Indwelling Sin

Songfacts®:

  • This Rebel track finds Christian rapper Lecrae rhyming about the battle between his flesh and his spirit in the form of a conversation with his sinful nature. When we spoke with Lecrae, he explained the song originated from a time he faced temptation when he was on his own in a hotel room. He said: "There was a time when I was in Texas, at a show by myself. I usually travel with people, but for whatever reason, I ended up being out there by myself. I was in my hotel room, and there was so much temptation and so many things around me, it was like I had to fight and wrestle through them. So I thought to just to write about what I was experiencing and write about that wrestle. And just to reflect on the truth that would help with things in the midst of that wrestle. That's really how that song came about, just me talking about the truth of God." (Here's the full Lecrae interview.)
  • Rebel was the first ever hip-hop album to make the #1 position in Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart. The set was also Lecrae's first record to reach the Billboard 200, peaking at #60.

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