Christian rapper Lerae is set to release his new album, Restoration, and its accompanying book next month. He hopes the new songs will bring some "healing music" with the world.
"I want people to know that you're never too messed up for a restoration," Moore told the website Black Enterprise in an recent interview. "For Restoration, I've gotten to work with a lot of major artists. I'm excited to put out some healing music. I want people to know that you're never too messed up for a restoration. Second divorce, prison sentence, it doesn't matter. There's always hope, healing, and restoration available if you seek it. "
Lecare has high hopes for how God can use this new album to change the community. He continues, "I want to restore the view the black community has of itself. We can change the narrative, empower the disenfranchised, and close wealth gaps. We can restore the dignity that was stripped from us. We can lean on God to restore our sense of purpose and worth."
The rapper has been vocal about is views on race relations the U.S., especially following the shootings of Michael Brown and Philando Castile. He is now partnering with outreach groups to help neighborhoods in Atlanta, Georgia, that have a high crime rates.
"I am partnered on several projects to restore Atlanta's English Avenue, an area known for its rampant drug trafficking and violent crime statistics. I'm also an active member of the Board of Advisory for Peace Academy, the first school in the English Avenue area to be opened in more than 20 years."
He also hopes the songs will help people battling depression and suicidal ideation. "With conversation rising about the number of teens committing suicide and the heightened conversations around mental health awareness and suicide prevention, this is the perfect time for my ninth album, Restoration."
Lecrae has been a trailblazer in Christian hip-hop and paved a path for himself into the mainstream market. In 2014, the two-time Grammy Award-winning album Anomaly debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts, making him a known name in the secular hip-hop community.