After speaking with Rap-Up about hip-hop’s shifting views on masculinity and religion, Lecrae asks fans to count their “Blessings” on the uplifting new single from his upcoming LP.
The chart-topping MC’s banger, produced by Ear Drummers’ A-Plu$, shines a light on gratitude despite challenges.
“I’ve been punching in the clock,” raps Lecrae. “Trying to keep the kitchen stocked / Man, it’s a lot ’cause we ain’t ever had it locked / But all we need is all we got.”
Dolla $ign comes through with a hook to summarize the song’s concept. “If I ever took a loss, I learned a lesson,” he sings. “I won’t ever think I’m better than the next man / I’ve been down before, to come up on the stressin’ / Baby, I’m too busy counting all these blessings.”
Yesterday, Lecrae spoke with Rap-Up about the song’s inspiration and his camaraderie with Ty. “I met Ty years back and I sent him a couple of records and he wanted to mess with a couple of them, but this one ended up being the one that stuck,” said the Reach Records MC. “He wanted to do it and looked forward to it. I think it’s the right season, the right time, and I’ve done stuff with a lot of people, but I’m grateful to do this.”
Along with the song, Lecrae also unleashed a lyric video for “Blessings.” Aside from the rhymes, the clip features childhood photos and artistic visual effects. As part of the “Blessings” rollout, he posted videos of famous speeches and interviews that were based around faith. Watch the lyric video above and see “Blessings” clips (featuring 2Pac and Lauryn Hill) below.