Rapper Lecrae came by REVOLT this week to discuss his new book “Unashamed,” which is in stores now.

For an artist who often gets pigeon-held in a box as a “Christian” rapper, Lecrae lays it all out in his new memoir discussing everything from domestic abuse, feeing lost in life, an abortion and Tupac’s influence serving as sort of a surrogate father figure in his life. Lecrae states in “Unashamed” that “without any constant male role models, hip-hop artists became my heroes” and “Tupac became my second parent.”

On Monday (May 2), the world unfortunately lost ‘Pac’s mother Afeni Shakur at the age of 69. Afeni was an amazing woman, activist, philanthropist and of course mother to a young Tupac. While sitting with Lecrae, he reflects on the life and impact that both Tupac and Afeni had on him growing up.