of the song you hear the hip hop artist explain that if there is a real, loving, and grace-based church as well as a loving God, they’d have no excuse.
“The goal wasn’t to condone this behavior or view; it was just to show the real attitude that people outside the church have,” says Lecrae. “It is a personification, which is a literary and artistic tool constantly used in rap music.”
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