LISTEN: Still Sleeping On Sir The Baptist? This Sneak Peak Of His Debut Album Will Definitely Wake You Up 

The 2017 ESSENCE Festival performer is ready to blow the music industry wide open with his new release, Saint or Sinner.

Rachaell Davis May, 05, 2017

Today’s music scene is filled with talented young people who are using their music to continue pushing the envelope past society’s norms and 2017 ESSENCE Festival performer Sir The Baptist is one in that number.

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The multi-talented Chicago entertainer is currently gearing up for the release of his debut album, Saint or Sinner, later on this month and he recently give fans a taste of what’s to come via social media. Taking to his Twitter page with a medley of songs from the album in a 45-second mashup that includes Brandy, Donald Lawrence, Killer Mike and more, Sir The Baptist is giving music-lovers much to anticipate. Take a listen to the sneak-peak below.

Saint or Sinner drops on May 12.

Be sure to grab your tickets to see Sir The Baptist light up the stage, alongside more of the biggest names in music, at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July.

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Hey guys, it's Rachel with Essence and we're here on the red carpet for the TIDAL charity concert, TIDAL X:10/15. And we're gonna chat with some of the amazing artists who are gonna be hitting the stage tonight. Tune in. [MUSIC] What do you think is the most important thing for voters, specifically black voters, African-American voters, people of color, to keep in mind as they head to the polls? [BLANK_AUDIO] Don't vote Trump. [LAUGH] That's one, right? And then the rest is just think about the progression of our culture. You know what I'm saying? Because there's more people that you're voting for than just a president. So think about the progression of our culture and it starts in a community. You know, you take a country but it's just communities in a bundle. So, Know who you're putting in your community. And empower your community. Know you're next door neighbor, know what they're about. So it's going to take a lot of us focusing on the most important things.