There was a time in my life when I wanted to be a rapper. I got saved and wanted to rap about Christ. Then I was saved from myself and decided to stop rapping but of course, still loved hip hop music. I listen to all genres but Lecrae is like the title of his album, an Anomaly, so right now, I won't attempt to put him in a special category.
All I can say is that it was a pleasure meeting and interviewing Lecrae Moore, one of may fave artists and performers. Not only has he been breaking barriers as a hip hop artist, he has recently received 3 more Grammy nominations including one for Best Rap Performance - not gospel - just rap.
I know the Lord will forgive him for breaking the 6th commandment as he is killing the game right now. I also know that Melo will forgive him for not including him in his top five NBA players of all time.
Special thanks to my cameraman and editor Raheem Gumbs, a former student of mine at The High School of Sports Management. I am thankful to be able to work with him on sports stories as that is what I went to the high school and worked there for five years to do. I hope to see him on the court filming in the future.
Check out Lecrae's top five as well as info on his new video with Andy Mineo on SLAM online below:
I met Adena Andrews at All-Star weekend in LA in 2011, certainly the best I've been to yet. I'll never forget one thing she said to me as I interviewed her for my students at "The High School of Sports Management." She said a reporter once told her that players may get to play All-Star weekend if they are chosen, though he'll be there every year, working. This information is sometimes a game-changer for students with a narrow view of what their involvement in sports careers can be.
I am proud of her Sports and the City event, which has grown from a living room of ladies to a packed space in one of New York City's liveliest restaurants, Clyde Frasier's Wine and Dine.
View my story on Sports and the City on Blackenterprise.com here: http://bit.ly/sportsndc
It was a great pleasure interviewing LaChina Robinson. After she Emceed the PowerPlay, NYC Celebration event, their annual fundraiser, I had to engage her in conversation as her story was one that was inspiring and impactful. I hope that your are indeed inspired by reading her journey on black enterprise.com here.