Sir the Baptist, hip hop’s holistic lyricist, is proving himself to be a chaplain in the modern rap culture.
He’s an internationally known artist signed to Atlantic Records, BET award nominated and co-signed by Forbes, Jay Z, Billboard, CNN, Stevie Wonder, Late Night with Seth Meyers, People Magazine, BBC Radio 1, NPR, The Grammys, Sway and many others for his trailblazing cause of “Healing Hip Hop.” As a second generation cultural minister, growing up in historically rich Bronzeville neighborhood in Chicago, Sir uses the power of hip hop’s influence to tell compelling stories about real people to strip away the shame and embarrassment that too often keep people from seeking help. Sir began to take music seriously once he joined Leo Burnett, the largest advertising agency in the world, scoring music and running digital marketing campaigns. While this got his foot in the door, it was taking up too much of his time to commit to his artistry. This forced Sir to quit working at Leo Burnett, to sleep out of his car and driving for Lyft. It was in his Lyft car in Chicago that Sir wrote and recorded his first hit single "Raise Hell", which led him to land a record deal with Atlantic Records and over 4 million streams to-date. Sir delivered his first full form statement, with his debut album release via Atlantic Records, Saint or Sinner. Sir isn’t just a recording artist, but he’s also an author and philanthropist, bringing awareness, funding and care to many foundations and issues.