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Bestselling Author & Poet Made Grand Announcement with Lecrae at Sold Out Podcast Tour in NYC Earlier This Evening

Jackie Hill Perry Returns To Music, Signs With Hip Hop Label Reach Records, & Drops New Track, 'First Draft'

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June 14, 2024

Atlanta, GA - JUNE 14, 2024 - Bestselling author and poet Jackie Hill Perry is making a triumphant return to music, announcing her new partnership with hip hop label Reach Records, founded by Grammy award-winning rapper Lecrae. Her debut single under the label, "First Draft," is available across all digital platforms now.

The prolific writer made the grand announcement last night at her sold out podcast tour “With the Perrys” in New York City with the help of Lecrae who made a special guest appearance. 

“To get back into music feels like a privilege and joy that I never knew I would be able to experience again at least at this level,” explains the poet. “I think to be able to partner with Reach [Records] and collaborating and creating new music means there is a level of excellence, creativity and beauty that will come from this partnership. As far as the song, it is what the title says it is, it is a 'first draft' so it's not necessarily perfected, but it is a preview of the fact that I am tightening up my pen and figuring out what it means to rap, how I rap and the way I rap. It's a first draft. “

"First Draft" marks a new chapter in her illustrious career. Written by Jackie herself, and produced by Juberlee and Alexandria Dollar, the track demonstrates the artist’s unique blend of vulnerability, transparency and strength.

Watch the official music video for "First Draft" here:

Jackie is a captivating voice in Christian culture, and shares her profound journey through poignant lyricism and unwavering authenticity. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Jackie navigated a tumultuous path of self-discovery, ultimately finding her voice through poetry and hip-hop. These mediums allowed her to delve deeply into her faith, struggles, and victories, resonating with audiences worldwide.

Jackie’s return to music is a momentous occasion, promising to enrich the Christian hip-hop landscape with her distinctive voice and powerful message. With her unparalleled ability to blend artistry with authenticity, Jackie invites listeners on a journey of faith, hope, and profound transformation.

As a speaker, author, and musical talent, her artistry transcends entertainment. Jackie’s words carry a purpose, intertwining the complexities of life, faith, and culture. Drawing from personal experiences of redemption, she delivers a powerful message of hope and healing to a world in need.

For more information on Jackie Hill Perry and her new music venture please visit and

About Reach Records:

Reach Records is an Atlanta based independent hip-hop label founded in 2004 by Lecrae and Ben Washer. Long before acclaim, awards, plaques, chart positioning, and radio play, the two started the label because they both love hip-hop and Jesus. Reach Records was launched with no strategy, no funds, no big players, but they made big moves! Today Reach Records is a trailblazing label with a roster of nearly 10 artists and a staff of 20 who are unashamed about sharing their faith and passionate about hip-hop. Reach Records is committed to building a movement that combines faith with music and popular culture. 

Jackie Hill Perry Returns To Music, Signs With Hip Hop Label Reach Records, & Drops New Track, 'First Draft'

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