Sir the Baptist & Donald Lawrence to Play The Academy
The Academy Green Room hosts Sir the Baptist, Hip Hop’s Chaplain and Donald Lawrence, gospel music songwriter, record producer and artist on Sunday, December 16th.
SIR THE BAPTIST
Sir the Baptist, Hip Hop’s Chaplain, is an internationally known recording artist signed to Atlantic Records, BET Award nominated and co-signed by Forbes, CNN, BBC Radio, NPR, The Grammys, Sway, Billboard ("Heaven" reaching Top 20 on the Billboard Charts) and more. It’s Sir’s electric live performances, clever wordplay & trailblazing cause of “Healing Hip Hop” that sparks the interest of many at first, but that is only a few of the key elements that make Sir a force to be reckoned with. Jay Z and Stevie Wonder are just two of the Urban Monks who have co-signed Sir in this cause.
Sir uses the power of hip hop’s influence to tell compelling stories about real people to strip away the shame and embarrassment created by institutional stigmas that negatively effect so many communities, including Women, LGBTQ and religious people around the world.
It was in his Lyft car in Chicago that Sir wrote and recorded his first hit single "Raise Hell", which hit #1 on Spotify's Viral 50 and has over 6 million streams to-date. Sir the Baptist delivered his first full form statement in his debut album, Saint or Sinner.
Those seven words eloquently capture the multifaceted essence of Donald Lawrence. Songwriter. Producer. Composer. Music/choir director. Recording artist. The guiding force behind such No. 1 hits as “Encourage Yourself,” “Back II Eden” and “The Blessing of Abraham.” Equally at home in both the inspirational and contemporary arenas, the multiple Grammy and Stellar Award winner has collaborated with a diverse roster, including such marquee names as Karen Clark Sheard, Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, En Vogue and Mary J. Blige.
After scoring his second No. 1 gospel album with 2011’s YRM (Your Righteous Mind), Lawrence is preparing to commemorate his anniversary milestone with the first of two albums featuring live re-recordings of select songs from his vast catalog complemented by several new tracks.
Doors open 7.30pm - Tickets €17.50 Inc. booking fee on sale now from Ticketmaster.