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Unashamed

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Unashamed

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If you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection. Two-time Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more than his share of adversity—childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Along the way, Lecrae attained an unwavering faith in Jesus and began looking to God for affirmation. Now as a chart-topping industry anomaly, he has learned to ignore the haters and make peace with his craft. The rap artist holds nothing back as he divulges the most sensitive details of his life, answers his critics, shares intimate handwritten journal entries, and powerfully models how to be Christian in a secular age. This is the story of one man's journey to faith and freedom.

If you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection. Two-time Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more than his share of adversity—childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Along the way, Lecrae attained an unwavering faith in Jesus and began looking to God for affirmation. Now as a chart-topping industry anomaly, he has learned to ignore the haters and make peace with his craft. The rap artist holds nothing back as he divulges the most sensitive details of his life, answers his critics, shares intimate handwritten journal entries, and powerfully models how to be Christian in a secular age. This is the story of one man's journey to faith and freedom.

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  • Lecrae is a Grammy award winning hip-hop artist whose 2014 album, Anomaly, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Rap, Digital, Christian, Gospel, and Independent charts. His seven studio albums and mixtapes have sold more than 1.5 million copies. Lecrae has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, including a win in 2013 for Best Gospel Album and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song in 2015, as well as won seven Dove Awards, secured one Billboard Music Award nomination, won two Soul Train Music Awards and a BET Hip Hop Awards nomination. Lecrae resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and three children.

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    March 14, 2016
    Born in Houston, abandoned by his father, and raised by a determined mother, Grammy Award–winning hip-hop artist Lecrae set out in life determined to make a mark in this world and change the society that would often treat him so poorly. Guided by uncles who provided a positive environment and much-needed male guidance, Lecrae discovered a love for hip-hop early in life, his music providing an escape from a sometimes abusive family situation and giving him an outlet for his hopes and dreams. His encounter with Christian rappers, and his discovery of a sense of God moving in his everyday life, fully formed the young man into a popular and successful hip-hop artist and positive role model. In this bold, revealing book, Lecrae depicts an unconventional life course that, he feels, was the only way out of dire circumstances: “I was determined to be for these kids what I needed but never had: a strong male figure who they could look up to, confide in, and lean on.” This is a wonderfully inspirational and entertaining story.

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