Lecrae looks back at his humble beginnings in the low-key video for Ty Dolla $ign collaboration “Blessings.” The Grammy-winning Christian rapper hangs out at home with his family and friends, who play cards and pick-up basketball.
“I remember pushin’ mama’s little white Hyundai with no gas money,” Lecrae reflects over a skittering trap beat. “I just bought a car, cash money/ I ain’t even tryna brag on it/ I just tell it how it really is.” Ty interjects on the silky chorus, proclaiming that every loss in life fuels a lesson.
The Texas-born Lecrae recently spoke to Rolling Stone about breaking through to a wider audience by collaborating with Ty. “I had just been a fan of his work then I came to find out he was a mutual fan of my work,” he said. “I sent him a couple records. He liked some of them, and ‘Blessings’ was the one that stuck.”
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SOURCE: Rolling Stone, Ryan Reed