For the past few years, Lecrae has been the epitomy of transcendence. What started as a practical approach to mentoring the youth population at a local juvenile detention center has led to a worldwide mission. As an artist, Lecrae has nearly reached the pinnacle of success. He's released six bestselling albums and two mixtapes, won a Grammy award in the process and landed a global distribution deal with Red Distribution/Sony Music for the record label he co-owns, Reach Records. Now on the cusp of his seventh release, Lecrae is at the climactic crossroad of his career.
MadeinTYO has managed to carve out a spot for himself amongst this new generation of rappers with his mixtapes You Are Forgiven and Thank You, Mr. Tokyo. He called on hit-maker K Swisha to add his bass-heavy production, which is sonically right in line with the street sensibilities of the south but is still more playful and breezy than most of his contemporaries.