Grammy Award Winner, Christian rapper, producer and actor Lecrae took five minutes out of his busy schedule to chat with Rebecca Berman.
To date, he has released seven studio albums and two mix tapes as a solo artist, and has released three studio albums, a remix album, and one EP as the leader of the rap group 116 Clique.
At the age of twenty-five, Lecrae created Reach Records, which helped accelerate his career and help other artists move forward in theirs. He is also the co-founder of Reach Life Ministries.
In 2014, Lecrae topped the Billboard Charts with his number one single Anomoly. Lecrae was nominated for best artist at the GMA Dove Awards THREE times and for the 2013 BET Awards, he was nominated for Best Gospel Artist! He is a Grammy Award winning artist and he also won a Stellar Award.
As far as film, Lecrae played a role in the television film "A Cross to Bear" and a brief role as Dr. Malmquist in the comedy film "Believe Me".
Kimberly Amato is a freelance writer from New York. Between her awards for an independent comedy project to her lauded portrayal of a psychopath in "Under the Raven's Wing", Kimberly continues to bring rich stories to life in a variety of genres.
I can still remember dancing in my room to the songs Legs and Give Me All Your Loving by ZZ Top. When I was offered the opportunity to ask Billy Gibbons a few questions, I jumped on the opportunity. Here is a sneak peek:
Rebecca: How did the band originally get together?
Billy: The Moving Sidewalks were up and running while Dusty and Frank were playing in a band together called American Blues. The Sidewalks detoured in 1969 thanks to the keyboardist and bassist taking on military service leaving the band looking for solid a rhythm section. Frank and I found each other and things took off like a rocket when he suggested we enlist his former band mate, Dusty Hill, to play bass. We got together to see what might shake and immediately knew it was the right combination — we just locked in and took it from there. The first real gig: the Knights of Columbus Hall in Beaumont, Texas, marking February 10, 1970 as that initial moment. The rest, as they say, is history or, shall we say, hysterical.
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