Lecrae plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on November 3, 2017.
Over the summer, Reach Records canceled a much-anticipated “We Are Unashamed” tour featuring Lecrae. While there wasn’t a Tampa date on that run, the Bay area will the rapper in its neck of the woods, when Lecrae plays Crossover Church on Saturday, Sept. 24.
The 42-year-old has been unafraid to say his piece when it comes to Christianity and said he once lost a gig after criticizing what he called “the institutional, corporatized, gentrified, politicized, culturally exclusive version” of his faith.
Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...