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Sir the Baptist
The Hip Hop Chaplain
 
 
FROM HOMELESSNESS TO A HOUSEHOLD NAME
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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 RecordsBET award nominated and co-signed by ForbesJay ZBillboardCNNStevie WonderLate Night with Seth MeyersPeople MagazineBBC Radio 1NPRThe GrammysSway 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 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. Not enough time to focus on his music forced Sir to quit Leo Burnett and sleep out of his car while driving for Lyft. It was in his Lyft car in Chicago that Sir wrote and recorded his first hit single "Saint or Sinner” in May 2017. 

The congregation takes on an emotional rollercoaster as Sir weaves his way through tales of honesty, love, joy, pain, truth and enlightenment; listeners are left with ideas of hope and the possibility of change. Sir isn’t just a recording artist, he’s also the author of The Travelogue of a Visionary and is frequently called upon for his opinion on current events by major national and international news outlets. In his tireless advocacy for humanity, his urban church and charitable organization (Tymple and DeedPin respectively) have brought awareness, funding and care to countless foundations and over 100,000 music festival goers in the summer of 2016 alone at festivals such as Lollapolooza, Made in America and more. Sir was also honored by the Mayor of Chicago for his contribution to HIV/AIDS awareness. After over 5 million streams, 2 major films and 1 album, Sir the Baptist is well aware that there’s so much more work to be done.

 
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“MOST RAPPERS TALK ABOUT MONEY; I TALK ABOUT CURRENCY. THEY TALK ABOUT JUSTICE; I TALK ABOUT REVOLUTION. THESE RAPPERS AREN’T ACTIVIST, THEY’RE ACTING... AND THIS ISN'T BEEF... THIS IS ACCOUNTABILITY.”

 
 

 

World Tour

 

Jay Z & Beyonce
Helps a "Church In The Wild"

At Barclay’s Center arena in Brooklyn, in front of 20,000+ and over 3 million people watching online,
Jay Z, Beyonce and the Tidal team set the stage for a Hip Hop Chaplain to shift the culture.

 

 
 
 
 

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Plato

 
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Book Club

Unveiling the Values of Vision

What does it mean to be a visionary? How do I shape my philosophy in vision?
What does the value of vision look like? This book wears these answers on its sleeve.

  • Epistemology
  • Business
  • The Betterment of Global Issues

During a sabbatical from conceptual systems in pursuit of truth and wisdom, the secluded Baptist challenged himself to find the value of vision. This book is merely documented organically as Sir’s open letter to the global community of visionaries. After a year reconstructing and establishing the values of vision, he persuasively argues the notion that transcendent truth is the credibility gap between the vanguard visionary and the emerging, digital, twenty-first-century visionary. This book has his practical and profound radically new approach to universal vision concerning epistemology, business ethics, and global issues.

Coming Soon!

 

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Plato

 
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BECOME AN URBAN MONK

What is a Monk?
An Urban Monk is a culturally enlightened person; an almost inhuman, self educated, social fighter of worldly problems without weapons or armor. The Urban Monk masters positive thinking, and controls the level at which he or she vibrates. An Urban Monk’s thirst for unity lays the foundation for the mission and the lifestyle. Urban Monks have a specific mission and that mission aligns with his or her passions. It is nourished by kindness; it also does not go without support.

 

FOLLOW THE MISSION

MANAGEMENT

Jay Cohen
The Tympa Agency
mgmt@sirthebaptist.com

BOOKING

Marty Diamond & 
Paradigm Talent Agency
mdiamond@paradigmagency.com

Executive Assistant

Carina Bukowski
The Tympa Agency
operations@sirthebaptist.com