I'm Turnt

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"I'm Turnt"
Single by Lecrae
from the album Church Clothes, Vol. 2
ReleasedOctober 18, 2013 (2013-10-18)
GenreChristian hip hop
LabelReach
Songwriter(s)K.E. on the Track, Lecrae
Producer(s)K.E. on the Track
Lecrae singles chronology
"Round of Applause"
(2013)
"I'm Turnt"
(2013)
"Nuthin'"
(2014)

"I'm Turnt" is a song performed by Christian hip hop artist Lecrae for his second mixtape Church Clothes 2 (2013). It was released on October 18, 2013, by Reach Records as the second single from the record. An accompanying music video was released on December 17, 2013.

Lyrics and style[edit]

The song contains a "smooth, snappy, contagious backdrop". Lyrically, Lecrae speaks about "the ways of the club, staying true to himself while having some fun."[1]

Reception[edit]

Jake Rohn from BET wrote: "Lecrae nods again to Lamar (and the shifting consciousness of the mainstream) on the K.E. on the Track-produced, 'I'm Turnt,' satirically flipping a club-friendly sound to create an anti-Molly anthem."[2] In its review of the whole mixtape, HipHopDX wrote: "At worst, songs like 'I’m Turnt' come off just as stylistically unimaginative as anything on the radio or BET. But they’ll earn points for offering substance—even if it occasionally appears in the form of clichés, such as talk of 'being high on the spirit, bro.' "[3] In October 2013, Lecrae performed the song BET's 106 & Park.[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Christian Digital Songs[5] 6
US Christian Streaming Songs[6] 13
US Hot Christian Songs[7] 19

Music video[edit]

Filming of the music video took place in November 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.[8] The video, directed by Steven C Pitts and edited by Kyle Dettman, was released on December 17, 2013. It depicts Lecrae "attending a house party, only it’s turnt up by his faith in the Lord."[9] Jesse James of StupidDope described the video as "a fitting set of visuals".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Jesse (October 23, 2013). "Lecrae – I'm Turnt | New Music". StupidDope. Complex Media. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  2. ^ Rohn, Jake (November 18, 2013). "Mixtape Review: Lecrae, Church Clothes 2". BET. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  3. ^ Burgess, Omar (November 14, 2013). "Church Clothes 2 (Mixtape Review)". HipHopDX. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  4. ^ "Lecrae performs I'm Turnt and Interviewed about Church Clothes 2 on BET's 106 & Park". Rapzilla. Philip Rood and Chad Horton. October 21, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  5. ^ "Lecrae - Chart history - Christian Digital Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  6. ^ "Lecrae - Chart history - Christian Streaming Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  7. ^ "Lecrae - Chart history - Hot Christian Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  8. ^ Martinez, Paul (November 4, 2013). "Lecrae Filming Music Video For "I'm Turnt"". Jam The Hype. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  9. ^ Fitzgerald, Trent (December 18, 2013). "Lecrae Is the Life of the Party in 'I'm Turnt' Video". Theboombox.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  10. ^ James, Jesse (December 18, 2013). "Lecrae – I'm Turnt | Music Video". StupidDope. Complex Media. Retrieved July 24, 2014.