GRAMMY NOMINATED RAPPER LECRAE SET TO RELEASE

SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM GRAVITY ON SEPTEMBER 4

FEATURES MALI MUSIC, TRIP LEE, TEDASHII, MATHAI,

DJ KHALIL & HEAT ACADEMY

THIRTY CITY “UNASHAMED TOUR 2012: COME ALIVE” KICKS OFF

OCTOBER 4 HITTING NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, MIAMI, ATLANTA, CHICAGO & MORE

Los Angeles, Calif. (July 24, 2012) Grammy nominated and Reach Records artist Lecrae is set to release his highly anticipated album Gravity on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, which will feature Mali Music, Mathai (The Voice), label mates Trip Lee and Tedashii as well as production from DJ Khalil, Street Symphony’s Heat Academy and The Watchmen.

This record is the follow up to his 2010 smash releases Rehab and the EP Rehab: The Overdose, which sold over 345,000 units combined as well as debuted at # 5 on the Billboard Hip-Hop Charts and #17 on the Top 200, Gravity will showcase Lecrae’s thought provoking lyrical technique, live instrumentation and amazing beats that will keep fans wanting more (Click here to view “Gravity” album teaser). As part of the release of the album, Lecrae will be celebrating with fans holding release parties in Manchester, UK (9/22), Denver, CO (9/27) and Houston, TX (9/28). Tickets will go on sale on July 20 and for more information log onto www.reachrecords.com.

Lecrae recently released his first mixtape Church Clothes hosted by Don Cannon which featured No Malice (formerly Malice of The Clypes) and production by Grammy award winning producer Bio-1a, 9th Wonder, S-1 and Street Symphony. The mixtape received rave reviews from both critics and fans as well as garnered over 280,000 downloads.

“With the release of ‘Gravity’ I really wanted to expand on my previous work while still making sure to keep it all very authentic to who I am as an artist as well as a person,” states Lecrae. “When I released ‘Church Clothes’ earlier this year, it was the precursor of what’s come with this album. It introduced my music to new audiences, allowing me to impact others.”

This fall, Lecrae will hit the road for the 5th annual Unashamed Tour 2012: Come Alive that will kick off October 4. This 30 city tour will make stops in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago Dallas and Atlanta among others and will feature label mates Trip Lee, Tedashii, Andy Mineo, KB and Pro. Always keeping his fans entertained, Lecrae will perform cuts from Gravity as well as fan favorites such as, “Don’t Waste Your Life”, “Go Hard” and “No Regrets”. Tickets will go on sale August 1, 2012.

UNASHAMED TOUR 2012: COME ALIVE TOUR DATES (*Dates subject to change)

10/4: Pittsburg, PA

10/5: Chicago, IL

10/6: Detroit, MI

10/7: Columbus, OH

10/9: Buffalo, NY

10/10: Toronto, Canada

10/12: New York, NY

10/13: Virginia Beach, VA

10/14: Raleigh/Charlotte, NC

10/18: Birmingham, AL

10/19: Atlanta, GA

10/20: Orlando, FL

10/21: Miami, FL

10/23: Pensacola, FL/Mobile, AL

10/24: Little Rock, AR

10/25: Oklahoma City, OK

10/27: Dallas, TX

10/31: Lubbock, TX

11/1: Albuquerque, NM

11/2: Phoenix, AZ

11/3: Los Angeles, CA

11/4: San Francisco, CA

11/7: Portland, OR

11/8: Seattle, WA

11/10: Las Vegas, NA

11/15: Omaha, NE

11/16: Minneapolis, MN

11/17: Kansas City, KS

11/18: Memphis, TN

ABOUT REACH RECORDS:

Reach Records is an Atlanta based full service hip-hop independent label co-founded by Grammy nominated rapper Lecrae and Ben Washer in 2004. With a growing roster that includes Lacrae, Trip Lee, Tedashii, Pro, KB and Andy Mineo, Reach Records has carved out a definitive niche in the underground hip-hop scene garnering impressive sales numbers for their artists based solely on their relationship with their fans. Known for their sold out shows and energetic stage presence, Reach Records’ Billboard chart topping and Grammy nominated acts continue to break uncharted waters within the music industry and seek new avenues to reach new fans.

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