Mark James (aka, Bumps INF) was born on February 10th, 1985 in Cleveland Ohio, where he currently resides with his wife and 5 wonderful children.
God saved Mark in 2005, and since then he has truly been a new creation, bearing witness to what the Word of God says: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV).
Initially Mark decided to discontinue music in his relentless pursuit to know God, but as he grew and matured in his faith he realized the gift that God had given him in music. When asked why he loves music so much he said, “I feel as if it’s my duty. Kind of like I’m obligated to give back to people what God has given me, Hope.”
In 2012 Mark (aka Bumps INF) released his debut album “Pain in Paragraphs.” The album reached Top 20 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts and he quickly became an artist to watch in Christian Hip Hop.
Following the success of his first album Bumps released his highly anticipated sophomore album entitled “Man vs. Machine” in February 2015. “Man vs. Machine” debuted at number 11 on the iTunes hip-hop charts and is his most successful album to date.
Bumps’ mission is to see the lives of people transformed by the message of the gospel through the vehicle of Hip Hop. He will tell you his main influences are God, who purposed the plan of salvation, Jesus the Christ, the only advocate between God and man who carried the plan out even unto death, and the Holy Bible and all of the great men and woman of God who set the standards within its text. The Gospel is real, it’s relevant for every man, woman and child that walks this earth. Most of all its relational, whether heard through contemporary, southern gospel, jazz or Christian Hip Hop, the hearts of the people will be met.