Lecrae's Hip-Hop Inspiration Lauryn Hill Reaches Out to 'Anomaly' Rapper for Collaboration [VIDEO]

William RameauMar 10, 2015 07:09 PM EDT
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Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae recently revealed that he in the process of collaborating with one of the rappers who inspired him to pursue a career in rap – Lauryn Hill.

 

Before Hill began her solo career, she was best known for joining her ex-boyfriend rapper/producer Wyclef Jean and his cousin Pras Michel to form the iconic rap group the Fugees from 1992-1997, highlighted by songs such as "Killing Me Softly with His Song", "Fu-Gee-La" and, "Ready or Not."

Lecrae revealed in an interview that he is in the process to begin working with The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill artist in the near future.

"I got a phone call from my management and they said they got a phone call from Lauryn Hill's camp. They said she reached out ask about me doing an interview for a project she was working on.  When I heard that I was even being considered by her, I was like, 'Are you serious right now? Why are you asking me if I'm interested?  You should just ask, could you get on a flight right now?,'" said Lecrae to Essence Magazine in March 2015.

Previously, Lecrae said in another interview that Hill and another legendary hip-hop group, Outkast, were two major factors that motivated him to become the successful Christian rapper that he is today because of the rap legends' brutally honest messages in their respective music.

"I think listeners like to be challenged from time to time I mean. It's obvious when you walk outside and you look at skyscrapers or you look at buildings, or culture or society, like humanity is not ignorant, just stupid people, you know. We're creative, we are innovative," said Lecrae to The Boombox in 2014.

"I think our music should reflect that. I think when people listen to my music it's a reflection of who we are. We're human beings. We're made in God's image. We're creative, purposeful beings and I want my music to reflect that reality."

In addition, the now 35-year-old Houston, Texas native shared in a different conversation that he admits that he is a Christian because he is far from a perfect person who needs Jesus as his personal savior in order to become a better man.

"Faith is not about serving some tyrant in the sky that says, 'You need to get your act together.'  Faith is about having a loving father who says, 'Hey, listen...I'm here with you.  I'm going to hold your hand. Just rock with me.' That's it," said Lecrae to Essence Magazine earlier this month.

 

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