S.O.C.O.M.
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S.O.C.O.M.

Tampa, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Tampa, Florida, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Hip Hop Hip Hop

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Oct
01
S.O.C.O.M. @ The Center For Manifestation

Tampa, Florida, United States

Tampa, Florida, United States

Aug
06
S.O.C.O.M. @ Creation Festival

Kennewick, Washington, United States

Kennewick, Washington, United States

Aug
05
S.O.C.O.M. @ Creation Festival

Kennewick, Washington, United States

Kennewick, Washington, United States

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"Special Forces-S.O.C.O.M."

For Jason Mitchell, it's all about service and a mission, but perhaps not in the way you'd think.

Sure, the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Chief Warrant Officer 3, now in his second year serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has served his country proudly for 17 years. Yet Mitchell is a man who has another mission of service, and his message of hope is resonating with people throughout the world.

An accomplished and acclaimed Christian rapper and recording artist, Mitchell is a soldier on a mission in more ways than one. Soldier of Christ On A Mission (S.O.C.O.M), Mitchell's alter ego, brings his faith to his music - and people are listening. The Christian rap and hip-hop movement, which launched in the mid 1980s and continues to build momentum and popularity, is the place S.O.C.O.M. feels right at home.

The rapper has received a number of recent accolades for his work in the genre.

He garnered well more than 800,000 votes to be named Christian Hip-Hop Artist of the Year through the Prayze Factor Awards based out of Atlanta; this prestigious honor gives the artist a chance to be named the Grand Finale Champion of every category.

Fresh off a European tour, he recently released a CD, About Face. And his song "No Place I'd Rather Be" has soared to number one on the Christian hip-hop radio station "Jam The Hype with Chris Chicago."

And while the artist loves his life today, things from the past could have taken him down a completely different path. Bad influences, misguided goals and a near-death experience in his formative years influenced both the man and the music.

"I started my music when I was in 5th grade," S.O.C.O.M. said. "As I got older, I started doing it more professionally, but for the wrong reasons and with the wrong groups of people and influences. ... As I got older, and unfortunately went through trials in life, almost dying the day my twin daughters were born, that is when I knew there was more out there for me."

This is when faith entered S.O.C.O.M's life in a big way.

"My faith is huge to me, more than I can explain. I didn't grow up going to church and thought it was just for people with suits," he said. "As I got into church more and saw that it was ‘come as you are,' met some genuine people that really cared and took the time to disciple me, that is when I gave my life to Christ and eventually started walking in my calling and purpose that God had for me, which was through my music because music is where I came from. Now I'm able to reach the same type of people but in a more positive way."

Positive energy and hope is the anchor of the artist's message to his now worldwide audiences.

"There are still so many people that have not heard of Christian rap or think it's corny, but times have changed," he said. "I have a saying that says, ‘what you put in will eventually come out.' If you are filling yourself with a lot of music that curses, degrades women, glorifies self and riches, etcetera, all of these things will also eventually come out of you, and that's not a good thing."

"My music's message overall is that there is hope for a dying and struggling world and that hope is only found in Jesus Christ himself," S.O.C.O.M continued. "Once again, it's not about religiousness per se, but more so a relationship and building genuine relationships with people. There is so much negativity in the world today and music that is just polluting our youth and young adults. My music is a message of testimonies, real life situations and how to overcome things we are dealing with on a daily basis."

To hear the music, see videos, get tour dates, or book the artist, visit the S.O.C.O.M. website at www.socommovement.com. The rapper's music is also available on iTunes. - Kim Thompson-Northwest Military Ranger Newspaper


"HOTTEST ARTIST IN THE INDUSTRY"

S.O.C.O.M. has the sound and is one of the hottest artist in the Gospel Industry. He brings that well rounded music without compromising the Word of God. He get's 5 stars from me no doubt! - DJ LACE #1 GOSPEL DJ


"More Than Music"

I love S.O.C.O.M.'s music but even more than that his ministry and message changed so many people's hearts in my church! He is humble and an amazing person! He even stayed around and talked to us and fellowshipped after the concert!
- Kristina


"HOT CD!"

THIS IS A HOTT CD !!! LOOK OUT 2 CHAINS , JAY-Z, AND TO ALL THA MAINSTREAM RAPPERS IN THA INDUSTRY PUTTING ON THOSE FRONTS

- BRYAN


"SOCOM's Helped Change My Husband"

My husband hated Gospel Rap until he came across S.O.C.O.M's music at a concert. He now erased all of his secular music and loaded S.O.C.O.M. and other Christian artist's music on there now!
- Mrs. Free


"S.O.C.O.M.'s Music Is Annointed"

I saw S.O.C.O.M. live in a concert in my hometown and he is more than a rapper but he ministers through his music! We had over 80 young people come to Christ that evening.
- FAN


Discography

Infinite Glory-Set to release November 1st, 2011 is sure to be a classic as it features numerous hit songs and collaborations with such National Artist's such as Canton Jones, Mr. Del, T-Haddy, Contemporary Recording Artist Kathleen Carnali and many more. Anticipation is very high for this CD's release!

Kingdom Music-Released September 2009. The hit single "Hands High" feat. D-Maub has created a huge buzz for this album. Other songs from this album such as "Champion" and "Rescue Me" feat. Psalmoetry have made Independent, Internet, and National Radio Airplay. This CD is being distributed through CLG Distribution.

Timeout-Released April 24, 2007-This CD features such artist's as Tonex, K-Drama, Doulos, Dedge P, JayMay, and many more major hitters in the Gospel industry. Songs such as "Awesome God" have made Independent, Internet, and National radio stations and programs worldwide. This CD is being distributed nationally by CLG Distribution.

Tha Arrival-Released in February 2006-Take It To The Churchfloor made radio lists across the country on both radio stations and internet stations. This song also made 2 compilations: Gospel Skate Jams Volume 2 which was nominated for a Stellar Award and Holy and Crunk Volume 1 released in the summer of 2007. Take It To The Churchfloor was also nominated for a Texas Holy Hip Hop Achievement Award in 2008. This song also made many mixtapes and compilations to include DJ Lace's mixtape #26.

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Bio

S.O.C.O.M. is 1/4 founder and President of the record label About Face Music Group, LLC founded in November 2011. While doing Christian Hip Hop music since 2006 he has had the ability to travel worldwide to countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Korea, Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and the United States spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ! S.O.C.O.M. currently resides in Tampa, Florida.  S.O.C.O.M. challenges his listeners to search their hearts and examine their daily lives as we live in a world full of sin, corruption and greed.  His latest album "The Experience" was released on January 1st 2016 and went to #1 on the Amazon Christian Rap Charts.  The new album has been paving the way for great opportunities such as being selected for the largest Christian Music Festival in the world called Creation Fest Northwest as well as Hills Alive Festival with some of Christian music's top names in the industry.  S.O.C.O.M. has recently won Christian Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Urban Artist of the Year and Video of the Year in April 2016 for the Prayze Factor Awards based out of Atlanta, GA and held in Nassau, Bahamas.

His previous releases "About Face", "Infinite Glory", "Kingdom Music", “Tha Arrival” and “Timeout” has set the bar in the industry by their success and has forward him the opportunity to work along side of some of the industry’s top artist’s including: Lecrae, Canton Jones, Toby Mac, Tedashii, Trip Lee, Big Daddy Weave, Jamie Grace, For King and Country, NF, Flame and many more. S.O.C.O.M. has previously been nominated in 3 separate categories for the Texas Holy Hip Hop Achievement Awards and also a nomination for the Stellar Awards with his appearance on Gospel Skate Jams, featuring the song “Take It To The Churchfloor”. S.O.C.O.M. won Christian Hip Hop Artist of the Year through the Prayze Factor Peoples Choice Awards(2013) based out of Atlanta, GA and was 1st Runner Up in the Overall Grand Finale out of 250+ Artists worldwide.  S.O.C.O.M. was also nominated in the 3rd largest Christian Awards Show in 4 Categories at the Rhythm of Gospel Awards (2014).  He is currently nominated for a Tampa Bay Gospel Awards in 2 Categories and Independent Gospel Alliance Radio Awards in 3 Categories. 

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