Can I be honest with you guys? I’m not the biggest fan of Christian rap, especially when they try to put that facade up like they are normal rappers just speaking more positively than the trending ones. I don’t quite get that same vibe from LeCrae, as he comes across as this Christian rapper that ACTUALLY loves rap and wants to grow along with it. With ‘All Things Work Together’, I look forward to hearing what LeCrae has to say regarding a variety of topics, and anticipate feeling no dropoff in explosiveness in his music from any other rapper out today.
5. HAMMER TIME
Metro Boomin’ produced this beat, and yes you get the “If Young metro don’t trust you I’ma shoot you” line in the beginning…. I would’ve probably changed it for the sake of LeCrae…. Maybe “If young Metro don’t trust you I’ma pray for you” or something.
With metro comes the Migos like tone to the track, which is so normal now that I don’t even care anymore. Mr.1K Phew is featured on the track, and he sounds very Quavo-like on the song.
Is this ‘Kill-A-Rapper’ Lecrae? I think so.
4. WHATCHU MEAN
Who would’ve known LeCrae can sound identical to Drizzy Drake Rogers? I feel like his melodies, his harmonizing, and even his lyrics on this song are exactly how the 6 GOD would rap.
I have no clue who Aha is, but he dominates this song for sure! I like his style, I like how he goes after it, and he definitely keeps you interested throughout his verse.
I ain’t gonna lie, I spent majority of the time waiting for LeCrae to accidentally curse on this song. I feel like a beat like this deserves no less than one use of the word n—a!
3. ALWAYS KNEW
‘Always Knew’ is strictly some real s–t. LeCrae coasts through the song rapping about his appreciation for what was around him and where he came from, showing a little bit of aggression in the process. The song is very passion-filled, and a great reminder to the ones hustling that you can always find away to reach your dreams without changing who you are.
2. I’LL FIND YOU
‘Ill Find You’ is easily the most universal song on this album. I know it’s pretty mushy, but you can’t deny it’s musical excellence.
Tori predictably provides that cliche hook that is catered to top 40 audiences, getting the opportunity to sing on the breakdown part of the beat. She does sound pretty stunning on the track, giving off this glowing sound.
‘I’ll find You’ directly shows you why LeCrae is a helluva rapper, and mainly because he is clear, can flow, and is dynamic in his approach. Aside from his message of uplift, I think he is good at how he delivers his words to us (aka not whining) on this song.
This is a picture perfect song by LeCrae.
How nice of LeCrae to allow his Christian fans to hear Ty Dolla Sign and his heathen ass on a track with him!
Mike Will-Made it produced this? Could this be considered a bit of a repent for both guys? Anyway, he provided this hyped
ass butt beat that LeCrae raps some great lyrics on. The verse from LeCrae is flawless, and to think that I can learn something from it is an extra plus.
Ty Dolla keeps it clean, and it sounds natural clean too. I feel like if he taps into music like this, he could be something special.
This is an absolutely beautiful song! I would love to hear this in the club.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. ALWAYS KNEW (5/5)
2. FACTS (4.7/5)
3. BROKE (3.7/5)
4. BLESSINGS (5/5)
5. WHATCHU MEAN (4.5/5)
6. HAMMER TIME (4.5/5)
7. COME AND GET ME (4.4/5)
8. LUCKED UP (4/5)
9. WISH YOU THE BEST (4/5)
10. CAN’T STOP ME NOW (DESTINATION) (4/5)
11. I’LL FIND YOU (5/5)
12. 8:28 (4/5)
13. CRY FOR YOU (3.9/5)
14. WORTH IT (4.5/5)
MOST LYRICAL SONG
COME AND GET ME
COME AND GET ME
On this album, LeCrae is black and proud with lots of Christian influence. No one can hate on that, especially considering that he sounds confident when he talks about it.
You can tell LeCrae’s goal was to be very relatable to his listeners on this album, often times discussing his struggles, his upbringing and inspirations with us. The content is both meaningful and useful, and deserves an A+ from me.
Where I have a bit of an issue with this album is in its creativity: The songs sound a little too manufactured to me, with LeCrae rapping over songs that literally anyone can make. While I can’t knock the positive tones each song has, It just sounds a little too ‘Insert Rapper Here’ish to me.
All in all, LeCrae once again put together a body of work that his fans can be proud of. Did he win any new fans? Maybe, but what i do see is a few tracks that are more than radio and club ready right now.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.