His bio says Jesus Christ rescued him at 19. He serves Christ through Christian Hip-Hop. Before Christ he idolized and pursued the street life. Rapping became a means of communicating his thoughts.
Like you Lecrea knows about cultural temptations. He had it tough and yet succeeded. Because of his passion to move people toward Jesus he remains an inspiration to thousands and more. (http://reachrecords.com/artists/show/Lecrae)
Lecrea’s song “Background” also featuring C-Lite is one of my favorites. Lyrics: (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lecrae/background.html). Sometimes I get in God’s way and need to let him lead while I “play” in the background.
Your life has meaning … it’s a gift; use it up for the wellbeing of you and others you may never meet.