Christian Hip Hop Artist LeCrae to Perform in Chapel

April 24, 2006

by Allison Deily, student newswriter

Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae will perform at Baylor University chapel services at 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Waco Hall.

Ryan Richardson, coordinator for worship and media, expressed his enthusiasm for Lecrae's visit because of the diversity in worship that Lecrae's music represents. Richardson also said that University Ministries is excited about Lecrae coming to chapel "because he wants to represent Christ over and above himself. If Lecrae can help the students at Baylor realize that the cause of Christ is so much more important than our own plans, then Baylor will become a place where all people feel not only welcomed, but they will feel like they are in the presence of Christ."

Lecrae released his first album, "Real Talk," in 2004 and has quickly risen in popularity on the Christian hip hop scene. According to his website, "Lecrae's goal is represent Christ and a holy culture. Instead of forsaking his urban roots and flavor, he uses them to put Christ and the Bible in a light that rap fans can understand."

Last semester, Lecrae performed at Baylor for Bed Races, a new event hosted by Alpha Tau Omega and Place 2BU.

Chapel can be viewed live on the web at www.baylor.edu/um. For more information, contact University Ministries at (254) 710-3517.

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