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About the Book

Two-time Grammy winning hip-hop artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more than his share of adversity—childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt.

Along the way, Lecrae attained an unwavering faith in Jesus and began looking to God for affirmation. Now as a chart-topping industry anomaly, he has learned to ignore the haters and make peace with his craft. The hip-hop artist holds nothing back as he divulges the most sensitive details of his life, answers his critics, shares intimate handwritten journal entries, and powerfully models how to be Christian in a secular age.

This is the story of one man's journey to faith and freedom.

My prayer is that you’ll make music too. Maybe not with your voice, and maybe not on a stage, but hopefully with your life.

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Lecrae is a Grammy award winning hip-hop artist whose 2014 album, Anomaly, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, Rap, Digital, Christian, Gospel, and Independent charts.

His seven studio albums and mixtapes have sold more than 1.5 million copies. Lecrae has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, including a win in 2013 for Best Gospel Album and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song in 2015, as well as won seven Dove Awards, secured one Billboard Music Award nomination, won two Soul Train Music Awards and a BET Hip Hop Awards nomination.

Lecrae resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and three children.

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Your true character is revealed not by how you act when life goes your way, but how you act when the bottom falls out.

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Exclusive Events

Visit Lecrae.com/tour to purchase concert tickets for the HIGHER LEARNING TOUR.

To register for a private pre-event about Lecrae's new book Unashamed (w/ Lecrae + DJ Promote) at any of these locations, buy a book and click here to redeem.

This private one-hour book event on the HIGHER LEARNING TOUR will include a conversation with Lecrae about his new book Unashamed, Q&A with Lecrae, and more. This event is not the concert VIP experience (those tickets can be purchased separately on Lecrae.com/tour).

Join Lecrae on the #HigherLearningTour & be part of an exclusive book event before every show. Find your city.

Check in at iPads next to the giant Unashamed book.

  • February 9: Amarillo, TX @ Amarillo Civic Center
  • February 10: Lubbock, TX @ City Bank Auditorium
  • February 11: Abilene, TX @ Moody Coliseum
  • February 12: Longview, TX @ LeTourneau University Belcher Center
  • February 14: Wichita Falls, TX @ MPEC Memorial Auditorium
  • February 19: Wheaton, IL @ Wheaton College
  • March 2: Mobile, AL @ Mobile Civic Center
  • March 3: Albany, GA @ Albany Civic Center Arena
  • March 4: Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
  • March 11: Wayne, PA @ Eastern University
  • March 12: Beaver Falls, PA @ Geneva College
  • March 13: Reading, PA @ Santander Performing Arts Center
  • March 14: Toronto, CAN @ Canada Christian College
  • March 17: Springfield, MA @ Mass Mutual Center
  • March 18: Trenton, NJ @ Sun National Bank Center
  • March 19: Petersburg, VA @ Virginia State University
  • March 20: Elmira, NY @ First Arena
  • March 30: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
  • March 31: Phoenix, AZ @ Grand Canyon University
  • April 1: Santa Barbara, CA @ UC-Santa Barbara
  • April 2: Bakersfield, CA @ Bakersfield College-Outdoor Theatre
  • April 3: La Mirada, CA @ Biola University
  • April 7: Toccoa Falls, GA @ Toccoa Falls College
  • April 8: Tallahassee, FL @ Donald L. Tucker County Civic Center
  • April 9: Cleveland, TN @ Lee University, Lee Science and Math Complex
  • April 10: Fayetteville, NC @ Crown Coliseum
  • April 13: Springfield, MO @ Evangel University
  • April 14: Siloam Springs, AR @ John Brown University
  • April 15: Murray, KY @ Murray State U
  • April 20: Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Auditorium
  • April 21: Nashville, TN @ Lipscomb University
  • April 22: Winona Lake, IN @ Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center
  • April 23: Spring Arbor, MI @ Spring Arbor University
  • April 24: Bowling Green, KY @ Western Kentucky U

​I had learned to be unashamed in the midst of a fallen world. Now I needed to learn to be unashamed in the midst of a religious world.

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If you live for people's acceptance,
you'll die from their rejection.

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For all media inquiries regarding Lecrae, please contact Ed Banacia, Publicist for Lecrae at eb@schuremediagroup.com

For all blog review inquiries, visit bhbloggers.com and register.

For all other inquiries, email unashamedbook@lifeway.com