Humble Tip

Humble Tip

When:
September 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where:
Gibbs Auditorium, SMC Campus
1000 Powell Mill Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301
USA
Contact:
Lori Merck
864-587-4266
Humble Tip @ Gibbs Auditorium, SMC Campus | Spartanburg | South Carolina | United States

Jason Lewis, aka Humble Tip, was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Capitol Heights, MD. Hip-hop music and culture were daily influences in this inner-city setting, but until college, Lewis never had any plans to enter the music industry.

“I never wanted to do this whole rap thing,” he said. “I wanted to go to school and become a sports agent. I never, ever saw myself rapping.”

Unlike many of his peers, he was fortunate enough to grow up with both parents in his household. They taught their three children the importance of family, church and faith, factors which heavily influenced Lewis to attend Liberty University after high school.

While earning his degree in Health Promotions, he began writing basic lyrics after a DJ from Liberty’s campus radio station 90.9 FM inspired him to try.

Although he admits his first rhymes were horrible, he continued to develop his talents as a lyricist and eventually started rapping at on-campus events after his father all but forced him to take the stage for the first time. As others recognized his up-and-coming talent, he began creating CDs and music videos to share his passion.

“Especially in the hip-hop industry, everything is so materialistic. Everything is based off of financial wealth, pride, respect, sexuality,” he said. “When you come up with something so anti-culture, sometimes it’s received well. A lot of the times it’s not.”

Armed with in depth knowledge of Gods word, academic success, and a deep connection with and passion for this youthful generation, Humble Tip is determined and focused on making an impact on the culture.

Jason has an Undergraduate degree in Health Promotions and a Masters Degree in Health and Wellness from Liberty University, and currently resides in Lynchburg, VA with his wife Essence.