With Lecrae’s album Rehab many were suprised at the longevity of the album on the Billboard charts and asked for “More”. Lecrae was happy to oblige, and Rehab The Overdose was announced and released on 1/11/11. The Overdose is an expansion and great wrap up to the Rehab project, that doesn’t disappoint. With The Overdose Lecrae delivers more solo material with less features, strong beats, and great supporting artists that will make you want to get your overdose on.
My greatest complaint with Rehab was the overwhelming amount of features from other artists. It felt allot like a collaboration album flooded with at least eighteen listed other artists. Overdose fixes this with Lecrae going hard by himself starting out with a strong lead into the album “Overdose” the song. From the introduction song you can feel Lecrae’s energy as he has “truth up in his veins” and is “Spitting flames”. Lecraes verses are definitely a lot stronger and he evolves (or the creationism version of evolution) with every album. Lecrae gets even more serious with “Battle Song” a great workout song talking about being martyred for your faith. Songs like these show that Lecrae is truly unashamed of what he believes and can deliver some powerful verses, that other artists can learn from.
“Blow Your High” is another title that contains a strong beat and message, continuing the trend of Overdosing. The song is about being a slave to your addiction and being manipulated by the devil, which is powerful for a secular artist. “Going In” is another solid title as Lecrae flows nice with a nice bass pumping beat. One of his best solo songs “Chase That” shows how good Lecrae is becoming as a writer. Just listen to “Chase That” and you will see how he contends with other artists, delivering with well fleshed out lyrics and a creative orchestra beat to boot. Lecrae’s Overdose is worthy of a good listen, and if nothing else he is better than the Drakes or Niki Minajs. Lecrae is a gospel rapper who doesn’t get played on the radio or tv, and still manages to have five cds on Billboards top hip hop albums. As far as I am concerned the fact he is not willing to not sell out makes him already more likeable than Lil Wayne.