The Resolution (Single)

by CONQUEST

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On MARCH 4th 2014, Brooklyn based emcee, lyricist, songwriter & producer CONQUEST releases the 1st buzz single of his forthcoming 2014 album as both a declarative statement & indication of what his sixth studio album could possibly sound like sonically & topically. ‘THE RESOLUTION’ is a fierce street anthem produced by UK producer GODZ G (with additional production by CONQUEST himself) that features an enormous bass line, thunderous drums & intense lyricism that speaks on the need to address the bigger issues the world is facing on a humanistic & social level over the trivial & narcissistic things we as people seem to entertain more. This is CONQUEST fully embracing his mission as an artist & more importantly, radically changing his thinking as a human being & a Christian, while encouraging his listeners to do the same.


Today’s Arts & Entertainment’s trying to do me like Phil Robertson
They snatch my freedom of speech for my faith while I’m still jotting them
On these sheets of paper ‘cause their nature got me plotting tough
In Christ I’ve decreased, I am not enough
I’m on that John 3:30, with ‘the foolishness of God’
That’s overpowers man’s wisdom, written truth, no façade
When rappers dismiss the bible & yet show the ‘same love’
In quoting 1st Corinthians in advocating gay love
For the record Macklemore, I don’t hate you
I’m just a radical thinker that’s trying to educate you
‘Cause if it ain’t credible, it’s not worth a decibel
When pedophiles are fighting for the same rights as homosexuals
They argue if you could be born attracted to the same sex
Then why not have those desires for minors? It’s a train wreck
Insane yet, Erica Campbell’s dress gets more press
Minorities are more upset, priorities we ought to check
Church folk got sexual tension we don’t confess so
They’re stuck in denial, while we argue ‘bout a dress though?!!!
Meanwhile autistic kids disappear without a trace
Societies are picketing to interfere & doubt the faith
That brings relief when schools are being shot up every six months
So screw radio debates, illuminati witch-hunts
Top ten lists & those awards meant to stress your clout
And any other thing that God couldn’t care less about

CHORUS:
When you get to certain age, you live life & grind more
& there are certain things you don’t have time for
I’m really focused on my purpose so the truth is this
I don’t generate attention for foolishness
So really though, I don’t give a furthermost thought about that nonsense
I’m non-responsive
Yeah, really though, I don’t give a furthermost thought about that nonsense
What does that accomplish?

I was always that weird kid, it wasn’t hard to spot me
In those Metallica t-shirts that my grandmother got me
Those were gateway drugs for eclectic tastes that make me unique
So I don’t really care about your critiques
I’m not backpack enough, too influenced by Bjork
My beats are too alternative so I’m not reppin’ New York
Imagine if I told God ‘I buried my talents to rap over southern beats to please a purist’
Are you serious?
I know Trinidad James scarred you for life
If you’re a purist but don’t tell me how to flip bars that I write
Or stay exclusive to my region, that reason got me a bit embarrassed
When my practice was raised on Brad Jordan & Clifford Harris
Andre Benjamin as well as the Eminem you be mentioning
You’re mad I mixed metal with chop & screw? Then it’s not for you
I’m Shakespeare’s own; I’m in a clear zone
So I don’t hear drones with Deftones that’s bleeding out my earphones
Listen, I’m ‘Back to School’ with the ‘Elite’
I watched you ‘Change’ from that ‘Hole in the Earth’ left by my speech
Left the underground exposed, but my heroes ain’t just J. Medeiros
But you wanna see me burn Drake by the stake, nah I’m straight
I don’t rock with every topic but at least he’s honest
I rather "emo" over fabricated ruthlessness, that’s foolishness
And rap’s full of thespian thugs
Angry for some reason, but y’all forgot what the reason was

(CHORUS)

I used to rather not smile or laugh a lot
‘Cause when ‘earthquakes’ happened in my life, no one was there to face the aftershock
Or walk me through tremors, so I teach my daughter born at the edge of September…
To God, she fully can surrender
I tell her teenagers stay mean, so stay clean
& clear of the nonsense they scream ‘cause they won’t matter when you’re eighteen
‘Cause if my daughter being bullied is the reason she won’t learn
Then any peer that’s acting funny is the least of my concerns
No beef, but I definitely stay driven
To be healthy competition for Selah or JGivens
Even if I end up losing awards they stay winnin’
Even if I’m not what Funkmaster Flex or Wade’s spinnin’
The vision is to challenge any system
Regardless if I rap at any fest or be a general in any kingdom
If I’m on RAP RADAR'S of 2 DOPEBOYZ
Or nowhere on it, I’m still rockin’, quitting is no choice
I’d love the accolades & platforms but truth is this
If it’s worth more than God’s co-sign, it’s foolishness
I’m either for the Savior or not
With black youth being sold for sex or shot by the neighborhood watch
So while y’all debate about art & legalism
Kids with hearts of evil in ‘em tear apart the legal system
In a world where constantly I got to witness more responsibly
So I can’t rap so you’ll finally honor me

(CHORUS)

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released March 4, 2014

THE RESOLUTION: Written by Jason Andre Roberts (CONQUEST) for SeanMessiahJaylahMusic (ASCAP). Produced by Dwayne 'GODZ G' Robinson for Last Lyricists Music and Jason Andre Roberts aka CONQUEST. Music recorded & mixed by Edgar 'EDY MAGIC' Lagares for JahRockn Productions in Brooklyn NY. Vocals, recorded and mixed by Mike Irish for Shifted Recordings in Brooklyn NY. Mastered by Mike Irish for Shifted Recordings.

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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: The Resolution (IDGAF: I Don't Generate Attention for Foolishness)
Today’s Arts & Entertainment’s trying to do me like Phil Robertson
They snatch my freedom of speech for my faith while I’m still jotting them
On these sheets of paper ‘cause their nature got me plotting tough
In Christ I’ve decreased, I am not enough
I’m on that John 3:30, with ‘the foolishness of God’
That’s overpowers man’s wisdom, written truth, no façade
When rappers dismiss the bible & yet show the ‘same love’
In quoting 1st Corinthians in advocating gay love
For the record Macklemore, I don’t hate you
I’m just a radical thinker that’s trying to educate you
‘Cause if it ain’t credible, it’s not worth a decibel
When pedophiles are fighting for the same rights as homosexuals
They argue if you could be born attracted to the same sex
Then why not have those desires for minors? It’s a train wreck
Insane yet, Erica Campbell’s dress gets more press
Minorities are more upset, priorities we ought to check
Church folk got sexual tension we don’t confess so
They’re stuck in denial, while we argue ‘bout a dress though?!!!
Meanwhile autistic kids disappear without a trace
Societies are picketing to interfere & doubt the faith
That brings relief when schools are being shot up every six months
So screw radio debates, illuminati witch-hunts
Top ten lists & those awards meant to stress your clout
And any other thing that God couldn’t care less about

CHORUS:
When you get to certain age, you live life & grind more
& there are certain things you don’t have time for
I’m really focused on my purpose so the truth is this
I don’t generate attention for foolishness
So really though, I don’t give a furthermost thought about that nonsense
I’m non-responsive
Yeah, really though, I don’t give a furthermost thought about that nonsense
What does that accomplish?

I was always that weird kid, it wasn’t hard to spot me
In those Metallica t-shirts that my grandmother got me
Those were gateway drugs for eclectic tastes that make me unique
So I don’t really care about your critiques
I’m not backpack enough, too influenced by Bjork
My beats are too alternative so I’m not reppin’ New York
Imagine if I told God ‘I buried my talents to rap over southern beats to please a purist’
Are you serious?
I know Trinidad James scarred you for life
If you’re a purist but don’t tell me how to flip bars that I write
Or stay exclusive to my region, that reason got me a bit embarrassed
When my practice was raised on Brad Jordan & Clifford Harris
Andre Benjamin as well as the Eminem you be mentioning
You’re mad I mixed metal with chop & screw? Then it’s not for you
I’m Shakespeare’s own; I’m in a clear zone
So I don’t hear drones with Deftones that’s bleeding out my earphones
Listen, I’m ‘Back to School’ with the ‘Elite’
I watched you ‘Change’ from that ‘Hole in the Earth’ left by my speech
Left the underground exposed, but my heroes ain’t just J. Medeiros
But you wanna see me burn Drake by the stake, nah I’m straight
I don’t rock with every topic but at least he’s honest
I rather "emo" over fabricated ruthlessness, that’s foolishness
And rap’s full of thespian thugs
Angry for some reason, but y’all forgot what the reason was

(CHORUS)

I used to rather not smile or laugh a lot
‘Cause when ‘earthquakes’ happened in my life, no one was there to face the aftershock
Or walk me through tremors, so I teach my daughter born at the edge of September…
To God, she fully can surrender
I tell her teenagers stay mean, so stay clean
& clear of the nonsense they scream ‘cause they won’t matter when you’re eighteen
‘Cause if my daughter being bullied is the reason she won’t learn
Then any peer that’s acting funny is the least of my concerns
No beef, but I definitely stay driven
To be healthy competition for Selah or JGivens
Even if I end up losing awards they stay winnin’
Even if I’m not what Funkmaster Flex or Wade’s spinnin’
The vision is to challenge any system
Regardless if I rap at any fest or be a general in any kingdom
If I’m on RAP RADAR'S of 2 DOPEBOYZ
Or nowhere on it, I’m still rockin’, quitting is no choice
I’d love the accolades & platforms but truth is this
If it’s worth more than God’s co-sign, it’s foolishness
I’m either for the Savior or not
With black youth being sold for sex or shot by the neighborhood watch
So while y’all debate about art & legalism
Kids with hearts of evil in ‘em tear apart the legal system
In a world where constantly I got to witness more responsibly
So I can’t rap so you’ll finally honor me

(CHORUS)
Track Name: The Resolution (IDGAF: Radio Edit)
Today’s Arts & Entertainment’s trying to do me like Phil Robertson
They snatch my freedom of speech for my faith while I’m still jotting them
On these sheets of paper ‘cause their nature got me plotting tough
In Christ I’ve decreased, I am not enough
I’m on that John 3:30, with ‘the foolishness of God’
That’s overpowers man’s wisdom, written truth, no façade
When rappers dismiss the bible & yet show the ‘same love’
In quoting 1st Corinthians in advocating gay love
For the record Macklemore, I don’t hate you
I’m just a radical thinker that’s trying to educate you
‘Cause if it ain’t credible, it’s not worth a decibel
When pedophiles are fighting for the same rights as homosexuals
They argue if you could be born attracted to the same sex
Then why not have those desires for minors? It’s a train wreck
Insane yet, Erica Campbell’s dress gets more press
Minorities are more upset, priorities we ought to check
Church folk got sexual tension we don’t confess so
They’re stuck in denial, while we argue ‘bout a dress though?!!!
Meanwhile autistic kids disappear without a trace
Societies are picketing to interfere & doubt the faith
That brings relief when schools are being shot up every six months
So screw radio debates, illuminati witch-hunts
Top ten lists & those awards meant to stress your clout
And any other thing that God couldn’t care less about

CHORUS:
When you get to certain age, you live life & grind more
& there are certain things you don’t have time for
I’m really focused on my purpose so the truth is this
I don’t generate attention for foolishness
So really though, I don’t give a furthermost thought about that nonsense
I’m non-responsive
Yeah, really though, I don’t give a furthermost thought about that nonsense
What does that accomplish?

I used to rather not smile or laugh a lot
‘Cause when ‘earthquakes’ happened in my life, no one was there to face the aftershock
Or walk me through tremors, so I teach my daughter born at the edge of September…
To God, she fully can surrender
I tell her teenagers stay mean, so stay clean
& clear of the nonsense they scream ‘cause they won’t matter when you’re eighteen
‘Cause if my daughter being bullied is the reason she won’t learn
Then any peer that’s acting funny is the least of my concerns
No beef, but I definitely stay driven
To be healthy competition for Selah or JGivens
Even if I end up losing awards they stay winnin’
Even if I’m not what Funkmaster Flex or Wade’s spinnin’
The vision is to challenge any system
Regardless if I rap at any fest or be a general in any kingdom
If I’m on RAP RADAR'S of 2 DOPEBOYZ
Or nowhere on it, I’m still rockin’, quitting is no choice
I’d love the accolades & platforms but truth is this
If it’s worth more than God’s co-sign, it’s foolishness
I’m either for the Savior or not
With black youth being sold for sex or shot by the neighborhood watch
So while y’all debate about art & legalism
Kids with hearts of evil in ‘em tear apart the legal system
In a world where constantly I got to witness more responsibly
So I can’t rap so you’ll finally honor me

(CHORUS)
Track Name: The Resolution (IDGAF: Dirtier Mix)
Today’s Arts & Entertainment’s trying to do me like Phil Robertson
They snatch my freedom of speech for my faith while I’m still jotting them
On these sheets of paper ‘cause their nature got me plotting tough
In Christ I’ve decreased, I am not enough
I’m on that John 3:30, with ‘the foolishness of God’
That’s overpowers man’s wisdom, written truth, no façade
When rappers dismiss the bible & yet show the ‘same love’
In quoting 1st Corinthians in advocating gay love
For the record Macklemore, I don’t hate you
I’m just a radical thinker that’s trying to educate you
‘Cause if it ain’t credible, it’s not worth a decibel
When pedophiles are fighting for the same rights as homosexuals
They argue if you could be born attracted to the same sex
Then why not have those desires for minors? It’s a train wreck
Insane yet, Erica Campbell’s dress gets more press
Minorities are more upset, priorities we ought to check
Church folk got sexual tension we don’t confess so
They’re stuck in denial, while we argue ‘bout a dress though?!!!
Meanwhile autistic kids disappear without a trace
Societies are picketing to interfere & doubt the faith
That brings relief when schools are being shot up every six months
So screw radio debates, illuminati witch-hunts
Top ten lists & those awards meant to stress your clout
And any other thing that God couldn’t care less about

CHORUS:
When you get to certain age, you live life & grind more
& there are certain things you don’t have time for
I’m really focused on my purpose so the truth is this
I don’t generate attention for foolishness
So really though, I don’t give a furthermost thought about that nonsense
I’m non-responsive
Yeah, really though, I don’t give a furthermost thought about that nonsense
What does that accomplish?

I was always that weird kid, it wasn’t hard to spot me
In those Metallica t-shirts that my grandmother got me
Those were gateway drugs for eclectic tastes that make me unique
So I don’t really care about your critiques
I’m not backpack enough, too influenced by Bjork
My beats are too alternative so I’m not reppin’ New York
Imagine if I told God ‘I buried my talents to rap over southern beats to please a purist’
Are you serious?
I know Trinidad James scarred you for life
If you’re a purist but don’t tell me how to flip bars that I write
Or stay exclusive to my region, that reason got me a bit embarrassed
When my practice was raised on Brad Jordan & Clifford Harris
Andre Benjamin as well as the Eminem you be mentioning
You’re mad I mixed metal with chop & screw? Then it’s not for you
I’m Shakespeare’s own; I’m in a clear zone
So I don’t hear drones with Deftones that’s bleeding out my earphones
Listen, I’m ‘Back to School’ with the ‘Elite’
I watched you ‘Change’ from that ‘Hole in the Earth’ left by my speech
Left the underground exposed, but my heroes ain’t just J. Medeiros
But you wanna see me burn Drake by the stake, nah I’m straight
I don’t rock with every topic but at least he’s honest
I rather "emo" over fabricated ruthlessness, that’s foolishness
And rap’s full of thespian thugs
Angry for some reason, but y’all forgot what the reason was

(CHORUS)

I used to rather not smile or laugh a lot
‘Cause when ‘earthquakes’ happened in my life, no one was there to face the aftershock
Or walk me through tremors, so I teach my daughter born at the edge of September…
To God, she fully can surrender
I tell her teenagers stay mean, so stay clean
& clear of the nonsense they scream ‘cause they won’t matter when you’re eighteen
‘Cause if my daughter being bullied is the reason she won’t learn
Then any peer that’s acting funny is the least of my concerns
No beef, but I definitely stay driven
To be healthy competition for Selah or JGivens
Even if I end up losing awards they stay winnin’
Even if I’m not what Funkmaster Flex or Wade’s spinnin’
The vision is to challenge any system
Regardless if I rap at any fest or be a general in any kingdom
If I’m on RAP RADAR'S of 2 DOPEBOYZ
Or nowhere on it, I’m still rockin’, quitting is no choice
I’d love the accolades & platforms but truth is this
If it’s worth more than God’s co-sign, it’s foolishness
I’m either for the Savior or not
With black youth being sold for sex or shot by the neighborhood watch
So while y’all debate about art & legalism
Kids with hearts of evil in ‘em tear apart the legal system
In a world where constantly I got to witness more responsibly
So I can’t rap so you’ll finally honor me

(CHORUS)