On July 1st 2014, Brooklyn MC/Lyricist/Songwriter/Producer CONQUEST releases "Radical Thinking" off his forthcoming 6th studio album expected in the Fall of 2014. This radio single was produced by North Carolina resident EXO who previously produced CONQUEST'S "R.A.G.E. (EXO REMIX)" in January 2012 & features East Coast styled production designed for future of boom-bap hip-hop with a dancehall inspired bass line completing the soundtrack for Quest's trademark intricate, passionate & melodic lyricism & the Dancehall/Caribbean styled chorus of this recording. This single is a call to it's audience to radically turn away from the sinful natures & the standards of a worldly society & a challenge to change our thinking towards greater evangelism, engaging the culture from a biblical worldviews & the reception of Jesus Christ's gift of salvation.
Me ah rep fi EL SHADDAI wit’ de platform given
We getting’ transformed within
It’s RADICAL THIKING!!!!
Brooklyn boy that’s in your city!!!
Out in Harlem, but I AIN’T DIDDY!!!
Staten Island to the BX!!!
What up Queens?!!! Yeah, you see it!!!
In the same way....
the Serbs oppose the Palestine, I do that with my savage mind
That half the time wants to smash a ‘dime’ other than ‘my valentine’
The flesh is no joke, no comedic sketch at Caroline’s
The root of all evil is blossoming faster than dandelions
In this ‘garden of Eden’, I’m the target of demons
Heartless with reason to have my treason regarded as pleasing
But it’s far from it, this filth that my heart stomached
Boosting my ego but it’s a zero if my art plummets
Sin is a cancer that will leave the ‘homie’ stressed
So I get it off my chest like Angelina Jolie’s breasts
No disrespect to Brad Pitt, I admire pro-activeness
When God's word a chemo that we never fight our cancers with
We rather be depraved, stay a slave
Rather be unified with a vice than crucified with the Christ
Rather trust the cooperate ladder, reality show mirage
& the gospel of every rapper comparing themselves to God
Using biblical references just to prove their dope
I’m using lyrical penmanship just to prove there’s hope
For a Shawn Carter, for Beyoncé Knowles
For the chick dancing to ‘Drunk in Love’ on a stripper pole
For the preacher ‘killing’ Christians with that false doctrine
Accept Christ as Savior & lord over all options
Only then will your thinking be renewed
& you’ll be saved from the greed & unforgiveness that’s in you
For self-destruction, human nature got an appetite
Rather trust living the lavish life over the living sacrifice
My righteousness is filthy rags, devoid of bragging rights
‘Cause works ain’t the key to heaven, even if I be a reverend
‘Cause my flesh, it be irreverent, wants attention, needs direction
In this motion picture that ain’t all gravy, Christ is Scorcese
“After Hours” on “Mean Streets”, my plate is full
Witnessing to “Gangs of New York” that’s full “Raging Bulls”
I pray “The Wolf on Wall Street” has Christ regarded
Above all his possessions when he joins “The Departed”
Chapter 3 in Romans says our throats are open graves
So if slander’s being spoken, that will choke the hope that saves
So I’m going at vipers full of cursing & bitterness
With the verse that’s magnificent based on word that’s omnipotent
Change the thinking of any crowd I’m present to reach
With more than skills, relevancy or eloquent speech
Yeah I know that was random
See I was bumping August Burns Red before I wrote this here anthem
This ain’t a freestyle, fam this is a ‘Quest’ to be ‘Redeemed’
When social media narcissism got me reckless to extremes
When depressive porn abusive is swiftly trafficking my hell
Forget battling rappers, I’m too busy battling myself
Lord, have us broken, please tear every cartilage
& radically change our thinking so we’re all set apart from this
released July 1, 2014
Written by Jason Andre Roberts aka CONQUEST for SeanMessiahJaylah Music (ASCAP). Produced by James "EXO" Ladson III, co-produced by CONQUEST. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mike Irish for Shifted Recordings at Shifted Recording Studios in Brooklyn NY on 4.7.14.
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