Alabama’s Juan “NOBL1″ Mitchell Takes Christian Hip Hop by Storm
Alabama Christian Hip Hop artist Juan Mitchell better known as "NOBL1" emerges from Tuscaloosa and Northport with a powerful national message. Christian hip hop artist “NOBL1” [pronounced no’ bel one] embodies nobility beyond his name. Ever cognizant of his identity in Christ as a chosen heir, since childhood, he has worked to accept and carry out his assignment in humility. With a sincere heart for God and His people, meditative lyrical flows, and an anointed presence on and off stage, NOBL1 adds a transparent moral dimension to life, ministry, and music that, sadly, is all too often lacking in today’s cultural climate.
NOBL1, who has been evangelistically rhyming for more than ten years, has literally lived out his popular mantra “CHRIST UP, I’m down”.
His motto ‘CHRIST UP, I’m down’ is taken from John 3:30 in the Bible which says ‘He must increase, but I must decrease.’,” says NOBL1. “It’s not about me, it’s about Christ. . . I’m just His vessel.”
In 2002, armed with a passion for Christ and a desire to help a talented relative get discovered in the Gospel music industry, Juan Mitchell, a minister, artistically known as NOBL1, emerged from Northport, Alabama with a talent for songwriting and music production. Amidst studying business at the University of Alabama, serving under the leadership of Pastor Marvin D. Cherry at Hightown Church of God, and working to provide an opportunity for his cousin, NOBL1 received a calling from God to share the Gospel through music as a Christian artist.
“When I look back, God was altering my plans,” says NOBL1. “I thought I was going to attend art school in Georgia, and help my cousin make music on the side. God transformed everything . . . including me.”
In the vein of his passion to see Jesus lifted up before the world, and souls saved, NOBL1 released his debut album “So It Begins…”. “So, It Begins…” is a transparent project, projected to be worth the years God carefully shaped and inspired His vessel – NOBL1. Reflectively disclosing his own struggles with sin, NOBL1 creatively pens bar-structured memoirs to the backdrop of self-produced beats, with the assistance of lab partner, Bobby Miller, that reveal a God-given way of escape, and victorious endings. Inspired by artists such as Da T.R.U.T.H, Flame, MC Jin, and Rezurrection, NOBL1 aims to make an impact in the lives of those who listen to his bars.
Rhymes of redemption are evidenced in his latest single “The Blood 2.0,” a boldly written, high- impact, dirty south beat-driven track, with a life-changing message, and surprise featured guest – his late grandmother, Minister Susie Owens. Projected to be a hit, NOBL1 creatively fuses couplets and a variety of rhyme schemes with Biblical and cleverly styled metaphors.
His latest release "Still Werkin" featuring Rezurrection and Darius K. is available on all digital outlets.