CONQUEST will release the SINGLE/EP ‘R.A.G.E. + Video
On January 9th 2012. Tri-state based MC/songwriter/producer CONQUEST a.k.a. JAY RENEGADE will release the SINGLE/EP ‘R.A.G.E. (Revenge Against God’s Enemies)” off his forthcoming 2012 album “RADICAL DEPARTURE”. This EP will contain multiple versions of the “R.A.G.E.” single as well as additional songs/potential singles off the new 2012 album. This new single is an East Coast radio friendly street record with classic rock/metal edge that lives up ‘QUEST’S reputation for profound & inventive lyricism, often addressing provocative subject matter with intricate wordplay. “R.A.G.E.” was produced by D. STEELE ( http://soundcloud.com/dsteelemusic ) & mixed and mastered by KEITH ‘VULTCHA’ THOMAS http://twitter.com/VULTCHAtheMC.
“R.A.G.E.” marks a new musical chapter and re-invention for CONQUEST as an artist and urban evangelist. After dropping 4 studio albums and 4 mixtapes between 2003 & 2011, a fact documented in it’s availabity for download at http://conquest.bandcamp.com. The EP and 2012 album are projects that find CONQUEST producing unadulterated hip hop music with an alternative rock & soul influence that will be recognized as either ‘Christian hip-hop’ or hip hop created by a Christian without separation or any form of fear or apprehension. the “R.A.G.E.” single itself not only examines/promotes the sentiments of the ROMANS 12:19 scripture verse, but it also addresses ‘QUEST’s testimony of escape from being sexually molested/abused by a male pastor & how it affected his spiritual life, as well as his reflections on the acts of terrorism that went down in COLUMBINE & VIRGINIA TECH school shootings. Those and other instances fuel the theme of the song where the idea of ‘REVENGE’ is re-interpreted for GOD’S glory.
Look for the Trinidadian born Conquest a.k.a. Jay Renegade (whose musical influences include artists as diverse as Eminem, Mastodon, Lupe Fiasco, Underoath, Fiona Apple, Marvin Gaye, Hillsong United, Jay-Z & The Devil Wears Prada) to bring you an original, unorthodox but still commercially viable style of music and ministry in 2012 and beyond. Expect CONQUEST to not only continue making great music with a vivid and outspoken message of salvation through JESUS CHRIST but also speak on the social, political and pop culture influences that affect everyone throughout the world from a disciple’s perspective & worldview.