Calvin Martyr (Killeen, TX) is an innovative and transcendent Hip-Hop Artist who has been recording and playing shows since 2008. As a husband, father, youth leader, activist, and spiritual voice in his community, he has solidified himself as one of the premier lyricists in Central Texas. Martyr's rap opus brings the light of the Most High to dedicated fans of the genre, mixing Hip-Hop, rap, EDM, and Reggae styles while simultaneously covering a variety of topics centered around faith, spirituality, & love.
With a heavy conviction regarding the cultural woes of our society, coupled with a heart for the broken and oppressed among us, Calvin Martyr is a prophetic voice of this generation. His music is marked by passion, transparency, authenticity, and an uncompromising commitment to being an advocate for truth as he speaks on all things through a Bibliocentric worldview. He has been a mainstay at SXSW since 2014. To date, he has shared the stage with some notable names in the industry, including Derek Minor, Dee-1, Da' T.R.U.T.H, Canon, and many more. In 2017 he was seen opening for Lecrae at the Superbowl LIVE event in Houston, TX.
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