Lecrae's Early Life Lecrae Devaughn Moore was born on October 9, 1979 in Houston, Texas. Growing up in an unstable household, he was exposed to drugs and violence at an early age. He eventually moved to a two-parent home in Dallas, where he began to explore his love of hip hop. After graduating high school, Lecrae attended the University of North Texas and graduated with a degree in Business Marketing.Music Career Lecrae released his first album, Real Talk, in 2004. The album received positive reviews from critics and was followed by three more albums; After the Music Stops (2006), Rebel (2008), and Rehab (2010). In 2012 he released his fifth album, Gravity, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and earned Lecrae his first Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album.Collaborations In addition to his solo work, Lecrae has collaborated with several other artists on various projects. He has worked with NF on the song “Gravity” and Andy Mineo on the song “Coming In Hot”. He has also worked with Torri Walker on the song “Fakin” and Kierra Sheard on the song “I’ll Find You”.Controversy In 2014, Lecrae spoke out against the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. These comments sparked controversy within the Christian community as some felt that he was putting politics ahead of religion. Despite this backlash, Lecrae stood by his beliefs and continued to speak out against racial injustice.Legacy Lecrae has earned numerous awards throughout his career including a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album and seven Dove Awards. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful Christian hip hop artists of all time and continues to be a major influence in the genre.