CONQUEST'S "RENEGADE SUMMER" (The third installment in his "Radical Thinking" mixtape series) not only represents a new collection of music to expand his listenership throughout the country and the world at large, but it also represent a NEW CHAPTER in his musical and spiritual life. It's a chapter that represents more freedom, more creativity, more boldness & more of CONQUEST being his truest self in communicating his ideas, beliefs & observations in song WITHOUT BORDERS! Being influenced & a fan of artists as far ranging as Braille to The Devil Wears Prada to Justin Timberlake, it's no surprise that CONQUEST turns KATY PERRY'S "E.T." into "Delilah". a song dealing with temptations of the opposite sex or that he flips OUTKAST'S "Elevators" into "Different Kinda High" to speak on dangerous vices. CONQUEST is also a very rock influenced MC & that shows as well when he turns LINKIN PARK'S "Points of Authority" into "Breakaway" utilizing his own rock vocals & guttural & high pitched screams to drive his point home. "RENEGADE SUMMER" does feature original songs with original production from D. STEELE, BEAUTY & THE BEATS & CLEVER GEMZ as well including "PLAYING WITH FIRE" ( a song addressing Rick Ross's upcoming album title "God forgives, I don't"). "RENEGADE SUMMER" is probably one of the most innovative & stellar mixtapes you'll hear in a long time....and it's plays like an album...and prayerfully, will inspire RADICAL EVANGELISM. *This mixtape is dedicated to Jaylah Roberts, my mother Margot & the rest of my Sharon's Entourage/Hopeless RomanTICKS crew*
released 02 August 2011
ORIGINAL SONGS: "PLAYING WITH FIRE", "TRANZFORMED", "OVERWHELMED" & "R.A.G.E."* (*Limited time only) were produced by BEAUTY & BEATS, "START TO FINISH" was produced by CLEVER GEMZ and "GET OFF ME" was produced by DANIEL STEELE FOR D18 MINSTATE PRODUCTIONS. RE-INVENTED SONGS were done to instrumentals of songs from NAS, FABOLOUS, COMMON, PUBLIC ENEMY, MOBB DEEP, LLOYD BANKS, DR DRE & SNOOP DOGG, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, LINKIN PARK, KATY PERRY, KELLY ROWLAND, OUTKAST, JAY-Z, FRENCH MONTANA, EMINEM & ROYCE DA 5'9 (BAD MEETS EVIL) & MEEK MILL FT. RICK ROSS.
The 2012 album “Radical Departure” marks a new musical chapter for Brooklyn based, Trinidadian born emcee/songwriter
CONQUEST as an artist & missionary musical evangelist. CONQUEST does unadulterated hip hop music that's mainly East Coast in style & influence with an alternative & soul influence that will be recognized as either ‘Christian hip hop' or 'progressive hip hop made by a Christian'....more
So here's a little inside info for you: the 1st verse on "NOWHERE TO RUN" was originally written to a JAH ROCK'N produced beat that eventually ended up as QUEENS MC SEDA'S "HOLY" off his debut album "4 LETTER WORD". I love the beat but I somehow never used it, probably 'cuz it was meant to SEDA'S in the end 'cuz that's how GOD wanted it. Still I always had the verse, I've tweeked it over time but I still had most of the original 16 BARS. Then I was listening to JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S "WHAT GOES AROUND", thought of a concept that spoke on reaching for GOD when all options are exhausted and realized that the verse I've been had for a while fit. Next thing you know I wrote a second verse...and the rest is history...and a DOPE SONG!