Many fans know “God Over Money” as the tagline for the hip hop movement sparked by Bizzle, the MC who created a massive online buzz with his Jay-Z’s got some “Explaining to Do” track/video and his The Messenger series of free mixtapes. Today, it’s also the name of the label he intends to use to launch other likeminded rappers. First up: Cleveland, Ohio’s Bumps INF.
Bumps INF’s fierce lyrics have recently been heard on his Who Is Mark James? EP (download here) and on Messenger mixtape songs like “Never Let You Go,” “I’m Gon Shine, “Southernprayeristic,” and “CHRIST Reigns.”
“When I first started rapping about my faith and got labeled a ‘Christian rapper’ I wasn’t really sure how much talent was on this side of the cross,” Bizzle said. “But when I heard MCs like Bumps I was impressed and knew we should link up.”
Aside from its authenticity, the fact that Bizzle’s music is also gaining the attention of Grammy-winning producers like Boi-1da (Eminem, Drake, etc) and respected rappers likeMalice (from The Clipse) makes joining the God Over Money team exciting for Bumps INF.
“God is definitely using Bizzle to make some waves in the mainstream rap market,” Bumps INF said. “Our prayer is that He can continue to see us as vessels available at His disposal to continue to give him glory through hip hop.”
Bumps INF’s first official GOM project will be a mixtape titled “Who Is Mark James 2.0” to be released on April 19th, 2011.