Bio and Mission
What is HeirBornMusic?
Before I go into my company, let me tell you a little about myself.
I was born and raised in Baltimore, M.D to a Bible-believing home. I was basically raised in the church and continued to serve through my teenage years; playing drums, teaching Sunday school, singing on the choir, and ushering. However, there was little in my life outside the church that characterized a true Christian. I watched porn, and engaged in other acts of sin and immorality as I got older, all while holding on to a profession of faith I made when I was 9 years old through the “Sinner’s Prayer”. My nominal faith continued through 2007 when I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Though I claimed I was a Christian, I was not under His Lordship. Though I was baptized in water, I was not born again. And though I served in the church, if Christ came back then, I would have been one of those saying “Lord, Lord” only to be cast out of the presence of The Lord into eternal judgement (Matt. 7:21-23). I figured that I was no worse than some of the others I went to church with, and that I was much better than other people I knew. However, my guilt over my sin would haunt me, which led me down the altar call Sunday after Sunday; guilty, yet still unrepentant.
When I finally heard the true gospel message preached in 2008, God turned the lights on in my heart and I began to see my desperate need for a Savior, and began to feel a desperate need to be rid of the sin I wallowed in. It was then that I understood that Jesus bore the wrath of God for me, and in doing so, God saved me from Himself by slaughtering His perfect, Holy Son on the behalf of me, a sinner only worthy of judgement. His love drew me to recognize my need for His mercy and forgiveness, which He freely gave through receiving Jesus as my Lord and Master. God changed my heart from loving the sin that He hates to hating the sin that I once loved. He gave me a hunger and thirst for righteousness, holiness, and glorifying Him.
As a result, my life and ambitions took a drastic direction change. I’ve been rapping and performing since I was 15, making beats since 2002, and acting on television and stage plays regularly. When I read the verse “Whatever you do…do all to the glory of God.” (1 Cor. 10:13), I had a strong desire to use my talents to promote the truth instead of the world’s lies. I loved Christian hip-hop and desired to hear more Christ-centered rappers over more hot beats. I soon decided I would contribute to the Christian rap community by offering my own beats at affordable prices for Christian artists who represent Christ in “rhyme, word, and deed.” I figured if the world can have quality production for putting out foolishness and ungodliness, then I would support the music that exalts Christ as Lord, and propagates the gospel of salvation through Him. Thus, HeirBornMusic.net was launched in 2011 to serve to that endeavor.
HeirBornMusic stands for the celebration of the Father/Son relationship we have because of Christ’s atoning sacrifice on behalf of those who repent and believe. Born again by the power of regeneration by the Holy Spirit, we now have an inheritance along with Christ in heaven which we will receive when The Lord returns for us. (Rom. 8:17) This glorious inheritance before us causes us to renounce the world’s temporal pleasures (1 John 2:16) to gain an incorruptible, undefiled treasure with Christ in eternity (1 Pet 1:3-5, Col. 3:1-4). This is communicated through hip-hop music; the gospel, the truth of God’s infallible authoritative word, and the pursuit of sanctification, “without which, no one will see The Lord” (Heb. 12:14)
The aim of HeirBornMusic.net is to serve and encourage a community of Christian artists who not only speak about the Christian life, but are resolved to live a life in the Spirit whether behind the mic or not. The artists HeirBornMusic.net seeks to serve are those who talk, rap, or sing what they live: holding fast to the authority of the word of God, holiness, self-sacrifice, and serve as examples “in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”(1 Tim 4:12) This is important to me as an ex-nominal Christian who thought I was going to heaven when I wasn’t. But in the words of 1st John, “If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth”(1 John 1:6 NASB) However, “the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.” (1 John 2:6 NASB). In short, the HeirBornMusic.net community is a people who display their faith to the world by loving The Lord Jesus Christ in obedience, loving their wives, husbands and families, serving the church; the worldwide Body of Christ, and sharing the life-saving message of the gospel to the world. If you notice, very little has been said about the music. This is because as artists, the outpouring of our hearts in our music ought to reflect our lifestyle. These qualities will naturally be communicated through the music, influencing the world we live in for the glory of God.
“Resolved, that I will live so, as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.” – Jonathan Edwards. (Resolution #17)
Eli Jackson (E the Kerusso)