Dirt Road Experience
' BIOGRAPHY & PHILOSOPHY "I was created to rap. I was called to rap. I was ordained to rap. GOD said rap." St. John "GOD said rap!" That's the foundational statement supporting and housing St. John's mandate and calling. MESSAGE Christian Rap (also called Gospel Rap or Holy Hip Hop), a popular music genre attracting a rising number of listeners across the country, is St. John's way of fulfilling his purpose in life - directing young listeners to God. He performs at youth conferences, churches, music festivals, and other venues across the nation and abroad. He has shared the stage with artists such as Da Truth, KJ52, Canton Jones, Trinitee 5:7, Gospel Gangstas, Kurt Carr, Pettidee, Cross Movement, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Dorothy Norwood, Sean Simmonds, Lisa McClendon, and Platinum Souls, to name a few. MUSIC RELEASES His new project, "Dirt Road Experience is produced by Kelvin Wooten (CEO of Woodaworkx Production Co.). Wooten has worked with several Grammy Award-winning and Grammy nominated artists such as Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton, Kelly Price, and Toni Braxton. BACKGROUND St. John (John H. Hampton, Jr.), was born in Fayetteville, TN and later moved to Emelle, AL. He was exposed to various types of music during his early childhood, but his greatest interest was in rap. His passion in this art form led him to begin writing original songs at the age of 12. Eventually he fully committed his life to Jesus Christ from which he drew inspiration to write "Christian rap" songs. Combining his love of the Lord and his musical talent allows St. John to reach more people while providing a real sense of purpose for his life. St. John currently resides in Huntsville, AL and is married to Vananda L. Hampton. His three sons are Cameron, Zacchaeus and Johnathan. St. John currently attends Victory World Outreach Ministries where he serves as an ordained Elder. He has served over six years in the State of Alabama Educational System.