Christian hip-hop artist K.B. says he and fellow artist Lecrae remain friends three years after he left Lecrae’s label Reach Records in order to sign a deal with Sony.
The men are two of the biggest names in Christian hip-hop, a fact that led fans to speculate back in 2020 on the reasons K.B. left Reach Records, which had thrust him into the Christian music spotlight a decade earlier after he inked a deal there in 2010.
K.B. and Lecrae collaborated on a new song, Miracles, that is part of K.B.’s newest album, His Glory Alone II. It was the first time they collaborated on each other’s music since the split.
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“I do think that Lecrae and I represent a brotherhood that has been transcendental to the different ebbs and flows of life,” K.B. told Christian Headlines. “We have, as friends, done a lot of work. God has miraculously preserved our relationship in a very divisive culture and divisive world, even through divisive moments.”
K.B. added he has “seen the hand of God” work in their friendship.
“I consider Lecrae a brother who has mentored me and that I’m encouraged by, I look up to, I am so thankful for [and] an important presence in my life beyond any kind of challenges that we have had and will have,” K.B. told Christian Headlines. “We’re brothers – brothers fight, but Christian brothers reconcile, and that’s a kind of supernatural work.”
Miracles has been streamed 700,000 times on YouTube since its release one month ago. In 2020, K.B. said he believed Christian hip-hop would grow more if he departed Reach Records. Christian hip-hop, he told Ruslan KD, needs a “multiplicity” of artists and labels. The genre, he added, needs “all kinds of Christian hip-hop artists on all kinds of labels that are all doing well.”
Photo courtesy: ©Sony/Provident, used with permission.
Video courtesy: ©KB YouTube channel
Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
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