Lecrae has ability to raise next generation of leaders, says Christian rapper Christon Gray

Grammy Award winning artist and performer Lecrae has the ability to raise the next generation of leaders, according to Christian rapper Christon Gray.

(Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn)Lecrae poses with his Grammy award for Best Gospel Album for ''Gravity'' backstage at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2013.

In a Twitter post on Nov. 15, Gray predicted that Lecrae will be bringing up a new generation of leaders. Several users commented positively on the "Stop Me" rapper's post and one even expressed the intention to save the tweet "for future purpose."

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"There's going to be a generation of leaders that were brought up by Lecrae," said Gray on Twitter.

Lecrae, who won Grammy Awards for his music and performances, was able to overcome his life of a broken home and crimes. The 37-year-old rapper also received an honorary doctorate degree from Canada Christian College because of his work with troubled youth, The Christian Post notes.

Canada Christian College president Charles McVety applauded Lecrae for his talents and achievements. He also sent a letter to Toronto Mayor John Tory and Police Chief Mark Saunders relaying the rapper's testimony, the Toronto Sun reports.

"Lecrae was raised by a single mother and he never met his father. He was lost in the inner city of Houston taking drugs and reportedly dealing heroin," said McVety in his letter. "God dramatically turned his life around from the ghetto to the pinnacle of success. Now Lecrae wants the same for others as he is taking his message of hope and fatherhood to inner city youth."

Earlier this year, Lecrae released his book titled "Unashamed" to inspire other people who do not know their real identity and are caged inside labels. He previously said his ambition is to create honest music, and that he feels the same way about his book.

Aside from that, Lecrae is traveling around the country on college tours to inspire young people. He shared that his "Higher Learning" tour allows him to shape the future influential leaders of the nation.

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