Christian Nerdcore Erik Stephen (Shaped by FAITH)
My guest Erik Stephen, is based out of Phoenix, AZ. Erik has been traveling full-time around the United States and Canada with his wife and son for the past 5 years sharing his unique style of hip hop which blends his faith with his love for geek culture (comic books, superheroes, Star Wars, pro-wrestling, Disney) which he has labeled Christian Nerdcore.
To say that Erik Stephen understands what it's like to be on the fringe, is an understatement. Erik had lived in five different states by the time he was in high school, with his first year in high school being semi-homeless. This made it difficult for him to make and keep friends, so he often found comfort in geek culture.
After high school, Erik battled depression and suicidal tendencies, and this led to him giving his life to Jesus. Now he uses his gifts to encourage and bring hope to those that don't quite fit in.
Erik has worked with Christian artists such as Manafest, K-Drama, and Json. He has also worked with Nerdcore artists Mega Ran, MC Lars, LEX the Lexicon Artist and Mark Cooper. As well as long time collaborators HighTyde and Al Capwn.
Erik's style of hip hop blends his Faith and love for geek culture!
You can find out more about Erik on social media.