Growing up in the small town of Middlesex North Carolina the artist formerly known as Sam P, now Sam Purpose, first came in touch with hip hop music through his childhood friend initially getting his influences from Notorious B.I.G, Nas, Big L, EPMD, Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep. After dedicating his life to Christ in 2007 and committing to following Jesus, 8 years later he was inspired to write rap music again with a different focus, giving honor to Christ. This time instead of making it a hobby, he decided to take it seriously now getting his influences from Andy Mineo, Lecrae, Trip Lee, and Bizzle. After talking with his wife and friend in 2015 Sam was encouraged to start his own music production business and independent label Renew Your Mind Music, formerly known as Renew Your Mind Records. His purpose is to use hip hop music to encourage and inspire others through the gospel of Jesus Christ as well as a tool for evangelism to build meaningful relationships with other people young and old. In the same year he started the label, Sam created his debut album "Renewed" right in his home. After much studying and reading on mixing, mastering and making beats he co-produced and created the cover art to his 2nd album "Be Still" which was the start of his 1st hit single 'Giantkiller" that was featured on the Trackstarz Line 4 Line podcast and YouTube channel. Sam has also been featured in MusicLov3rz Magazine, Shine Your Light Radio with Nancy Mattox, Rep Your City Praise Radio, and was nominated for male Gospel Hip Hop artist of the Year in 2018. As an independent artist on his own label, father, and husband Sam's main focus is to please God and be the best representation of him to his wife, kids, family, friends, and enemies.
“Sam P's music continues to inspire and remind us to keep our eyes on the King of Kings. Great work always from him and his team at Renew Your Mind Records!”
Kellie Leigh, Musiclov3rz Magazine
“If you want consistent Christ centered, head nodding, good music, then Sam P.’s ‘Plugin 2 Jesus Vol. 1’ may just be the project you need. ”