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Lecrae Reacts to Kanye West Claiming ‘TLOP’ Is a Gospel Album


(PHOTO: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE) Lecrae poses with his award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for “Messengers” backstage at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 8, 2015

Lecrae is not convinced that his fellow rapper Kanye’s West’s “The Life Of Pablo” album is a gospel record.

While 38-year-old West has touted his eighth studio record as such, Christian rapper Lecrae, 36, thinks differently.

“I don’t know exactly what he meant. I’m thinking he was going for stylistically gospel,” Lecrae told the Journal Star. “When people categorize every other genre of music, it’s based on style. Jazz is not about the content, it’s the style… and gospel has a distinct style.”

Still, Lecrae does not believe West’s content is gospel centered.

“If he was going for the style, then absolutely, he pulled from gospel music to make his album,” the rapper who topped the gospel music charts said. “If he’s talking about the content, I think it’s another story altogether.”

Earlier this year, West explained likening his record to a gospel music album. read more…