Anomaly

Anomaly

by Lecrae

CD

Overview

Breaking through to the strictly secular world like few other Christian hip-hop artists before, rapper Lecrae is the genre's Bob Marley, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods, or any other example of a game-raising, populist-reaching name. Still, in 2014, he's a relative "deep cut" when compared to Jay-Z, Weezy, or 2 Chainz, and Anomaly is the album where he explains he's fine with it, or maybe, more than fine as the opening "Outsiders" sets the LP's tone. Elegant strings introduce the track, as if the man had Nick Minaj-sized funding, and yet the lyrics elegantly state that success must come on Lecrae's terms, as do the lyrics of the title track and "All I Need Is You." Anomaly often leaves this theme, with tracks like "Dirty Water" asking the listener to challenge their own values, but the closing "Messengers" calls out for volunteers to join the rapper's cause, and suddenly -- spoiler alert -- the mix of "go it alone" and "those that walk with God are never alone" comes clear, as all the evidence had been laid out previously. Crafty and smart man, Lecrae, and with Anomaly following a series of albums equally crafted and smart, he now enters the hallowed halls of the consistent with all his charisma intact.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2014
Label: Reach Records
UPC: 0814509010909
catalogNumber: 33

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lecrae   Primary Artist
S1   Background Vocals
David Angell   Violin
Mike Burton   Horn
John Catchings   Cello
Melvin Jones   Horn
Kris Wilkinson   Viola
Wilbert Williams   Horn
N'Dambi   Vocals
Joseph Prielozny   Guitar,Vocals
Allen Swoope   Synthesizer,Piano
Robin Ghosh   Guitar (Nylon String)
Mark Lettieri   Guitar
Natalie Sims   Vocals
Dusty Scott   Vocals
Dirty Rice   Vocals
Tasha Catour   Vocals
Mark Speer   Guitar
Nate Robinson   Percussion,Drums
Demonterious Lawrence   Bass
Danika Hawkins   Vocals
Sean Crawford   Guitar
Dimitri McDowell   Vocals
Kasey Rashel   Vocals
Geraldine Macauley   Vocals
Epikh Pro   Keyboards
Dustin "Dab" Bowie   Vocals
Caleb Sean   Vocals
Sal "Dj Tes" Chizari   scratching
Nhadyne Brown   Vocals
Nekiyah Nunley   Vocals
Uzuki Kakinuma   Vocals

Technical Credits

S1   Producer
Alex Medina   Composer,Producer
Carlton Lynn   Engineer
Crystal Johnson   Composer
N'Dambi   Composer
Luke Smallbone   Composer
Bobby Shin   Engineer
Michael Marshall   Composer
Juan Castillo   Engineer
Kari Jobe   Composer
Joel Smallbone   Composer
Eric Hartman   Engineer
Street Symphony   Producer
Joseph Prielozny   Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Additional Production
Torrance Esmond   Composer
Ran Jackson   Composer,Engineer
Gabriel Azucena   Composer,Engineer
Lecrae Moore   Composer
J. Rhodes   Composer,Producer
Robin Ghosh   Engineer
J. Griffin   Composer
Natalie Sims   Composer
Jacob "Biz" Morris   Engineer
Andy Mineo   Composer,Engineer
Cody Carnes   Composer
Dirty Rice   Producer
Tyshane Thompson   Composer
Lasanna Harris   Composer,Producer
Latasha Williams   Composer
Nate Robinson   Composer,Programming,Producer
Derek Minor   Producer
Jhaun Downer   Composer,Engineer
808xelite   Producer
Gael Boom   Engineer
Serge Gustave   Composer
Matt Massaro   Composer
Mashell Leroy   Composer
Dimitri McDowell   Composer
Dustin "Dab" Bowie   Composer
Kenneth Chris Mackey   Composer
Kasey Sims   Composer
Ricky Jackson   Composer,Engineer

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