The 116 Clique (pronounced one-one-six click) is an American SouthernChristian hip hop collective from Dallas, Texas signed to Reach Records. It consists primarily of Reach Records artists, but contains artists from other labels. The 116 Clique is named after the Bible verse Romans 1:16: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile." For them it means acknowledging the power of the Gospel and the divine calling to proclaim it in every area of their life. "We can lay our lives down to serve and glorify God in everything we do."
Man Up, was expected to be released July 23, 2011. However, the official release date was pushed back to September 27, 2011. A corresponding film, directed by Sho Baraka, was made to show the importance of a godly man. The Man Up Movie & Concert Series tour took place in selected cities where fans could see a screening of Man Up followed by a concert with songs from the soundtrack.
Debuting with The Compilation Album in 2005, DJ Primo remixed the original recordings the following year with The Compilation Album: Chopped and Screwed. The remix album was released in 2006 and included four bonus tracks. In 2007 they released 13 Letters, the album name representing the 13 letters Paul wrote to first-century Christians. In 2011 they released the Man Up compilation album. They released a single, "Come Alive", based on their 2012 Unashamed Tour. in 2013, the clique released "Now They Know", based on the Unashamed Tour V.
In 2008, Trip Lee, Sho Baraka and Tedashii went on the Unashamed Tour. In 2010, Lecrae, Tedashii, Trip Lee, Sho Baraka, PRo and DJ Official went on the Unashamed Tour 2010. Lecrae was on the 2011 Mission Cruise (Cruise with a Cause) on May 30 – June 4, 2011.