On Friday night, Lecrae featured on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” for a second time, performing a full song at the conclusion of the late night show. Joining Crae were drummer Nate Robinson and the Anomaly-tour’s DJ Promote in a Martin Luther King, Jr.-tribute rendition of “Welcome To America.” The version of the Anomaly favorite included segments of a speech from MLK. Many have said the performance of the song, and its altered rendition, was the proper choice, considering the current production of the music video for the song, the approaching MLK holiday, and recent release of the movie Selma.
The return appearance on the show marks another highlight in the host of accolades the Reach Records emcee has garnered since his release of his #1 Billboard selling album. Last week, the song “Messengers,” featuring for KING & COUNTRY achieved the #1 spot on the Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR National Airplay Chart, the 1st for any Christian hip-hop artist. Lecrae is also nominated for numerous Grammy awards, including a nom in the “Best Rap Performance” category for his track “All I Need Is You.”
Big props to Lecrae and the Reach team for their marketing efforts and the push they’ve given Lecrae and his current project. Let’s hope and pray it will open the doors to expand the genre for more Christian hip-hop artists in the near future!