Back in 2012, Lecrae dropped Church Clothes Vol. 1, an album that would unknowingly change the trajectory of Christian hip-hop. Ten years later, the rapper is still raising the bar with his new single “Spread the Opps.”
In the song, Lecrae acknowledges the opposition he faces but stands steadfast against it.
“I’ve been running for so long from the opposition,” Lecrae said about the single. “Since I was a kid, there were enemies, both physical and spiritual, that were trying to destroy me. I decided to stop running. This song is me knowing that even in the valley of death, God is with me. He’s scattering the opposition.”
In an Instagram post, Lecrae shared the news about his new music with the caption: “Peace is not the absence of troubles. Peace is resting in His power when the world is on fire.” Lecrae has been outspoken about finding peace and power in the face of tensions with facets of the Church and society at large over the last few years. So he knows a thing or two about standing steadfast against some opposition.
The single is the first to drop from the upcoming Church Clothes 4. In a press release, Lecrae shared that the next installment is also the last volume in the “Church Clothes” saga.
“Once upon a time, we had the vision to demonstrate what it looks like to be authentically hip-hop and a follower of Christ,” said Lecrae. “We put that vision together in this project called Church Clothes; something for the streets but representing who we are as believers. Church Clothes resonated with people, and they connected with it. Some people say it’s my best work to date! We did Vol 1, 2, and 3, and it’s only right that we keep the legacy with Vol.4. Church Clothes 4 is the last one though!”