Relevant Magazine featured Lecrae on the cover of its January/February 2016 issue in a story headlined “The Lecrae You Don’t Know,” making him the first Christian rapper to be featured on the cover of Relevant ever.

“He’s a Christian icon and one of the biggest names in hip-hop,” the subheading of the article reads, “But you already know that. What you don’t know is the jaw-dropping story of the man behind it all.”

This is the second time in the past two months that a major magazine has honored Lecrae.

In December, Ebony Magazine named him on its Power 100 list of inspiring African-Americans. Other hip-hop artists on the list included Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Drake and Lupe Fiasco.

The Relevant cover comes as Lecrae prepares for his 32-date Higher Learning Tour, the full schedule of which can be viewed on