Lecrae is celebrating three Grammy nominations for his seventh album, Anomaly, and part of that celebration continued last night, when he and Andy Mineo debuted their new video for "Say I Won't" during halftime of the Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat game at the Barclays Center.
The feel-good clip finds younger versions of the two rappers juxtaposed with their current selves -- and they're all having a ball.
"The video is fun, it's a throwback and an ode to when hip-hop was fun," Lecrae told MTV News. "A throwback to when I didn't have to pop a molly to have a good time, when dudes could smile and dance."
Not to mention that premiering it during a NBA game is a pretty big win. "Who else can say they did that? I like the innovation of it," he said.
"Say I Won't" is a single from Anomaly, which received Grammy nods for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song and Best Gospel Performance/Song at the Grammys, but it's the Best Rap Performance nomination for "All I Need Is You" that the Houston-bred rapper is most excited about.
Last year he took home an award for Gravity, but this marks his first time making it into the "regular" rap categories.
"It's the most special nomination," he admitted. "I don't really care if i win, I'm just glad to be nominated in multiple genres outside of a particular world," he said. "I want artists to be painted with color and not to be confined to whatever box people think they should be in."
"There's great names in there, but for me, more than anything it's just great for me to say I'm an artist," he added. "I don't even understand how 'Christian' is a genre just to be honest, because every other genre is according to the sound."
Hear him break down a couple of songs from Anomaly in the video below.