"Radical Departure" is the 2012 studio album from Trinidadian born, Brooklyn bred & Jersey based emcee/lyricist/songwriter CONQUEST. It is an album that signals the start of new musical & ministry chapter for the artist born Jason Andre Roberts. Created within exactly one year, "Radical Departure" finds CONQUEST in the present day preparing to 'depart' from the things that has plagued his walk with God & his musical vision in the past. In the midst of this re-invention he addresses everything from idolatry in & outside of the church, the ill effects of music & pop culture, racism, physical to sexual abuse, a tragic loss, love & heartbreak & everything else in between while stressing the need for radical evangelism for himself & others. The title of CONQUEST'S latest album speaks to his musical & artistic approach on it as well, it's a 'world where east-coast boom-bap meets metalcore, where 'trap music' has an alternative feel, 80's pop music is sampled with a classic hip hop drum break & techno & southern drum kicks join forces with double time rhyming' all for a common purpose. There are no guest appearances on "Radical Departure" and for a re-introduction as personal as CONQUEST'S, it's only right.
released November 13, 2012
All songs written & all vocals performed entirely by
Jason Andre Roberts aka CONQUEST for Sean MessiahJaylahMusic (ASCAP). All songs co-produced by Jason Andre Roberts (CONQUEST). EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jason Andre Roberts (CONQUEST) & Roberto Torres (TOP RANK)
All songs were produced by Daniel Steele aka D. STEELE for Daniel Steele Music in Jersey City NJ except “THE ACCUSED” produced by Daniel Steele aka D. STEELE for Daniel Steele Music & Jason Andre Roberts aka CONQUEST in Jersey City NJ, “RADICAL DEPARTURE” produced by Eshon Burgundy for Salvation Armie Productions, “LYRICIST OF THE YEAR” produced by Christopher Woods aka C.Woods for True Entertainment Productions. “BLACK HOLE”, ”YOU AIN‘T ‘BOUT THAT LIFE” & “SHAMELESS PROMOTION” produced by TOP RANK for Beat Council Productions & “THE MACHINIST” produced by KWESI BEATS.
All tracks recorded & mixed by Daniel Steele aka D. STEELE for Daniel Steele Music in Jersey City, NJ except Track 1 recorded & mixed by C.H.R.I.S. at SOUNDMYND STUDIOS, Queens NY with additional mixes by Keith Thomas aka VULTCHA. Track 2, 4 & 11 recorded & mixed by Keith Thomas aka VULTCHA at THE PIT, Brooklyn NY. Track 7 recorded & mixed by JESS JAMES at THE DOJO in Jersey City, NJ. Track 8 recorded & mixed by JET LEE at UPTIME STUDIOS at New York, NY & Track 12 recorded & mixed by Chris 'ROCK' Belmont for JAH ROCK'N PRODUCTIONS at JAH ROCK'N STUDIOS, Brooklyn NY.
All songs mastered by Don Ratney, except tracks 1,2,4 & 11 mastered by Keith Thomas aka VULTCHA, tracks 7 & 14 mastered by Donnie Harper aka D-MAUB & track 12 mastered by Edgar ‘DJ EDY’ Lagares.
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