Confidence: Torchbearer Vol. III

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On November 12th 2005, Brooklyn MC/Songwriter CONQUEST officially released "CONFIDENCE" his 3rd studio album and last installment of the 'TORCHBEARER' album trilogy to the general public. Highly regarded as the best of three albums in the series, 'Confidence" was just that, confident in it's progressive lyricism, daring & challenging songwriting, captivating topic choices, storytelling, social commentary, biblical worldview and faith & reliance in Christ. Most of the production was handled by PRISM of SOULMAFIA twitter.com/Soulmafia with additional production from E-NONYMOUS (Erick Catalan), D. STEELE for DANIEL STEELE MUSIC, MYSTRO, GEO THE ARCHITECT & Chris Belmont twitter.com/chrisbelmont of JAH ROCK'N productions. This album also included E.G.O., the album's biggest single and the no.1 song on christianhiphop.net for 2006 sitting at the top position for a staggering 16 weeks. This album was critically acclaimed by all the major Christian hip hop blogs/websites at the time and goes down as one of CONQUEST'S finest musical achievements.

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released November 12, 2005

All songs written by Jason Andre Roberts aka CONQUEST for SeanMessiahJaylah Music (ASCAP) except "UNIQUE", written by CONQUEST & Latisha Stewart (Latisha Divine), "HOMELAND SECURITY" written by BLOODY INK, E-NONYMOUS & CONQUEST, "FATHER'S BUSINESS" written by CONQUEST, Quason Durant, Nadhir Encarnacion & Elijah Miguel & "P.B.S. FLOW" written by CONQUEST & Jaylah Roberts. All songs produced by PRISM of SOULMAFIA twitter.com/Soulmafia, except "INFINITE POTENTIAL" produced by D. STEELE for DANIEL STEELE MUSIC, "P.B.S. FLOW", "WORD ON THE STREET" & "HOMELAND SECURITY" produced by E-NONYMOUS (Erick Catalan), "APPRECIATION DAY" produced GEO THE ARCHITECT & "E.G.O." produced by Chris Belmont twitter.com/chrisbelmont of JAH ROCK'N productions. All songs recorded, mixed and mastered at THE DOJO courtesy of endoftheweak.com except "E.G.O." which was recorded, mixed and mastered at JAH ROCK'N studios. jahrockn.com

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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

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Track Name: Confidence
I’M PROBABLY DRIVEN WITH VERSES COPY WRITTEN TO BODY THE VISION…
OF SATAN, ‘TIL HE’S CRAVIN’ MORE RELIEF THAN TSUNAMI VICTIMS
THIS AIN’T ‘SHOCKEY’ SPITTIN’
BUT I’M A NEW YORK GIANT LIKE ‘JEREMY’, KILLING HERESY THE BLOCK BE PITCHIN’
TO KIDS MIMICKING TRAMPELINES
‘CAUSE THEY SPRING AT CHANCES TO CATCH MORE BODIES THAN ‘KING’ MAGAZINE
SPLATTER SPLEENS WITH THEIR GANGSTA TEAMS, BUT THEIR GANGSTA LEANS
WILL SOON BE BURNING, THAT’S WHY MY SERMON’S THE NAZARENE
JESUS, MY HOPE AND ROCK IS THIS THROUGH THE APOCALYPSE
HE LEFT THE TOMB EMPTY LIKE BROKEN PROMISES
A STAR YOU AIN’T SEEING WITH ASTROLOGISTS
WITH GRACE AND MERCY THAT ATTRACTS YOU MORE THAN OPPOSITES
YO I’M ROCKING THIS TO THE POPULIST
ON THE SEARCH FOR CHRIST MORE THAN ARCHEOLOGISTS, MINUS THE POLITICS
OF CRAFTY CHRISTIANS THAT’S SWEATING HELL
‘CAUSE THEY FAILED TO USE THEIR VOICES LIKE ASHLEE SIMPSON ON ‘SNL’

CHORUS:
THE WAYS OF THE WORLD GOT A LOTTA PROMINENCE
BUT IN JESUS, I’M A PLACE MY CONFIDENCE
YOU COULD BE BLESSED TOO! DEVILS CAN’T STRESS YOU
WHEN CHRIST COMES TO YOUR RESCUE
(REPEAT)

GUESS WHO’S BACK LIKE HE’S SCARFACE, OR EVEN SLICK RICK
STILL, HE’S A HARDCASE, DEMONS HE’S FLIP WITH
THAT WOULD BE ‘D. SLIMMM’, ‘DREADLOCK’ PREFER TO BE
A LIGHT WITH URGENCY TO KIDS LOCKED IN MURDER SPREES
KILLERS IN FACT, GUERILLAS IN BLACK, ILLER THAN THAT
FOR SCRILLA TO STACK
SWITCHED TO THE ‘HEAT’ QUICKER THAN SHAQ
TRADED FOR THE ‘MAC’ LIKE THE HOUSTON ROCKETS, TO BOOST THEIR PROFIT
EVEN DARE TO SHOOT THE COPS WITH
MUCH VIGOR BUT YOUR C.R.E.A.M. SCHEME IS LACKING
YOU’RE ‘BOUT TO COME UP SHORT LIKE THE ‘DREAM TEAM’ IN ATHENS
I’M ABOUT TO COME UP B-I-G LIKE GUERILLA BLACK’S VOICE
WHEN I DRUM THE H-I-T JUST TO KILL THE TRACK CHOICE…
I PICKED, LIKE IT’S COTTON BY THE SLAVES
PREACHING CHRIST TO THOSE SATAN’S GOTTEN BY THE GRAVE
MY ARTISTRY TURN TRACKS OUT LIKE CANVASES
SO CHRIST IN LIFE’S MORE MAPPED OUT THAN ATLASES

(CHORUS)

I GOT CONFIDENCE IN CHRIST, THERE’S POWER IN HIS NAME
SAVED ME, SO THE KID’S NOT DEVOWERED IN THE FLAMES
TOOK BEATINGS WITH NO JIVE
SO YOU REALLY GOTTA SHUT DOWN SATAN LIKE HOCKEY SEASON IN ’05
AND NOT BE TRAPPED IN VERSE 41, JOHN 9
SEEING PHYSICALLY, BUT SPIRITUALLY, YOU’RE BEYOND BLIND
THIS IS MY INSTANT MESSAGE LIKE YOU WERE ONLINE
CHOOSE CHRIST NOW ‘CAUSE TOMORROW IS THE WRONG TIME
IT’S NOT PROMISED, WHEN KIDS WALK THE STREETS WITH MORE BEEF THAN HOT POCKETS
WITH RED DOTS SPOTTED…
ON YOUR FACE, AND JUST IN CASE THAT’S NOT YOUR REALITY
EVEN SUBURBIA CAN BE KNOCKED FOR FATALITIES
EASY, SO TRUST IN THE SHEPARD LIKE ‘KIKI’
TRULY, NO ‘STRANGE LOVE’ LIKE ‘BRIDGETTE’ AND ‘FOFI’
YEAH, YOU CAN BE BLESSED TOO, DEMONS CAN’ T STRESS YOU OR
HEX YOU
LET THE WORD OF GOD MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE!

(CHORUS)
Track Name: God Fearing One
I SPIT WITH INSANE SPEED, TAKE HEED, DON’T BLAME WEED
FOR A FLOW SOO MEDICINAL, THEY CALL IT DUANE READE
CONQUEST, THE PERSCRIPTION FOR WHAT THE GAME NEEDS
SO LET THIS SAVED REPLY TO BIG DADDY KANE BREATHE
LIFE IN YA, NOT MEANT TO FIGHT SINNERS
BUT TURN ‘EM CHRIST WINNERS, WITH AID OF TIGHT SCRIPTURES
TO LEAVE SATAN SHOOK LIKE TERETS
AND REVUJENATE YOUR LIFE IN CHRIST MORE THAN VINCE CARTER DID THE NETS
I’M A THREAT, OUT TO BRING BACK A STANDARD LIKE A JAZZ CLASSIC
BEFORE THE PUMP’S SHOVED DOWN YOUR THROAT LIKE ASTHMATICS
‘CAUSE THUG LIFE IS A WACK RACKET, WORTHY OF A TRASH BASKET
THAT MATCHES TIME IN A BLACK CASKET
HATE TO BE THAT GRAPHIC WITH MORE ‘HOP’ THAN JACK RABBITS
FOR THE STREETS SO THAT REPENTANCE IS FANTASTIC
I’M BRINGING ROMANS 6:8 TO GAT AND CRACK ADDICTS
WITHOUT THE DELAYS AND BREAKDOWNS OF MASS TRANSIT

CHORUS:
YEAH, YOU COULD ROCK GATS, ‘WRAPS OR A CROSS
DISRESPECT THE WORD OF GOD, YOU WILL CATCH A LOSS
THE MOST DANGEROUS EMCEE IN THIS WORLD IS A GOD FEARING ONE
AND YOU’RE HEARING ONE…NOW!
(REPEAT)

RAP PUPPETS GET CRITICAL, BUT THEY’RE MISERABLE
INDIVIDUALS, PITIFUL, WASTE SYLLABLES…
ON CRIMINAL LYRICAL THAT’S FICTIONAL
EASIER TO CRACK THAN BONES THAT LACK MINERALS
MEDIA IMPACTS YOUR ZONE TO WAX MINIMAL
INFERIOR! LEAVE RAP ALONE! YOU’RE WACK! VISIBLE…
HYSTERIA ENTRAPS YOUR TONE, I SMASH SENEGAL
TO SYRIA WITH TRACKS I OWN, I’M THAT PIVITOL
WHEN I GRAB MIRACLES, I’M LAME NO MORE
WHILE TUNNEL VISION’S GOT YOU LIVING JAMES 4:4
ADDICTED TO THE WORLD, ‘TIL YOU NEED AA MEETINGS
I’M DANGEROUS, AS IF I HAD AN AK SQUEEZING
LIKE MALCOLM IN HIS HEYDAY SPEAKING
TO WHITE SUPREMACISTS, GENESIS FOR THEIR MAYDAY SEASON
DEVILS RUN YOUR LIFE, PITY!
THAT’S WHY YOU WANNA FIGHT, ‘CAUSE I GOT CHRIST IN ME

(CHORUS)

YEAH, EVEN CONCIOUS CATS FEAR RAPPERS
OF THE SPIRIT, THEY GET WICKED WITH SMEAR CHATTER
SO CALLED REVOLUTIONARIES, CLEAR ACTORS
MORE BUGGED OUT THAN FOOD STUNTS ON ‘FEAR FACTOR’
BUT FEAR AIN’T AN OPTION FOR ME
I GOT CHRIST, I GOT DEVILS COPPIN’ A PLEA
YOU CRITICIZE SAINTS WHO EAT PORK
YET YOU BANGIN’ CHICKS WHO STREET WALK WITH ALL THAT DEEP TALK
AND SELF PRAISE IS A BAD PRACTICE
WHEN DEMONS COME AFTER YOU LIKE THE IRS FOR BACKTAXES
NOW THAT SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS FILTHY RAGS
AND THE JOY OF THE LORD IS WHERE THE THRILL BE AT
IT’S DOPE YOU REP AFRICAN HISTORY
BUT USING THAT TO TEST GOD’S A BAFFLING MYSTERY
THIS ALSO GOES OUT TO GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE
WHO HIDE BEHIND THE IMAGE OF THAT PROMOTING EVIL
SEE…
(CHORUS)
Track Name: E.G.O.
YEAH THEY CALL US SAINTS BUT WE’RE FAR FROM PERFECT
WE OFTEN LEAVE OUR BROTHERMAN SCARRED AND MURDERED
WITH OUR WORDS FROM THE BOULEVARD TO SERVICE
THAT’S WHY FOR CHRIST, I’M KNOWN TO WRITE THESE BARS TO WORSHIP
SEE NONE BELIEVERS TO BELIEVERS, OFTEN DECEIVE US
WE’RE ONLY HUMAN SO I’M CHOOSIN’ TRUST IN JESUS
BEFORE I TRUST IN STREET LIFE, BEFORE I’M DUST, I’LL BREATHE LIFE
TORCHBEARER STYLE, ‘CAUSE THE WORLD STILL NEEDS CHRIST

AND NOT ME, NOT DREADLOCK SLIMMM
THOUGH I’M A BLESSING, I’M A CHARACTER STUDY OF IMPERFECTION
THROUGHOUT MY DAILY LIFE THAT MOVES WITH SWIFT AGGRESSION
NO QUESTION, I PRAY YOUR SECTION FINDS THE WAY I SPIT REFRESHIN’
THIS AIN’T THE ‘ONCE LOST, NOW I’M FOUND, STAYING FOUND’….
MESSAGE HOLY EMCEES BLAZE IN SOUNDS, SEE I AIN’T PLAYIN’‘ROUND…
WITH REALITY, I RIP MICS CRAZY
WITH THE FACT THAT EVERYBODY’S STILL IN NEED OF CHRIST DAILY
I’M THAT SAVAGE WRITING FOR CRACK ADDICTS
IN BROOKLYN BARS PUMPING ‘AUDIOSLAVE’ AND ‘BLACK SABBATH’
WHILE MY BEST FRIEND’S NASTY WITH A POOLSTICK
TO SMASH A GAME OR CRACK A LAME, SHE AIN’T THE ONE TO FOOL WITH
YET I PRAY FOR HER ON DAYS SHE MIGHT LOSE IT
FAM’S BEEN ABUSIVE OR A GRAND IS ELUSIVE
FOR HER AND YOU, I MAKE MANLY MUSIC
DEVOID OF DISTURBING IMAGES, LEAVE THAT TO STANLEY KUBRICK
I BRING THE IMAGE OF CHRIST TO THOSE DISTURBED
WHERE CRUMBLING HERB, AIN’T ENOUGH TO CALM YOUR NERVES
AND THERE AIN’T ENOUGH VODKA TO DRINK AWAY THE PAIN
THEN YOU SHRINK AWAY IN VAIN, PLEASE THINK, IT AIN’T A GAME
KNOW MY ART CELEBRATES THE DEATH OF CHRIST MORE THAN ROSA PARKS’S
FOR THOSE DROWNING IN A FLOOD OF SIN, THIS IS NOAH’S ARK
YOU CAN GROW APART FROM INIQUITIES THAT GOT YOU ON THE EDGE
PUT MAN BEFORE CHRIST, BOY YOU’RE DEAD!
I’M ON MY….
CHORUS:
E.G.O. EXERCISING GOD’S OMNIPITENCE
WE NEED JESUS, THE WORLD IS RIDICULOUS
TRUST GOD, NOT MAN, THAT’S RIDICULOUS
YOU’LL END UP EITHER DRUGGED OUT, LOCKED DOWN OR SYPHILLISED
(REPEAT)

I’M ON E.G.O. AND NOT MY EGO, ‘CAUSE CHRIST IS MY HERO
NEXT TO HIM, I’M DWARFED LIKE ‘DEVITO.’

A ZERO, COMPARED TO PERFECTION, DESERVED A SPOT
WITH FATHER AT THE RESSURECTION, THE WORD OF GOD
CALLS GENTS TO MATURITY, BUT A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY
LEAVES ALL DENSE WITH IMPURITIES
IT AIN’T A BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE LIKE KWELI’S
WHEN PASTOR’S THE DEVIL BUT YOU SWORE HE WAS ‘GANDHI’
NOW YOU’RE ‘ALL SHOOK UP’ LIKE THE ‘ELVIS’ CLASSIC
YOUR HELL IS DRASTIC, LET ME SPELL THE FACTS IT’S…
JESUS, JESUS, JESUS AND MORE JESUS
THAT CAT IS YOUR MESSIAH, I HAD TO QUOTE SHEKINAH
AIN’T ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS, DO BE CLEAR
FROM THE STREET CAT TO DEACONS IN THE PIEUS FOR YEARS
PUT YOUR FAITH IN‘EM, BURN AT THE STAKE WITH ‘EM
FORGET GREAT CHRISTIANS, CHOOSE GOD, THAT’S STRAIGHT WISDOM
AND IF YOU PROBABLY HEARD JAY
KNOW I’M A SINNER, I’M JUST THAT NICE WITH GODLY WORDPLAY
FOR CATS SIMPLE, IN YOUR FACE LIKE THAT PIMPLE
WITH THE CHRIST I RAP NIMBLE, OVER SMASHED CYMBALS
YET I’M NOT ALWAYS KILLING SIN LIKE THAT ‘BRINDLE’
NAMED ‘TIMOTHY’, SOMETIMES SPIRITUALLY I PACK LITTLE
SO I GOTTA SEEK 2ND TIMOTHY 2:19
DEPART FROM SIN LIKE IT’S WACK RHYME SCHEMES

(CHORUS)
YEAH, THEY CALL US SAINTS…(CONT’D)
Track Name: PBS Flow (Go Daddy) ft. Jaylah Roberts
FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE, I BE WITNESSING FRESHER
ON TRACKS, CHRISTENING CLEVER RIVETING TREASURES
OF LYRICISM THAT’S BEEN PRESSURE, SO THE SICKENING’S SEVERED
WITH THIS ST YLE OF EXORCISM, ‘SLIMMM’S’ NEVER BEEN BETTERED
CLEVER, AND CALMER THAN RETIREES
ON VACATION, JASON…THE STREET’S ARCH DIOCESES
‘CAUSE I’VE BEEN MAKING VERSES FLATTERING THAT I’VE BEEN TRAFFICKING
PAST THE VATICAN, COVERED IN SACCARHINE, SMASHING IN…
THE STREET LIFE I’M DAILY BATTLING
SO THE BODY OF CHRIST I PLAY CLOSER THAN TISSUE IN HIS ABDOMEN
TIMES ARE HARD, SO DENYING HIM IS BAFFLING
‘CAUSE HE GOT SOO MUCH LOVE TO GIVE, IT’S NOT LIKE HE’S RATIONING
GRACE THAT HE’S GIVING OUT, IT’S WHY WE’RE ALL CHILLING OUT
INSTEAD OF BURNIN’ FOR CERTAIN, ‘CAUSE HIS BLOOD WAS SPILLIN’ OUT
I KNOW YOU’RE NOT STILL IN DOUBT, GET LOCKED!
LIFE WITHOUT CHRIST IS HARD TO PICTURE LIKE MEDUSA TAKING HEADSHOTS

CHORUS:
IT AIN’T JUST FOR SAINTS, IT’S FOR EVERYBODY
IT AIN’T JUST FOR CHURCH, WE SMASH THE PARTY
YEAH JASON AIN’T PLAYING, EVEN GOT MY KID SAYING…
GO DADDY! GO DADDY!
(REPEAT)

YO, THIS IS THE PARTY ROCKER, SURE TO SMASH YO (THAT’S SO?)
CONQUEST WITH THE NOSTRAND AVE. FLOW, (THAT’S WHOA!)
WE ABOUT TO GIVE THIS JESUS CAT BLOW
HAVE HIS NAME DICTATE THE GAME LIKE ‘CASTRO’
YEAH, WE MAKE THE FATHER VERY PROUD
ROCKING ‘CHRIST TAB’’ BACK TO THE ‘CHERRY LOUNGE’
BRINGING YOU THE CHRIST, ‘CAUSE WE’RE VERY DOWN
YO, YOU BEST REPENT OR YOU’LL BE VERY CLOWNED
THIS TRACK’S MY PLAYGROUND IN A WILD WAY
AND BEST BELIEVE, IT’S CHILD’S PLAY, WHEN MY DAUGHTER SAYS
MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
LITTLE LAMB, LITTLE LAMB
‘CAUSE SHE UNDERSTANDS THAT THE VIRGIN MARY
HAD A LAMB WHO TOOK ON OUR BURDENS SCARY
SO LET’S TAKE THIS TO THE NEXT PLATEAU
AND REP CHRIST LIKE THE 70’S REPPED AFROS


(CHORUS- REPEAT TWICE)
Track Name: Father's Business ft. Q The Prophet, ENC & Elijah Miguel
*FOR CONQUEST ONLY*

CHORUS:
IT’S THE MISSIONFIELD YO! WHAT YOU THOUGHT IT WAS
FOUR CATS ALL ABOUT THE FATHER’S BUSINESS ‘CAUSE…
ELIJAH, NADHIR, QUASON AND JASON
MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS...STOP HATIN’!!!

THSE DEVILS I’M TURNING SHOOK ONES, I PUSH SOME …
INTO MORE AGONY THAN KERRY SUPPORTERS AFTER BUSH WON!
THE REST…MORE PARANOIA, THAN ‘R KELLS’ AT ‘MSG’
WHO SPIT BARS WELL? FOR CENTURIES…
MENTION ME, INCESSANTLY, HEAVILY FOR MY SPECIALITY
AND RECIPE FOR BRINGING THE GOSPEL WITHOUT ‘VERITY’
CHASING PSALMS 109, 26 TO 31…
VERSES FOR ENEMIES, DISPERSING TREACHERY
SEE DEVILS HATE MY CLOUT ‘CAUSE MY STAND HURT THEIR PLANS
AND THEY CAN’T ‘TAKE ME OUT’ LIKE I’M FRANZ FERDINAND
AND SPEAKING FOR THE ROCK TIP, YOU ROCK WITH NO CLASS
LIKE ‘AXL’ TRYING TO PUSH ‘GUNS AND ROSES’ WITH NO ‘SLASH’
IT AIN’T HARD FOR ME THAT MY ARTISTRY
TARGETS ALIFE IN CHRIST MORE THAN BULLEYES IN ARCHERY
CHRIST CLEANSED MY LIFE ‘CAUSE HIS STYLE’S SANITATION
WHILE YOUR CURE’S MORE SUSPECT THAN CHILD VACCINATIONS

(CHORUS- REPEAT)