Lecrae - Freedom Lyrics




[Lecrae:]
They out here prostitutin' kiddos
Fill they pockets with dinero
Pedophiles, pitiful
Sell a child to centerfold
Take they innocence, put in on the internet
Purities tainted, dignities shaken
Enslavin' the soul of all of these babies
And freedom got a price nobody payin'
Makin' money, American dream ain't it, nah!
It's a nightmare, don't fight fair for white here
Benjamin Franklins, killin' we hate for him
Write a song justifyin' the lies we take for him, hold up
They ain't with me, I'm willin' to wait for 'em
Lil' me sat up on the porch, thinkin' dolla bills
Stomach filled from another meal that my momma killed still
I can't keep still
I'd probably steal to keep a couple of Nike checks on the back of my heels
Grab my back on and pills
I need a stack of them bills
They say we slaves to the money
I guess we back in the field
I'ma go pursue my happiness, they told me it was free
But I'm still payin' for it, I'm indebted to this thing
Heard a prophet say the profit, don't focus on makin' change
Just focus on tryna be it and maybe you'll make a gain
Maybe you'll free the slaves, maybe you'll bring a change
The destinations are different but everyone's on the train

[N'Dambi:]
Freedom isn't free
But I still, I still believe in my freedom
So my mind can see
Please let me be free, please let me
Freedom

[Lecrae:]
I'm out here chasin' this freedom
They out here choppin' my feet off
And if they catch me I'm Toby, but I ain't 'bout to believe it
King Kunta, king of coonin', or Kenan & Kel
Rather rot in a jail cell than be up in hell, well
Well done, is you cookin' or is you hearin' your Father say, "Well done"?
Is He lookin' at all your honors?
Modestly I'll be honest, I'm hangin' onto that promise
Cause honestly I ain't really been everything that I oughta
Oughta be on my Harriet, bury me next to Honest Abe
Here's lies another man murdered for tryna free the slaves
I gave Chief Keef my number in New York this summer
I told him, "I could get you free", I'm on my Nat Turner
Back burner, cookin' up a fat burger
While we shuck and jive to a song about a crack murder
Know we need a change but we threw it on the stage
Got some money and a soul and neither one of us saved
Slaves, get free

[N'Dambi:]
Freedom, it isn't free
But I still believe, I still believe in our freedom
So my mind can see
Please let me be free, please let me be free
Freedom

Freedom, freedom, freedom





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Lecrae Freedom Comments
  1. Quill Inkwell

    That Keenan & Kal reference 😁💜🕊

  2. Aiden Multine

    Freedom isn’t free but I still believe in my freedom

  3. Shyrome Will

    Only thing I can say is this is straight 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 🔥

  4. Tumisho Mashabela

    Crae spoke about some really deep stuff till years later

  5. Tumisho Mashabela

    Whoa I never realized How deep this tape was till now (2019)

  6. Chrissy 426

    Yoooooooo I got goosebumps sick beat!!!! I love u. ❤️

    Rene Sealey

    Same, this song is straight fire. 2019 Gang !

  7. Eric Whalen

    God is smiling over you

  8. Eric Whalen

    I love the positive message you spread

  9. PROFIT DAILY

    🚨NIPSEY PATSY REVEALED🚨https://youtu.be/KOC2g3OdedY

  10. Apple Jack

    No rappers are realer than Reach 116 ✊ pray for justice and fight for it. 🙏 #pedogate #V4CR

  11. N. Joshua Perkins

    Kenan and kel?

  12. _sniper.j

    No curse words

  13. Syly Syly

    I feel the inspiration from this video but i cant hear all the words ...I need to see the lyrics so I can understand everything he sings

  14. Joseph Douglas

    REAL CHRISTIAN LIFE

  15. Christina Cho

    Ah so good~!!
    Feel like a collab with BeWhy (korean rapper) would work so well too :o

  16. Jerahme Hopkins

    Still 1of my favorite albums

  17. Erick Saimon

    "Freedom"
    (feat. N'Dambi)

    [Lecrae:]
    They out here prostitutin' kiddos
    Fill they pockets with dinero
    Pedophiles, pitiful
    Sell a child to centerfold
    Take they innocence, put in on the internet
    Purities tainted, dignities shaken
    Enslavin' the soul of all of these babies
    And freedom got a price nobody payin'
    Makin' money, American dream ain't it, nah!
    It's a nightmare, don't fight fair for white here
    Benjamin Franklins, killin' we hate for him
    Write a song justifyin' the lies we take for him, hold up
    They ain't with me, I'm willin' to wait for 'em
    Lil' me sat up on the porch, thinkin' dolla bills
    Stomach filled from another meal that my momma killed still
    I can't keep still
    I'd probably steal to keep a couple of Nike checks on the back of my heels
    Grab my back on and pills
    I need a stack of them bills
    They say we slaves to the money
    I guess we back in the field
    I'ma go pursue my happiness, they told me it was free
    But I'm still payin' for it, I'm indebted to this thing
    Heard a prophet say the profit, don't focus on makin' change
    Just focus on tryna be it and maybe you'll make a gain
    Maybe you'll free the slaves, maybe you'll bring a change
    The destinations are different but everyone's on the train

    [N'Dambi:]
    Freedom isn't free
    But I still, I still believe in my freedom
    So my mind can see
    Please let me be free, please let me
    Freedom

    [Lecrae:]
    I'm out here chasin' this freedom
    They out here choppin' my feet off
    And if they catch me I'm Toby, but I ain't 'bout to believe it
    King Kunta, king of coonin', or Kenan & Kel
    Rather rot in a jail cell than be up in hell, well
    Well done, is you cookin' or is you hearin' your Father say, "Well done"?
    Is He lookin' at all your honors?
    Modestly I'll be honest, I'm hangin' onto that promise
    Cause honestly I ain't really been everything that I oughta
    Oughta be on my Harriet, bury me next to Honest Abe
    Here's lies another man murdered for tryna free the slaves
    I gave Chief Keef my number in New York this summer
    I told him, "I could get you free", I'm on my Nat Turner
    Back burner, cookin' up a fat burger
    While we shuck and jive to a song about a crack murder
    Know we need a change but we threw it on the stage
    Got some money and a soul and neither one of us saved
    Slaves, get free

    [N'Dambi:]
    Freedom, it isn't free
    But I still believe, I still believe in our freedom
    So my mind can see
    Please let me be free, please let me be free
    Freedom

    Freedom, freedom, freedom

  18. Son Ayoo

    Can someone do an instrumental with hook version of this song? It would be greatly appreciated

  19. Michael Cobbs

    Incredible lyrics.

  20. Patterson Hilaire

    Can't play lecrea without his bars set your house on fire:-)!!

  21. Reach Records

    Never miss a beat! Subscribe to Lecrae's channel for the latest tracks! 💯
    http://bit.ly/LecraeVEVO

  22. young savage

    I don't know why this song does not have millions views

  23. Sherman B. Mason

    i cant lie, that beat nice

  24. Depressed Bean

    who listening in 2017?

  25. Chris Moore

    [Verse 1 - Lecrae]
    They out here prostitutin' kiddos
    Fill they pockets with dinero
    Pedophiles, pitiful
    Sell a child to centerfold
    Take they innocence, put in on the internet
    Purities tainted, dignities shaken
    Enslavin' the soul of all of these babies
    And freedom got a price nobody payin'
    Makin' money, American dream ain't it, nah!
    It's a nightmare, don't fight fair for white here
    Benjamin Franklins, killin' we hate for him
    Write a song justifyin' the lies we take for him, hold up
    They ain't with me, I'm willin' to wait for 'em
    Lil' me sat up on the porch, thinkin' dolla bills
    Stomach filled from another meal that my momma killed still
    I can't keep still
    I'd probably steal to keep a couple of Nike checks on the back of my heels
    Grandma back on them pills
    I need a stack of them bills
    They say we slaves to the money
    I guess we back in the field
    I'ma go pursue my happiness, they told me it was free
    But I'm still payin' for it, I'm indebted to this thing
    Heard a prophet say the profit, don't focus on makin' change
    Just focus on tryna be it and maybe you'll make a gain
    Maybe you'll free the slaves, maybe you'll bring a change
    The destinations are different but everyone's on the train

    [Hook 1: N'Dambi]
    Freedom isn't free
    But I still, I still believe in my freedom
    So my mind can see
    Please let me be free, please let me
    Freedom

    [Verse 2: Lecrae]
    I'm out here chasin' this freedom
    They out here choppin' my feet off
    And if they catch me I'm Toby, but I ain't 'bout to believe it
    King Kunta, king of coonin', or Kenan & Kel
    Rather rot in a jail cell than be up in hell, well
    Well done, is you cookin' or is you hearin' your Father say, "Well done"?
    Is He lookin' at all your honors?
    Modestly I'll be honest, I'm hangin' onto that promise
    Cause honestly I ain't really been everything that I oughta
    Oughta be on my Harriet, bury me next to Honest Abe
    Here's lies another man murdered for tryna free the slaves
    I gave Chief Keef my number in New York this summer
    I told him, "I could get you free", I'm on my Nat Turner
    Back burner, cookin' up a fat burger
    While we shuck and jive to a song about a crack murder
    Know we need a change but we threw it on the stage
    Got some money and a soul and neither one of us saved
    Slaves, get free

    [Hook 2: N'Dambi]
    Freedom, it isn't free
    But I still believe, I still believe in our freedom
    So my mind can see
    Please let me be free, please let me be free
    Freedom

    [Outro: N'Dambi]
    Freedom, freedom, freedom

    Donald D.

    @Chris Moore thanks so much man

    Donald D.

    Chris Moore again thank u

  26. Adrian Tinoco

    Executive produced by Kanye and Jay-Z???! uhhh?

  27. Jason Lebeck

    Freedom isn't free

  28. Angelique_7

    REPLAY REPLAY REPLAY

  29. itsyaboidevman fawk u mean

    Jesus saves john 3:16..come see His word..His word is truth and the truth shall set you free..God loves you 🕆💙🕆

  30. Angelique_7

    Beautiful

  31. Dai-Shon Donald

    JESUS IS REAL

  32. Kywan Webster

    Great Gospel rapper right there.

  33. christiansibelieve

    Lecrae: One thing. THIS IS THE JAM. Reminds me of anomaly album. Which i love. You need to make more music like Anomaly and Gravity. Those were the days of great Christian Hip Hop Rap. BRING IT BACK.
    THIS SONG IS IT !!!

  34. cobi ewing

    'Crae went in on this one

  35. trin Alexus

    This gets better every time

  36. Rojeim

    who else got here from lostnunbound likes playlist

  37. izzyiscool

    so many quotable bars

  38. Logan M

    Cooking up a fat burger is my favorite line

  39. eddier2k9

    ✊✊✊

  40. Volnost

    I may have no life but I can rap freedom

  41. trin Alexus

    this is a great Christian inspirational song

  42. trin Alexus

    love him

  43. Elliott Gore

    freedom it isn't free, but we are free from sin in Christ!!

  44. lisnel ballista

    This is why lecrae is my favorite

  45. Greg Nuttall

    Kendrick Lamar reference

    Ffh Ffhns

    I noticed it too. I think they're close friends

  46. Official DEFENDERofTROY YT

    Whoa.. Really Goin In, Especially The line About What He Was Told By A Prophet.. Be Blessed Cuz

  47. Thomas Holleman

    that beat drop...

  48. Krystal Shirley

    Never had heard of Lecrae until he was in Fort Benning GA with Daughtry glad I heard him he's telling his story about God in his style and I love it

  49. Conceito Critico RAP NACIONAL 01

    muito bom!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Christian D

    we need freedom

  51. garage bandit

    gives new perspective on what martin Luther king Jr was fighting for. when Malcolm x was inspiring violence king Jr was fighting for peace and encouraged people to protest in peace. gives perspective on the people who died in peace because they refused to harm the folks who killed them. it was awful what happened to those people but they were strong in God I'm sure but can't say I don't know what God knows. if I know one thing though it was that king Jr was fighting for unity peace and truth to say all people are equal God doesn't favor whites over blacks. I know this because Gods dealings have never mentioned color as being a reason for any decision He made or what He died for.

  52. Faustin Cody

    [Verse 1 - Lecrae]
    They out here prostitutin' kiddos
    Fill they pockets with dinero
    Pedophiles, pitiful
    Sell a child to centerfold
    Take they innocence, put in on the internet
    Purities tainted, dignities shaken
    Enslavin' the soul of all of these babies
    And freedom got a price nobody payin'
    Makin' money, American dream ain't it, nah!
    It's a nightmare, don't fight fair for white here
    Benjamin Franklins, killin' we hate for him
    Write a song justifyin' the lies we take for him, hold up
    They ain't with me, I'm willin' to wait for 'em
    Lil' me sat up on the porch, thinkin' dolla bills
    Stomach filled from another meal that my momma killed still
    I can't keep still
    I'd probably steal to keep a couple of Nike checks on the back of my heels
    Grandma back on them pills
    I need a stack of them bills
    They say we slaves to the money
    I guess we back in the field
    I'ma go pursue my happiness, they told me it was free
    But I'm still payin' for it, I'm indebted to this thing
    Heard a prophet say the profit, don't focus on makin' change
    Just focus on tryna be it and maybe you'll make a gain
    Maybe you'll free the slaves, maybe you'll bring a change
    The destinations are different but everyone's on the train

    [Hook 1: N'Dambi]
    Freedom isn't free
    But I still, I still believe in my freedom
    So my mind can see
    Please let me be free, please let me
    Freedom

    [Verse 2: Lecrae]
    I'm out here chasin' this freedom
    They out here choppin' my feet off
    And if they catch me I'm Toby, but I ain't 'bout to believe it
    King Kunta, king of coonin', or Kenan & Kel
    Rather rot in a jail cell than be up in hell, well
    Well done, is you cookin' or is you hearin' your Father say, "Well done"?
    Is He lookin' at all your honors?
    Modestly I'll be honest, I'm hangin' onto that promise
    Cause honestly I ain't really been everything that I oughta
    Oughta be on my Harriet, bury me next to Honest Abe
    Here's lies another man murdered for tryna free the slaves
    I gave Chief Keef my number in New York this summer
    I told him, "I could get you free", I'm on my Nat Turner
    Back burner, cookin' up a fat burger
    While we shuck and jive to a song about a crack murder
    Know we need a change but we threw it on the stage
    Got some money and a soul and neither one of us saved
    Slaves, get free

    [Hook 2: N'Dambi]
    Freedom, it isn't free
    But I still believe, I still believe in our freedom
    So my mind can see
    Please let me be free, please let me be free
    Freedom

  53. Fitzroi Carter

    freedom.

  54. Clayton Weingartner

    Who wants to see lecrae do a callab with NF!!!

    Ernie Vasquez

    Clay Weingartner I do.It will be straight 🔥.

  55. Tania Newman

    ant s. curry. REAL?

  56. CROSSBEATS MUSIC PRODUCTION

    WOW, Some real Talk from Crae

  57. 2chivano

    big fan coole song

  58. Jellal Shadow

    1:45-1:57 favorite verses

  59. Tajinder Chana

    Got that passion and energy of Hopsin. I digg it.

  60. Matthew Le Cocq

    another great album. I can't believe Kanye West and Jay Z produced this.

    Matthew Le Cocq

    Their names are on the label.

    jac0b_G

    +Matthew Le Cocq S1 is on the label WHO produced FOR kanye

    Matthew Le Cocq

    Ok. That makes since. And S1 produced for Jay Z too?

    jac0b_G

    +Matthew Le Cocq ye

    Matthew Le Cocq

    Good to hear. S1 is really good.

  61. Sam Bailey

    does he diss kendrick lamar in this song?

  62. Pump

    The beat almost made me pass out

  63. John W

    Excellent things are as nice, as they are rare... Thanks Lecrae!!!!

  64. Jorge Yepez

    favorite song on the album.

  65. Disciple Amos

    I love the concept esp the African vocals in it. indeed anomaly

  66. Mar Gru

    the chorus reminds me on Lucky Ones a lil bit

  67. Brian Glaze

    "Got some money and soul and neither one of them saved". love that line.

  68. Leobeats

    s1 is a beast

  69. BwoodKindKid

    still not over 1 million views??

  70. max lin

    Im liking these new songs

  71. treybartholomew1

    Stand strong brothers and sisters, the enemy getting nervous, Glory to the most high in Jesus mighty name.

  72. Jeremiah Hernandez

    awesome song from lectae the mixtape is dope and can't for his next album to come out with Tori kelly, and King los

    Layah Williams

    +Jeremiah Hernandez WHERE YOU HERE THIS AT (Im utterly in love with Tori Kelly)

    Jonathan Santos

    Fr same! Both King Los & Lecrae spit 🔥🔥🔥and Tori Kelly is a great singer.

    Jeremiah Hernandez

    Layah Williams rapzilla.com

  73. Zyrian

    What if a lecrae song featured Kendrick Lamar

    Ffh Ffhns

    🔥🔥🔥

  74. person person

    lecrae is back

  75. chance chri

    VOICE OF TRUTH

  76. love di choreo

    N'dambi on the hook is a nice touch, great message

  77. YungTakeOVA World

    amen love it

  78. KingOfKingz

    i love this song!

  79. Royale Blue

    lancaster bible college represent

  80. Micah Aguirre

    This song is so fire

  81. Rowan Beukinga

    dope song but why do you think dark people are being procecuted? forget the past bro

  82. Olivia Pruitt

    Please collab on a song with Tori Kelly that would seriously be awesome!

  83. Mark Sanchez

    lecrae is the best christian rapper out there

  84. the kevin

    Nat turner i'm cooking up a fat burger while we shuck and jive to a song about a crack murder man that is just wow you delivered again crae... so true

  85. Jeremiah Cobo

    the destinations are different but everyone's on the train"

  86. addis hika

    keep going

  87. Mario Showers

    I like it

  88. Hawiana Abeba

    i hope the rap game starts considering gospel rappers..

  89. chris feltes

    I've been waiting for a while for a new album by Lecrae! I think this is his best song on the new album.

  90. Will The thrill

    This is fire🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 if listened to lecrae for a few years and if people would not only care about sex, drugs, etc he would be the greatest ever. He is changing people everywhere

    josephxchosen

    I agree

  91. Brianna L

    I can't believe I finally get to see Lecrae in concert tomorrow! This album is beautiful

  92. Lucas felix Felix

    e, jesus,, a liberdade,, .. não so, para os nossos irmão, para todas, as criaturas, da terra,,, um son,, que une, varias, paradas, lacrae,, loucos,,

  93. Jeriel Ayala

    La canción y el cd completo esta super bueno pero, no estoy a favor de que Kanye West y Jay-z trabajen como productores.

    Jonathan Santos

    Ellos no producieron el album. S1 es el productor. El ha producido para Kanye West y Jay Z y otros artistas

    Jeriel Ayala

    +Jonathan Santos. Muchas gracias Jonathan por la aclaración.

  94. GrinchFace.

    They out here prostitutin' kiddos
    Fill they pockets with dinero
    Pedophiles, pitiful
    Sell a child to centerfold
    Take they innocence, put in on the internet
    Purities tainted, dignities shaken
    Enslavin' the soul of all of these babies
    And freedom got a price nobody payin'
    Makin' money, American dream ain't it, nah!
    It's a nightmare, don't fight fair for white here
    Benjamin Franklins, killin' we hate for him
    Write a song justifyin' the lies we take for him, hold up
    They ain't with me, I'm willin' to wait for 'em
    Lil' me sat up on the porch, thinkin' dolla bills
    Stomach filled from another meal that my momma killed still
    I can't keep still
    I'd probably steal to keep a couple of Nike checks on the back of my heels
    Grandma back on them pills
    I need a stack of them bills
    They say we slaves to the money
    I guess we back in the field
    I'ma go pursue my happiness, they told me it was free
    But I'm still payin' for it, I'm indebted to this thing
    Heard a prophet say the profit, don't focus on makin' change
    Just focus on tryna be it and maybe you'll make a gain
    Maybe you'll free the slaves, maybe you'll bring a change
    The destinations are different but everyone's on the train

    [Hook 1: N'Dambi]
    Freedom isn't free
    But I still, I still believe in my freedom
    So my mind can see
    Please let me be free, please let me
    Freedom

    [Verse 2: Lecrae]
    I'm out here chasin' this freedom
    They out here choppin' my feet off
    And if they catch me I'm Toby, but I ain't 'bout to believe it
    King Kunta, king of coonin', or Kenan & Kel
    Rather rot in a jail cell than be up in hell, well
    Well done, is you cookin' or is you hearin' your Father say, "Well done"?
    Is He lookin' at all your honors?
    Modestly I'll be honest, I'm hangin' onto that promise
    Cause honestly I ain't really been everything that I oughta
    Oughta be on my Harriet, bury me next to Honest Abe
    Here's lies another man murdered for tryna free the slaves
    I gave Chief Keef my number in New York this summer
    I told him, "I could get you free", I'm on my Nat Turner
    Back burner, cookin' up a fat burger
    While we shuck and jive to a song about a crack murder
    Know we need a change but we threw it on the stage
    Got some money and a soul and neither one of us saved
    Slaves, get free

    [Hook 2: N'Dambi]
    Freedom, it isn't free
    But I still believe, I still believe in our freedom
    So my mind can see
    Please let me be free, please let me be free
    Freedom

    [Outro: N'Dambi]
    Freedom, freedom, freedom

  95. Brooklyn Downs

    GOING IN