Gospel Rap is back and better! 1K Phew’s latest collaborative album with Lecrae, No Church In a While, features 10 tracks that’s filled with “Street Gospel,” a term coined by Atlanta based Reach Records artist, 1K Phew.
Reach Records is Lecrae’s label which he started out of his love for both hip hop and Jesus. The essence of the label is described by Romans 1:16 which reads, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation.”
“Our artists at Reach Records are continuing to prove that faith can exist beyond the pews of the church if expressed authentically. Rappers like 1K Phew are carrying forward the torch we lit with ‘Let The Trap Say Amen’ using their music to reach hip-hop heads with a spiritually that’s not forced or foreign to them,” said Reach Records president and co-founder, Lecrae.
The first single from the joint album is a track titled ‘Wildin.’ The beat feels refreshingly different and much like the video it makes you want to hop in your whip and cruise down the block.
“We just went through the pandemic and ain’t nobody been to church in a minute. This album is for everybody who ain’t been to church or connected to God in a while who thinks they can’t go back. It ain’t really that deep. God is waiting for everybody to tap back in. No Church In a While is telling people there’s still hope, you can still turn to God no matter how long you’ve been away,” said Lecrae on the concept for the collaborative album.
The second single from the top charting album is ‘One Call.’ The song speaks of past experiences, bad decisions and how God delivered them. The song also touches on people who are incarcerated and why people should visit them. Most of the visuals for the music video even shows 1K Phew and Lecrae in jail which furthers the message of sharing the word of God with those behind bars.
You can hear ‘Wildin’ and ‘One Call’ on the album, No Church In a While which is available everywhere.