Lecrae Speaks About How His New Song Deals with Opposition
Multi-Grammy Award-winning platinum-selling artist, Lecrae will release his brand new single "Spread the Opps" tomorrow. The song is the first single from his forthcoming new album Church Clothes 4.
Lecare reveals the heart behind the song. "I've been running for so long from the opposition. Since I was a kid, there were enemies, both physical and spiritual, that were trying to destroy me. I decided to stop running. This song, "Spread The Opps," is me knowing that even in the valley of death, God is with me. He's scattering the opposition."
On "Spread The Opps," the ominous production by DrumGod, JuanRa, Simbo, and DudeClayy, 808 drums pair with haunting vocals from students from AGI Entertainment. Under the direction of Natarsha Garcia, CEO/Artistic Director, BrandinJay, Creative Director and owner of Teddy Bear Productions, the students whose age ranges from 9 to 13 are all triple threats, chasing their dreams of becoming household names.Together they create the backdrop for a lyrical barrage from Lecrae.
Atlanta-based image-maker Ray "Neutron" Spears, director of the music video for "Spread the Opps," says of the song. "'Spread the Opps' feels like equal parts imprecatory psalm, personal excavation, and charitable warning- a final act of diplomacy. I found myself interested in his inner turmoil and specific inflection points on his journey of realization, how these experiences reverberate outside of Lecrae the individual, and their broader implications in society."
Through the years, we've watched Lecrae reconstruct a vision of faith despite the large-scale shift towards mistrust and disillusionment within The Church in the wake of America's racial tensions. As he delivers Church Clothes 4, Lecrae unapologetically stands at the crossroads of sacred and secular. People rocked with Church Clothes because it was the first time someone planted their feet simultaneously in the street and the Church without compromising. He laughs with those who have called him "Righteous and Ratchet," acknowledging that "it is my lane, and this lane is completely acceptable."
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