We’ve been “Checked in,” we’ve been on that “Overdose,” and now Lecrae is ready to come back with a package of both that fans won’t forget… and newly tuned-in listeners will wonder why they had waited so long to do so.
Welcome to Rehab: Deluxe Edition, a three-disc package of the Rehab album, the Rehab: Overdose album, and also a DVD packed full of his awesome music videos, live footage, behind the scenes shots, and some commentary. Lets dig right in.
The first album released last year by Lecrae, entitled Rehab, made a huge impact on the charts, setting record numbers and almost beating Lil’ Wayne for the top spot in the Hip Hop/Rap section on iTunes. This album is filled with hits, first by drawing us into the intro song “Check In.” Like a heartbeat this song begins the consistent pace for this stellar album. The ones that take the spotlight on this album (which was hard to narrow down, honestly) were: Killa, Just Like You, Gotta Know, God is Enough, Boasting (which you can hear now on Pulse 101.7FM!), and Background. One of the most diverse, and truly epic albums I’ve heard yet for sure.
But he’s not done there, no, it’s time for that Overdose.
The title track of this album starts it off with a bang, with lyrics punching out like, “..Boy that word of God get at you like a twitter name…” You can tell Lecrae truly desires for more of this relationship with Christ, and doesn’t back down in the anthem “Battle Song.” The ones that seemed to really stand out on this one were: Overdose, Battle Song, Blow Your High, Strung out, Chase That, and Like That. A great follow-up, especially releasing just a couple months after the original album was put out.
Three bonus songs were added to this second disc, which had all of the songs off the Overdose album on it as well. “Hallelujah,” the single recently released on iTunes, gets your fists pumping and your yell louder, and I have this odd desire to see it in a worship set. I’m sure many would go crazy! The next one is “Wish It Wasn’t True,” and Lecrae sets it straight from the beginning of this song, “…I know I’ve been in Rehab, but I need to be checked in again…”. A very moving song that keeps raw honesty streaming throughout – definitely going to be in a constant rotation on my shuffle. The final new song is a Dubstep Remix done by Karac to ‘Crae’s past hit “Jesus Muzik.” This is one to put in your dance mix, because until the music stops your head will be bobbing, your feet will be moving, and you will want to dance.
This is an awesome Deluxe Edition, and you can tell Lecrae wanted to put as much as he could into this. If you already have the previous albums, I would highly encourage buying this not only for the new songs, but to also pass it onto someone who hasn’t heard these incredible albums yet.
Get into the Rehab, on that Overdose, and just hope that Lecrae doesn’t wait too long until he releases another epic project.
Sidenote: Some of your favorite Pulse AfterDark artists like PRo, Tedashii, Trip Lee, and Lecrae came together to make a short film called “Man Up” also with a soundtrack. You can get this in stores wherever Rehab Deluxe Edition is also sold!