What happens when you take a foundation of hip-hop and add influences of rock, jazz, pop, and indie styles? You'll find inspirational hip-hop artist Joshua Crum aka J. Crum. The midwest based musician is breaking out the box of your typical rap music. Josh began writing lyrics at age 16, and dropped his first mixtape at age 17. Since 2005, He has been actively pursuing his music ministry and career. He has added singing and worship leading to his forte and has been combining those aspects to his ministry since 2008. The inspiration for his sound is very widespread, ranging from Florence + The Machine to Lupe Fiasco; from Kanye West to Fall Out Boy. Crum serves as Co-Worship Leader at G2:20 Youth Ministry, and although he's unrestricted as a musician and artist, his passion lies in creating powerful counterculture music for his generation.