In recognition of May Mental Health Awareness Month, Grammy, Dove, and Stellar Award-winning artists Lecrae and Tasha Cobbs Leonard have kicked off a powerful conversation about mental health & cancel culture. The two icons have started releasing small portions of a larger very honest conversation on their socials about depression, therapy, and the pressure they’ve felt to be ideal role models. Throughout the conversation, they reveal the scars left from deep wounds and how they’ve healed from them.
They also chat about their controversial collaborations with secular artists, and how the backlash impacted them. Tasha was criticized for her single, “I’m Getting Ready,” ft. Nicki Minaj while Lecrae was blasted for his “Blessings” single ft. Ty Dolla $ign. Both songs celebrated God’s blessings!
These social media clips have stirred up plenty of conversation from many fans, some even requesting access to the full conversation. Stay tuned in!! Click the links below to listen in! Please free to post and share!
A catalyst for restoration in faith, music, and popular culture, Lecrae is part of the new wave of thought leaders who are engaging the culture and taking Jesus out of the pulpits into the wider world in hopes of restoring faith. A Multi-Grammy Award-winning platinum-selling artist, Lecrae has evolved into a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker, thought leader, philanthropist, and co-founder & president of Atlanta-based record label, Reach Records. Lecrae made history as the first artist to have a #1 Album on the Billboard Top 200 and Gospel Charts simultaneously! To date, he has sold more than 4 million copies and has been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards including a win for Best Gospel Album, 15 Dove Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and received both a Soul Train Music Award and BET Hip-Hop Nomination. Lecrae recently released the final Church Clothes 4 mixtape, which featured appearances from Andy Mineo, WHATUPRG, nobigdyl, Jon Keith, A.I. The Anomaly, and Jordan L’Oreal. Six months later, he released Church Clothes 4 (Dry Clean Only), a bonus to the mixtape featuring D. Smoke, Rotimi, Torey D’Shaun, J Paul The Carpenter, and URSTRULYXYZ. He is currently on tour. Dates can be found at Lecrae.com/tour.
About Tasha Cobbs Leonard
A pastor’s daughter born and raised in Georgia, Leonard first emerged to widespread acclaim with her breakout 2013 release, the RIAA-certified gold album Grace, which garnered a GRAMMY, three Doves, and three Stellar Awards on the strength of its chart-topping, platinum-selling lead single, “Break Every Chain.” In the years that followed, Leonard would go on to establish herself as one of her genre’s most celebrated voices, racking up more than two billion streams across platforms, landing three more #1 singles and five #1 albums, three additional gold-selling singles, performing with everyone from Common and Nicki Minaj to Ne-Yo and Ciara, and making national television appearances on Good Morning America, CNN’s Fourth of July, BET’s Black Girls Rock, CBC’s A Day Of Healing, and the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Billboard named Leonard the Top Gospel Artist of the Decade, while NPR declared her a “gospel sensation,” and Forbes hailed her as “by far one of the most successful contemporary gospel artists of our time.” A tireless advocate for empowerment and positivity, Leonard also broke new ground as an author, actress, entrepreneur, and executive pastor at The Purpose Place Church in her adopted home of South Carolina, where she co-pastors with her husband and producer, Kenneth Leonard, Jr.