Two years after teaming up with Zaytoven for Let The Trap Say Amen, Lecrae unearths his tenth studio album Restoration, which sees 14 new tracks from the Houston emcee and features from BJ The Chicago Kid, DaniLeigh, Kirk Franklin, John Legend, YK Osiris, and more. The project was led by the singles “Zombie,” “Drown,” “Deep End,” and “Set Me Free.” In an interview with Digital and Radio Facts, the Houston hip hop veteran explained his meaning behind the album’s title:
“Restoration is a lifelong journey and not a destination… It is just like working out, you don’t work out for a month and say I’m done. It’s an ongoing process to remain healthy and stay restored.”
One particular standout from the project is the closer “Nothing Left To Hide,” which sees Lecrae reminding the listener that, despite any and all criticisms, the only truly important relationship with between you and your particular faith:
“I got too much to say but haven’t said enough, I called the music business bluff, I ain’t famous enough, huh, who cares if they think I’m saved enough/
Grace is sufficient, my Blood Donor gave enough, and they be tripping when they see a Christian like we over-religious and trying to bring conviction/
They be waking up without a hope in sight, I turned to Christ on my darkest night, I ain’t homophobic or anti-semitic, so give me a lil’ credit ‘fore you give me edits…/”
Prior to Restoration, Lecrae has delivered classic bodies of work since the turn of the century. He’s also found himself at home on the charts with albums like Rebel, Rehab, Rehab: The Overdose, Gravity, and Anomaly — the last of which earned Lecrae his first number one on the Billboard 200 thanks to an impressive 88,000 album equivalent units sold.
Press play on Restoration below. Also included below are lyric visuals for the album’s tracks, as well as Lecrae’s accompanying docu-series titled “The Road To Restoration.”