Lecrae teams up with Atlanta producer Zaytoven to release Let the Trap Say Amen. The two were able to blend their creative talents into a project that share stories worth telling. In an editorial he published with DJ Booth, he explained the story behind the album:
Lecrae first writes about his experiences growing up in the hood, about his homies getting robbed or getting killed. However, beyond the violence, there was a whole other aspect to the community that was left unaddressed. Years later, at a Christian conference, Lecrae felt the power of Christ for the first time, and became devoted to God. While there, he and his group went on a missionary expedition back to the hood to try and spread the word of the Lord. He then tell the story of how a corner boy, moved by the words of their leader, broke down, pulled out a wad of hundreds and said, "Use this to do something right by God." That's the aspect of the trap that Lecrae is aiming to address. "Yeah, there may be a dope boy or two on the corner, but there’s also a church on every other one," Lecrae writes. "The trap does more than say 'Aye.' It says 'Amen.'"
Lecrae, excited to work with Zaytoven, explained the experience to Billboard. "I’ve been a fan of Zay for many years. I just never imagined we’d be working together on an album. But we just had this chemistry from the jump. He actually works a lot like I do. We tend to make song after song. But neither of us like to follow any kind of a script; it’s more of a feeling. That’s how the south moves as a whole, and we wanted to bring that into the music in every way."
Experience 12 songs that reflect the collaborative efforts of two musically talented and creative artists.
|1. Get Back Right |
|2. Preach |
|3. 2 Sides Of The Game (featuring K-So & Waka Flocka Flame) |
|4. Plugged In |
|5. Holy Water |
|6. Only God Can Judge Me |
|7. Yet |
|8. I Can't Lose (featuring 24hrs) |
|9. Switch (featuring ShySpeaks) |
|10. Can't Block It |
|11. Fly Away (featuring nobigdyl.) |
|12. By Chance (featuring Verse Simmonds) |