"Radical Departure" is the 2012 studio album from Trinidian 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.
The DELUXE EDITION of this album was put together to celebrate the one year anniversary of "RADICAL DEPARTURE" being available on itunes. This version includes the original album, itunes bonus tracks, remixes & the main tracks on "R.A.G.E. (Revenge Against God's Enemies) - The EP. It's basically an extended version of the original album with different sequencing & additional tracks
released December 4, 2013
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.
“BLACK HOLE”, ”YOU AIN‘T ‘BOUT THAT LIFE”, “SHAMELESS PROMOTION”, "SHATTERED GLASS" & “CONCEALED WEAPON (TR VERSION)” produced by TOP RANK for Beat Council Productions. "F.C.G." produced by Sage The Progeny, "WHEN IT'S HOPELESS" produced by Brandon Wright & Mike Longhelt, "LYRICIST OF THE YEAR: C.WOODS VERSION" produced by C.WOODS, “THE MACHINIST” produced by KWESI BEATS & “THE MACHINIST: @GODZ G” produced by GodzG.
All songs were recorded & mixed by Daniel Steele aka D. STEELE for Daniel Steele Music in Jersey City NJ except “RADICAL DEPARTURE” recorded & mixed by C.H.R.I.S. at SOUNDMYND STUDIOS in Queens NY. Additional mixes by Keith Thomas aka VULTCHA in Brooklyn NY.
“R.A.G.E.”, "SHATTERED GLASS" & “YOU AIN’T BOUT THAT LIFE” recorded & mixed by Keith Thomas aka VULTCHA for RATED VG MUSIC at THE PIT in Brooklyn NY. “SHAMELESS PROMOTION”, "R.A.G.E. - SUPER 8 REMIX" & “LYRICIST OF THE YEAR (D. STEELE VERSION)” recorded & mixed by JAH ROCK'N PRODUCTIONS at JAH ROCK'N STUDIOS in Brooklyn NY. “BLACK HOLE” recorded & mixed by JET LEE at UPTIME STUDIOS in New York NY. “CONCEALED WEAPON (TR VERSION)” recorded & mixed by Don Ratney at Cream City Studios, Racine WI, "WHEN IT'S HOPELESS" recorded and mixed by Mike Longhelt at Elim studios, Manassas VA. and “THE ACCUSED” recorded & mixed by JESS JAMES at THE DOJO in Jersey City NJ.
All songs mastered by Don Ratney except “SHAMELESS PROMOTION” mastered by Edgar “DJ Edy” Lagares. "R.A.G.E. - SUPER 8 REMIX" mastered by C.Woods, “RADICAL DEPARTURE”, “R.A.G.E.”, “SHATTERED GLASS”, “YOU AIN’T BOUT THAT LIFE" & “BRYANT’S THEME” mastered by Keith Thomas aka VULTCHA, "WHEN IT'S HOPELESS" mastered by Mike Longhelt and “THE ACCUSED”, "THE MACHINIST: @GODZ G REMIX" mastered by Godz G & “NOWHERE TO RUN”, "SUBLIMINALS" & "UNQUESTIONABLY BLACK" mastered by Donnie ‘D-MAUB’ Harper.
Additional cuts & scratches on “THE MACHINIST” by DJ AKTUAL. Voice messages by TOP RANK on “BLACK HOLE” & Ashleigh Davids on “WHOEVER YOU ARE”.
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