Crown of Thorns

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released July 28, 2009

All songs published by Kingdom Minded Records, LLC.

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Track Name: Ain't About Me
Ain't About Me:

[ [ [ CHORUS ] ] ]

If it ain't about Christ (echo)
Then it ain't about me (echo)
If it ain't about Christ (echo)
Then it ain't about me (echo)
If I ain't about Christ then it ain't about me
Cause I know He came and died and He hung on a tree
And He laid in a grave and He did that for three
See I don't know another man that would laid down for me

[ [ [ Channel ] ] ]

If Christianity's wrong then I ain't right
And if this was a courtroom then give me life
No more following lies I want truth
And if you need evidence I AM PROOF
Christ, put that lower case T on
With more shine that diamonds from Sierra-Leone
With conflict he vindicated a convict
Took a man cripple with sin and let him run with
Beautiful feet we hit our hoods mayne
A bunch of hardheads like we part of a street gang
Repping for Christ name that's who we follow
Leaving it on the line like its no tomorrow
Man of Sorrow suffering Savior
No time to waste like my name was Flava
So get your squad and get these tracks
And go and tell them bout the one who put the Cross on His back

[ [ [ Sizzle ] ] ]

If it ain't about Christ then it ain't about me
Cause He paid the cost on a hill called Calvary
See the nails in his hands the nails in his feet
See the Crown made of thorns yep he did that for me
Laid down his life in spite of being,
all powerful knowing and almighty
I don't know nobody else who could come up off a throne
And dwell in a place total opposite from home
So I hope you understand why I'm on the path I'm on
Cause he sacrificed his life in exchanged for my soul
See I let him take control and I deny me
Cause I'm not of this world call ya boy E. T,.
Yeah, And I'm phoning home, o
ut here city to city for Christ like a mobile home
So when you ask me to indulge in sin, and I say No
Cause if Christ ain't in it, Bro I ain't trying to go!

[ [ [ Unbreakable ] ] ]

I ain't playing games no more Christ is the way to go
Teamed up with KMR and I'm here to Let Them Know
That he bled and he died and he rose on the third day
I ain't talking what I heard homie this is what his word say
He died on the cross for all our sins
Started talking bout the truth and I lost a couple friends
They didn't wanna hear that by His Grace I been saved
And I'm living for the Lord all the way to the grave
Im on the right track and I ain't looking back
I'm God's child homie I ain't gotta slang crack
He supplies what I need He supplies what I want
People saying get money but his favor's what I want
They be asking where the weed at I just know where the word at
Thankful for his grace cause I know I don't deserve that
I'm walking straight and narrow cause my flesh is so wrong
And for everything else I sing the hook to this song
Track Name: We Ride
[ [ [ Chorus ] ] ]

We live(echo)
We ride (echo)
We live(echo)
To Rep Christ
Oooo, ayyy! (echo)
(repeat)

[ [ [ Sizzle ] ] ]

See we a Red Ink Calvary, trying to lead these souls to the blood on Calvary
Cause it is there where Christ came and salvage these
Murderers, hustlers, and gangster wanna-be's
Im trying to lift His name higher than a alley be
So you can vividly view the King that dwells in me
The pictures painted so beautifully
You would think Michelangelo, or Da Vinci
A blood stained canvas equipped with nails
A tomb with no stone, and keys to hell
See it was Romans 12, verse 13
I gotta share this Word cause you are in need
See we sold out from our heads to our feet
And we take His Truth and we put it over beats
24/7, 365, we represent Christ and this is how we ride

[ [ [ Elijah ] ] ]

For Sale sign on my heart shows I need a buyer
They laughing at me, cause my life resembles flat tires
Before the purchase He checked me for loose wires
Changed my life's tags before they expired
Nails, Cross, Thorns, Blood is how I was acquired
Since the exchanged my Blue Book doubled in Value
Windows roll down call his name even louder
Comes when I need him like "Kit" from Knight Rider
Floor Matts Linered the Face of Jehovah Jirah
God my provider, He's my designated driver
Together we ride, others stop and admire
His Love so deep I call him "The Insider"
Got a grip on my Life like it was steering column
He's known as "The Way" so I sit back and follow
I'm going to a place that's Spiritually Higher
Interior match exterior is what He requires

[ [ [ [ tha messenger ] ] ]

We ride with our hands up like amusement parks
Amazed that He sparked our hearts amused we park
In the grace of Christ Son of the Beholder
Who Rose like a dozen Jalen and shrugged shoulders
My life is in Jehovah's palm like a Treo
He died up on a tree yo, so we could be redeemed bro
We're on a joy ride with the King we glorify
Your 24's are minimized because our God is maximized
All Sufficient, El Shaddai Sovereign Father Adonai
He redefines the feeble minds that blinds the eyes of mankind
So if we're passin ya, we're designated passengers
Whose riding with the Master bruh, trying to get you answers
Out of passages that rep His name
We walk so deep in Jesus, we leave footprints in His veins
Switch lanes!
Cause He's inviting you with motives to disciple you
And all the sin you like to do, will soon be sin you used to do
Track Name: Swagger On Lean
[ [ [ Chorus ] ] ]

Fitted (hat) on tilt swagger on lean
No crease in the jeans so fresh so clean
All whites (shoes) but is it all light that I bring
Cause I could lead you to hell if I don't honor the King

[ [ [ Channel ] ] ]

No one on the corner got swagger like me
The way I bend corners in that Bentley GT
Hopping out fresh in some new Louie V
Feeling like Pac All Eyes On Me
I'm something to see so everybody follow
Money over everything that is my motto
That's what your favorite rapper saying right
Money guns and sex is all he talks behind the mic
But where's the remote
You tuned in to the Channel so let's talk murder like she wrote
Cause He was killer with the pen game
Coming to save you Baby Boy's like Ving Rhames
He bares the scars of nails that pierced
And He was I AM way before Sasha Fierce
And He didn't do it with diamonds off in a big chain
But he brought real light with His blood stain

[ [ [ Sizzle ] ] ]

You wanna talk about swag? Well Christ is the epitome
It'll take all day to tell y'all what he did for me
So lyrically I boast about the Lord God the savior
Creator, who created creation
You talk about Jockin your fresh,
jock, jockin your fresh
Y'all caught up in ya flesh,
I ain't jockin I'm blessed
So believe there's no stress on the road to success
With Christ at the forefront I'm a co-heir at less
And that's royalty baby and I dare to be great so believe I'm slaving
Cause my life is a ransom already paid
When He died on the cross and then He rose from the grave
You talking bout you paid and your paper long
well Christ sits on a throne where the streets are gold stone
and His Word cuts sharper than your swagger daggers
better read about the truth yall the swagger jackers

[ [ [ The Vessel ] ] ]

Can't see him with his fitted slightly tilted to the left.
You would think it was Thanksgiving cause he gravy with the dressing
You begging for his recipe cause you craving what he fed ya
The ingredients just might be detrimental to your health
Your music's delusional when he's lyrically deceptive
And his swagga lean may mean that he's spiritually decrepit
You seek the right way to heaven he's giving the wrong directions
You'll know it when the directions consist of too many lefts.
So quick to defend yourself you say I'm just jamming the beat.
Must be deaf not to hear what your favorite rapper speaks
What your favorite raper feeds not what your favorite rapper eating
It just sprinkled on his singles to keep the registers ringing.
So don't go jamming ya boy cause I sound hip when I talk
Or cause I limp when I walk or my denim is starched
Cause best believe if I don't give you the Lord (my God)
Like Matthew, Luke, and John ya boy is missing the "Mark".

[ [ [ Blue ] ] ]

Money [Money] in the bank, Money [Money] on my mind
Flesh [Flesh] never satisfied, hungry all the time
Gimme this Gimme that
Greed, lust, on the grind,
Hustling just to shine, Rush [Rush] tingles ya spine, (Yeah)
You can't ignore it You [You] You'll do anything for it,
These are facts I state this aint foreign
You can't get rid of the cravings,
And you still lack principle like minimum payments (Let's Go!)
It's game time, so we all about business
You boys aint paying attention we're charging the doubters interest
So, if you think the whole click's going fed
Understand we don't support plans to chase bread
It's J.C. cause J.P. is dead
And it's unmistakable grace on this path we tread
So if it's faith then it's war and them habits try to cling
He's able to make you stand so ya swagger don't lean
Track Name: He's My King 2
[ [ [ Chorus ] ] ]

He's My King (repeat)

[ [ [ Channel ] ] ]

Listen, He's my King like Arthur
Famous star and and strapped with him like Travis Barker
But I march to a whole different drum beat
Cause He's stronger in areas that I'm week
Defeat is not an option baby
I dance through trials like I'm Patrick Swayze
And yes I'm dirty
Cause he took a sinner like me and cleaned me up and made me clergy
I'm a renegade I will not quit
I'm on the field for him I will not quit
He's is my pick
Not 50 nor T.I. or Wayne or Jay-Z but my click
Is Elijah, Sizzle, and Vessel
And a bunch of more KMR rebels
And we got shovels cause everyday we dig our own grave
Outcast for Christ like Andre 3k (get em)

[ [ [ Sizzle ] ] ]

Let me tell you bout my king the Lord God Jehovah
His truth is the path so let him guide you over
He is the foundation on which we stand
A river of living water our daily bread
The provider banner
healer lantern
bigger better
than lights or your cameras
King Jesus the standard, the world's a stick shift
too complicated and always changing gears
Im trying gear your ears to the truth that we spill
and show the whole world why unashamed is how we live
Jesus representatives screaming 'WE REP CHRIST'
cause the wages of sin is death 'We want life'
And that more abundantly, his return is soon to come
So make way for the King
Your time is running out better fall to your knees
And bow before the Lord cause He's my King

[ [ [ The Vessel ] ] ]

Let's get straight to the subject where are the subjects
Who subject to pay honor to the Lord of Lords
Please let me just suggest
That all hail King Jesus cause He reigns(rains) like thunderstorms
And the rain is likely gonna pour
But I'mma ride cause He controls the rains(reins?) like I'm on a horse
Your waters troubled then the Master can calm'em
Before Michael Phelps Jesus mastered the water.
Yeah, so please submit like an application
What's the point in reading scripts without the application
You got a job and Christ the employer
Incomes the Spirit when you doing the Lord's work.
Be not afraid and not worried.
Of Peace He the Prince so he reign (rain) like purple
So I bow like curtsy cause He's God.
Even the world's royalty will bow from Lebron James to T.I.

[ [ [ tha messenger ] ] ]

An urbanized pheasant telling legends of a King
His domain is everything from Venus to Beijing
Positioned high on the right like an exponent
Submission was his ammunition perplexing opponents
A physician to those in tradition and the wicked
Removing all gray areas like lottery tickets
There's only one way, like downtown streets
A scarlet carpet of blood is trailed from His feet
So unique. Strong when I'm weak, He's fervent
I worship the Master who would rather be a servant
Or a surgeon urgently urging men
To let him operate on their stony hearts to remove sin
Which holds us back like friends do when a fight starts
But Christ set us free, so call us torn apart
That's what sets him apart from any other king
It's like a trial and I'm a witness to the joy he brings
Track Name: Crown - The Betrayal
[ [ [ tha messenger ] ] ]

Full of grace He came.
To a faithless terrain where His aim was to reign,
In spite His name being defamed by the disdaining behavior
of the traitors who rooted the estrange relationship with the Creator.
There is no one greater.
He came as the Savior, His name is Jesus.
The exact representation of the lender of life.
He is The Way, the Truth, and the Life to the lifeless
A Light to all on the broad road of darkness.
The only one in history to proficiently master righteousness.His name is Jesus
Because of love, callus resides underneath his feet
as he explores to reach the core of non-believers.
And beneath the decors of the law keepers and synagogues leaders
The Oral Law teachers and the Son of Man seekers, His name is Jesus.
Most where expecting Him.
But when He arrived they rejected Him.
Only relying on sheer sight, they neglected Him.
His teachings dissected them and revealed the sin in them that infected them.
He came in the form of lowly mere man and they missed him.
Betrayed by his own, like when Judas had kissed him.
But still instilled God's will to the entire world system
While humanity attempted to sin less
Jesus sinlessly perfected stupendous
Passion and compassionate
He rest in His Father's bosom like babies and basinets
Prophetical and Intellectual teachings through parables
Track Name: Amazing Grace
[ [ [ Chorus ] ] ]

Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
Of the one who came and placed
My feet on solid ground
Amazing grace
(repeat)

[ [ [ tha messenger ] ] ]

Grace. His unmerited favor
Christ came to save us, we call Him our Savior
Gradually vanishing, my life was a fade cut
'til Jesus came along and shape me up just like
an edge upThought I was made of
Just pleasing others, suppressing weed in my chest
A depressed mess was tha messenger
And I aint Damon Wayans, but I had major pain
Like EA Sports, guess it's all in the game
That I chose but He rose to expose
The darkness deep in my soul, no longer heartless, He has full control
The concrete in the street
Cant compare to the Rock that's beneath my feet
My solid foundation!
It's tough like hazing,
But in the Christ I trust cause he just amazing.
Gotta give it to Him!
We're just some church boys blazing on bars
Cause God and man is like us and stars
So distant

[ [ [ The Vessel ] ] ]

Amazing Grace the sound more sweeter than a
Plate of cake I'm gone eat it
He found me sinking in sin, with the stinkiest stench
Then paid my debt without spending a cent
The blessed key to set me free is why Jesus was sent
The Thirteenth amendment in a spiritual sense
He heard my cry and came running like He did him a sprint
For my sin and my shame he was bruised and scarred.
He placed my feet on ground firmer than a group of lawyers
I was relocated like a Houston Oiler,
He remembered your boy like a Titan and
Jesus took the weights off the bars I'm reciting
He loved me with no conditions and no restrictions
So like a three time felon, man I'm so convicted
He controls my spirit controls my mental
So Jesus the institute to whom I'm so committed.

[ [ [ The Channel ] ] ]

You ain't talking bout me if you ain't talking bout G R
And ACE for the King like PO-K-E-R
He kept me man could've folded my hand
But it wasn't no love like Bobby Blue Band
At least on my end but now my pen
Puts work in cause He came and took my sin
I win so push all your chips to the center
And please make way for this newborn sinner
Do you remember the times just like Michael
When we were still caught up sin and it's cycle
Cause I was on my own path
And had no clue that I was facing His wrath
Now I look back on my past and I'm thankful mayne
Cause I'm riding with a crew call us the Graveyard Gang
Gotta die at all cost that's a part of the call
I might stumble but grace won't let me fall
Amazing amazing amazing amazing
He's amazing
Track Name: Be You
[ [ [ Chorus ] ] ]

Be You
There are many parts but one body
Be You
In Christ you are somebody
Be You
You don't have to be nobody else
(repeat)

Cause in Christ you are a success
Be you be new be true be you be you!

[ [ [ Elijah ] ] ]

Before you were formed in ya mother's womb
He foreknew strengths and weaknesses that He would include
Get your hands off snooze and get to walking in those shoes
Designs with a purpose to fulfill Christ news
Discipling's like a card game you got to go fishing
Beyond the shallow waters is where you catch the misfits
You can do all things through Christ who strengthens
Conductor Called…… He's looking for his instruments
God arranged the parts of the body like He wanted them
Not playing your role is like the Eagles with no Donovan
Daniel, Jacob, Ruth, Sarah, Peter and Samson
Fought through the struggles overcoming circumstances
Need you to be who you were created to be
Not like the world end up one of God's enemies
New and old Christians Dive into the Scriptures
Ephesians 4:11 which fits your description, BE YOU!

[ [ [ The Vessel ] ] ]

Who remember when Jay-Z mentioned he was the blue-print
And to succeed you tried to do him?
Who all recalls when J.C. stated I am the way the truth and life?
Which in layman's means the true-print
And H like Nike cause he do check that when you "Be You"
It is done correctly when you just do it
And don't fear being alone when sing your new song
Cause when Jesus comes along it's a duet
And when you flying solo don't be surprised
That your homeboy's be like G-5's and your crew jets
Just build ya house on a rock that's solid that's a Tim Allen crib
Cause that's a home improvement
You not a loser your a winner in fact
The race that you running is just a victory lap
You not a puppet so He loves you with noi strings attached
And like a zillion dollar bill nobody changing that and that's that

[ [ [ Zephaniah ] ] ]

If you running with the wrong crowd then I'm advising you to stop
It's important to know who you are but also to know who you're not
You didn't fit in anyway you realized it from the start
You were formed to be unique your potter set you apart
So you can't hang out with the norm trying to kick it like they do
You don't belong to the world God copyrighted you
So just simply be yourself don't try to be the same
To keep your life on track you have to stay in your lane
Just be ready to be used like David with his sling
And live your life purposeful cause homeboy your a King
And baby girl you're a ruby you don't see those everyday
And you have beauty forget what the magazines say
You're the head not the tail and never are beneath
So you don't need a tattoo or a gril on your teeth
So don't give your pearls to swine yes your father's a jeweler
You were born to be different He nicknamed you peculiar
Track Name: Casualties of War
[ [ [ Chorus ] ] ]

We're at war and there's crying
We're at war and there's dying
And with war lives are taken
And we are casualties of war
But there's life in Jesus life in Jesus
Life in Jesus Life in Jesus
There's Life in Jesus life in Jesus
And we are casualties of war
(There is life)

[ [ [ The Vessel ] ] ]

It's war time are you fighting on the Lord's side
If you know you are with no doubt then Hallelujah is your war cry
If your not sure who you with then your clearly fighting on the wrong side
Who is your God and will He fight by your side
And your boy cries cause it's a catastrophe
Fighting in a war that has so many casualties
And that's not cause there are fatalities
But cause so many lost their lives and didn't have the King
It's the saddest scene to see a fence and these cats seem to be
Saddling up cause they straddling
So I hit the block and I'm packing heat
Not a strap see it's the cross on His back indeed
So I'll ride and I'll fight for my Lord
He's my Master I'm bout it I'm down for the cause
If there's lost lives that can be found I'll die for the cause, cause
(We are casualties of war)

[ [ [ Channel ] ] ]

It's war time are you fighting on the Lord's side
Every 15 minutes a teenager commits suicide
In the Middle East even on our streets
All I see war cries and hatred there is no peace
So we're mislead nation against nation
I don't think we see the magnitude of all we're facing
The calamities famines the wars and the rain
Persecution and death for the sake of His name
On Calvary yes on Calvary
He shed blood for a sinner like me this tragedy
Yes it baffles me cause I know I'm not worthy
But yet He still came down and served me
Casualties casualties casualties
We are casualties of war
Track Name: Crown - The Crucifixion
[ [ [ tha messenger ] ] ]

As the still of the night hits, He's anxiously split on His commitment.
Antagonized. Ostracized. Sleep deprived. Agonized.
And soon to criminalized
His soul groans
Ocean eyes as salt deposits drip down to the Savior's rugged feet
In deceit Judas leads the soldiers to the (meek) cheek of the beholder.
"I am He". He boldly speaksThe one and only Jesus of Nazareth
Fully armed like Jesus was hazardous.
Though He raised Lazarus, He refused to use His power
As they devoured Him before Caiaphas.
Flogged before magistrates whose madness and hate
Impatiently waited for the Master's death date.
Yet He refused to retaliate, understanding
The annihilation was preparation for His destination.
The abrasions from the thorned crown
permitted blood to trickle down His swollen face
They made a mock king by mocking the king
Mocked him by the fierce piercing of the rugged thorns
In gladness they pressed the prickled crown through His flesh
Can you sense the sadness of the King's status?
On behalf of a laugh He got a robe and staff
They bowed and smashed Jesus with the same staff
Gash after gash, the crown goes deeper.
Mock Him, beat Him, sock Him, tease Him.
The Roman cross.
Track Name: The Remedy
[ [ [ Chorus ] ] ]

Fear no man fear no enemy
Looking in the mirror yes I'm looking at the enemy
(I) Know that Christ died and He died for the sin in me
He's the Remedy He's the Remedy
My remedy He's my remedy
Jesus the King He's my remedy
My remedy He's My remedy
The sin in me is sickening but He's my remedy


[ [ [ Blue ] ] ]

J-E..S-U-S you guessed it, Jesus!
God's Son truth stronger than Ether
So I'mma launch deeper cast my net
In broad day then broadcast what I catch I'm such a wretch
They say it's no such thing as bad press
But the "good news" they spew's just a bad guess
But they'll never find me my address
Gives them unwarranted access to add stress
Pimps prostituting this heresy
Selling woof tickets to health wealth and prosperity
The only Hills they're looking to is in Beverly,
While souls thirsting they're controlling interest and Coach pursing
The spoils the war's not to be a conformer
They want ya boy to crack like the fiends on the corner
Fear and lies had my faith in hand-cuffs
Lord help me I need your grace to stand UP!! (JESUS!)

[ [ [ tha messenger ] ] ]

Bound, shackled, confined yeah look at my life
Too many signs reminding me about the afterlife
I feel I won't make it
Ever since Adam realized that he was naked mankind has been forsaken
So here comes the Law we break 'em all
Because the fall we're all enthralled by Satan, deserving condemnation
A blazing destination for this pagan generation
Terminated Eliminated allegations
Salvation through the Son equals pearly gates
Make no mistake He comes before your hood like your license plate
That's why we praise Him over beats through these similes
The remedy supersedes the reason for your Jesus piece
He speaks peace to the waves and the seas
Through the power of the One whose first and last just like (parentheses)
Rendered His Son and blessed me as if I just sneeze
Be reconciled to God trust Jesus He's the remedy

[ [ [ Elijah ] ] ]

Any Problems you may have Jesus is the Cure
Living Testimony raise my hands cause I'm sure
Thirst Quencher Life-Giver Mind Regulator
Pain-eraser Heart-fixer Truth Navigator
Relieves more than any pitcher in the majors
Couldn't relieve myself so He came as my Savior
His uniform was that of a human frame
No name on the back the cross was mounted in exchange
What kind of Doc(tor) you know would take a free visit
To heal dying people who couldn't stand His existence
Betrayed crucified then rose from the grave
With so much power He made death behave
Who would have thought blood could clean dirt
Worse when doubts lurk with those inside the church
If you get nothing from the previous lines
His death gave breath in no other God you'll find
Track Name: He's Good
[ [ [ Chorus ] ] ]

I'm just thinkin bout God and how he gave his son
Laid down His life for all the wrong I've done.
He's good (that's right) God is good
Said I'm just thinkin bout God and how He gave His son
Laid down His life for all the wrong I've done
He's good,(that's right) God is so good

[ [ [ Unbreakable ] ] ]

Selling weed to my lil homie's sack after sack
Helping assist the devil just so I can make a stack
Lying to these women just to lay'em on they back
Telling them what they wanna hear like I'm some kind of mack
Man it's clear to see I was totally off track
But God stepped in and got me hooked like crack
I know Gods' good so so good
He protected me from harm while I was thuggin' in the hood
I could've been dead sleeping in my grave
Or locked behind bars working like a slave
But He chose me and set me apart
Gave me another chance to go ahead and start playing my part
That's why He's worthy of the honor He's worthy of my day's
He's worthy of every moment I got to give him praise
He's been loving me every single second of my life
And to prove it He died and He gave His own life, He's good!

[ [ [ Channel ] ] ]

Never has there been one greater
The one passed Truth through my veins you think He played point for the Lakers
Cause liker Derek I'm a fisher
Sharing these Kodak moments hoping you get the picture
Cheese got us bowing to our knees
Rather pass at the chance of life, Drew Breeze
Hard times got us so twisted
The love of money is like crack and we all addicted
Prison cells full of good people
But we've robbed of our status by our appetite for sins evil
Aborted pregnancies and gang violence
Suicide and gun wars I'm tired of hearing street sirens
Silence for all of those who lost their life today
And to their families searching for a better day
There's a better way
That put the crown of thorns upon his head and He wore it like a toupee
Touché share truth like its (e)touffer
I got that Living Water boy Bobby Boucher
Forever and a day
I'm like a big screen TV I'm trying to put His name on display
But I'm in dismay
Cause the Bible is black and white in areas that we tend to paint grey
Cause He is Christ
If loving Him is wrong I don't want to do right
He's Good!

[ [ [ The Vessel ] ] ]

I wanna talk about G-O-D
And how to me He's been g-o-o-d
Was living high of life bout to sho' O-D(overdose)
With my future headed to "Memphis" it was oh so "Bleak"
Till I teamed up with R-O-C to the K
Told me that it wasn't all bout me like "Doe-ray"
Sin had my head all twisted like croshe
The path to God's a one way I was headed the wrong way
My ways was so tainted the roads had no pavement
Man, I'm so grateful my Savior showed grace
Cause I thought that I could run from the charges like O.J.
I only showed more guilt with my Bronco sprint
But cause of Jesus He acquitted like the glove don't fit
That's why I'm thankful that His blood homie, was poured on me
To wash my black soul whiter than snow
He's the light that shines and I'm just the pole, Unbreakable
Track Name: The Cypha
[ [ [ Sizzle ] ] ]

Man it's time for a change
It's time to take back the streets in the Lord's name
Time out for the dealing time out for the gangs
Time out for the killing time out for the pain
Time out for seeing struggle battling with the same things
It's time to take a stand and let the Lord reign
But we out here playing games out here hating each other
when the bible specifies that we should love one another
Yet we pass up our brother who is in desperate need
or we pass up our sister dealing with pregnancies
but most of all we miss the opportunity
to spread the gospel of G-O-D let's take it to the streets

[ [ [ Channel ] ] ]

Times is hard on the streets
That's why I got Truth and we put it over beats
Backpack full of cds on our feet
Representing the Son(sun) like a Miami Heat
Clicked up mayne gotta rebuild the city
Cause Lucifer is lurking and he's showing no pity
Now tell me are you with me will you hit your neighborhoods
And share about Christ and what he did on the wood?
I never been good it's only by Grace
That heaven has mansions and one is my place
I stay on a chase like I ain't got sense
Give my life to the Christ can't straddle the fence

[ [ [ tha messenger ] ] ]

Committing crimes got you dodging cops
Your heart stops to the sound as the gavel drops
The paradox is that you don't have a clue
Sin is stuck to you like glue
Jesus died to get you loose fam
I am a messenger for I AM
All caps fam can you see Him like a web cam?
On the internet. Who's in your inner net?
I got the Father, the Son, Spirit a triple threat
Here's a message for you cats on lock down
The cross stood on Calvary's ground
Behold the crown, worn by a perfect individual
This ain't subliminal, Jesus rose for criminals too, homie

[ [ [ Eljiah ] ] ]

They say beauty's in the eye of the beholder
But hold up It turned into Lust for her
Dude wants to satisfy his fleshly hunger
She sends an invite to his cellular number
He's a preacher she's a new-born Christian
Sex outside of marriage, against both their religion
Didn't think he would fall to satan's temptation
She feels Christ will never forgive her confession
Sin got past David's guard and sacked him
Yet he was acquitted from adulterous actions
Paul killed those who believed in Christ's passion
Repentance overcomes this silent assassin

[ [ [ Blue ] ] ]

I'm a dead man walking (walking) living to die
Looking (looking) for love (love) or the Ribbon in the Sky
But the truth is Stevie it ain't easy on the eyes
So deception creeps in trying to sneak me on the fly
So how am I gone stand?
Do I study (study) your Word trying to follow commands?
I'm trying to dig down deep but my house on sand
And the reign keeps pouring, Me? I keep snoring
Trying to wake up eyes heavy, I stay up
Pressing wrestling with the Lord like Jacob
So the Spirit's gotta fix my gaze
On the Lord Jesus so I could LIVE BY FAITH!!!

[ [ [ The Vessel ] ] ]

I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of
Christians not standing out
We witness loud with our mouths but that's just yappin'
When the lights and the camera on there's no action
Just acting on Sundays
When Monday comes like A.I. there's no practice
In a world full of questions man that's no answer
Drawn lines been trampled cause there's no standard
So where my saints at that shine those lanterns
In lives in darkness till the night go scatter
Be an example when you walking the earth
Sprinkle seasoning be the salt of the earth( church)

[ [ [ Unbreakable ] ] ]

Every youngsta in the hood wanna be a trapstar
Thinking they on top of the world with rims underneath they car
They wanna take the easy route
Thinking being hottest on the block is what life's all about
This way of thinking to me is so strang
It's time to get focused on Christ and seek change
So we here to take the youth back
We kicking in the door to hell and telling satan to get back
He's putting lies in their heads got'em running wild
The ignorance of their sins got'em living foul
But we here to preach truth
And we know God's real cause we all living proof!
Track Name: Crown - The Resurrection
[ [ [ tha messenger ] ] ]

Due to Jewish custom, they wrapped him in spices and tightly with linen
No thought of ascension as they left the tomb.
Left him alone like detention, in the death position
But His mission defeated rigor mortis.
Abandoned the costume and distorted their vision when they found Him missing.
They couldn't perceive it!
Thomas had to physically touch Jesus in order to believe it.
Indeed this seems deceiving,
but the plan was more than pain and bleeding.
It's easy to read the brutal beating
Or the unfair justice in the judicial proceedings
But gain to agree He rose in three for you and I
Rose to the sky to end what He began
So the incomplete can be complete
Along with the elite who trust in He.
The resurrection.
A reflection of you and I.
We're required to die to our pride and lustful desires
We must destroy our sinful empire.
In other words, we too must be crucified.
Just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father,
We too must be purified.
Justified by faith.
United through his death.
And in spite of of our imperfections, united through His resurrection.
No longer slaves to sin, yet slaves to righteousness.
Jesus died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to God.
To please and obey.
Not as a façade, but fervently seeking.
We also must seek the King.
Obediently delivering ourselves as living offerings for His glory.
You've heard his story.
Is He in your inventory?
Crown of Thorns…..
Track Name: Funeral Music
[ [ [ Chorus ] ] ]

This is my funeral music
play this when I die (when I die)
Said this is my funeral music
And everyday I gotta die (I gotta die)
So play my song (play my song)
I said play my song (play my song)
Said this is my funeral music
My, my funeral music

[ [ [ The Vessel ] ] ]

I wake up feeling suicidal
Cause killing me is vital to the Spirit's survival
So play my song cause this is just a reminder
To get a knife and then split the wrist of my selfish desires
See my weapon's the Bible go to the text in Colossians
and 2 and 11 blade can clear the flesh from the body
Roman 6 and 12 gage is cocked I shoot the shotty
So everybody stand it's time to go view the body (yeah)
So when you see me you attending a funeral
The old man dead cause I don't do what I use to do
They call me Eddie Kane cause my "Heartbeat" done gave up
Or even David Ruffin cause I'm dead to "Temptation"
And I don't just talk in church
But I'm strolling what is spoken I'm a walking hurst
I'm trying to make my death so transparent
That when you attend the service it's an open casket

[ [ [ Sizzle ] ] ]

My life gotta be similar to Micheal Jackson thriller
Cause I gotta be a killer of my flesh, a zombie
But don't focus on this content in the physical could I get spiritual for just a sec?
See this is my eulogy my funeral music
So take this time to read my obituary
Born sinful dwelled in the mud
Then died of sucide cause I'm covered in the blood
Don't weep for me please dry your eyes
cause I eternally live with the Lord the most high
See I had to die I had to sacrifice
My time in the world I had to clock-out
Was working for the devil now I dwell with the truth
Similar to Da Truth that you hear with Cross Move
But this a cross move that I had to make
So R.I.P. close the casket mayne

[ [ [ Channel ] ] ]

I want to be a casket with feet walking dead
In my santa clause suit cause I'm covered in red
And I ain't talking bout the color of the cotton on your shoulders
I'm talking bout the sacrificial blood of Jehovah
Listen, I know I can't be sane
Cause I'm done gave my whole life just to rep His name
I said something's wrong with me I can't be sane
Cause I done gave my whole life just to rep His name
Graveyard gang we do it for the Lord
I'm a young Bruce Willis everyday I 'Die Hard'
Straight out the morgue with these tracks in my backpack
Pushing J(esus) Christ in the same hoods the crack's at
Where the guns splat and where they need hope
Where they need a Bible but they choose dope
But hopefully (be)fore they're dead and gone
They'll listen to our funeral song
Ride with us
Track Name: Brand New
[ [ [ Chorus ] ] ]

Let me tell you bout a man who can save you
Cleanse your sins away and make you brand new
And, all you gotta do is confess Him as Lord
Accept His love,Believe in your heart
That He rose just to pardon
Us from our sins so we can be with Him
Though life seems grim He'll still take you in
He's God on the throne you can't make it on your own
Give your life to the Savior and you'll never be alone

[ [ [ Channel ] ] ]

Verse 1

I can see the pain in your eyes wind in your face
Scarred from the mistakes thrown in your face
Street corners you had it bad when you grew up
Used to hearing people say you're nothing but a screw up
Self esteem been low since your early teens
You let your dreams fade away like washed jeans
I see the battle in your mind
Your crying out for help but everybody seems blind
Let me tell you bout a King who gave David a sling
He gave Martin a dream who turns winter to spring
Who takes away the pain its all about the Name
Psalm 32 He'll take away the shame
See He sits and He reigns at the right hand of God
Making life even where it used to be odd
Let me take you on a jog to a whole different place
If you thirsty for the Truth let me tell you bout his Grace

Verse 2

Can you picture, Christ in the garden of Gethsemane
Struggling with the remedy face down
Father please take this cup yet let your will be done, NOT MINE!
Brutally beaten marred as heathens
Stretched out wide and bleeding
O' the blood yes the blood the precious blood
What Christ redeemed is good
While I was dead in sin this great fisher of men
Took death just to reel me in
Can I feel you in about a God that was humble enough
To plead guilt though His ways were just
And He carried the Cross matter fact He carried the lost
I can't imagine how great the cost
Of the sins of the future present and past
A debt too large to be paid in cash (awhoo!)

Verse 3

See I write for the young dude on the corner selling rocks
Write for the white collar workers who be selling stocks
15 years old working on her second child
Locked in a prison called life like the Green Mile
She'd smile if she really understood Calvary
Life's but a blur such a beautiful catastrophe
The fallacy of mankind trapped in a timeline
Prone to the 5 senses got sight but still blind
If you could only see my pain
That the Grace of the Son who came and died would not be claimed
By many walking the broad way don't want to see it God's way
Would rather watch videos and live what the rappers say
Naw I ain't Kanye but I represent the ROCK
That R-O-C-K I'm taking that to the block
Taking that to the streets that's why I'm on these beats
Helmet of salvation on and you know I got my cleats
Track Name: Stronger
[ [ [ Chorus ] ] ]

Through the trials and tribulation
That I've been through
Lord you make me (you make me)
You make me (you make me)
Stronger now, you make me stronger now!
Through the ups (through the ups) and the downs
Lord, you make me (you make me)
You make me (you make me)
Stronger now, you make me stronger now!

[ [ [ Sizzle ] ] ]

I know a brother who hustles cause it's a way of life
He on that corner he slanging them thangs left and right
But know one knows the struggle that he deals with every night
He wanna give his life to Christ but money rules his life
Cause see he gotta wife and a family to feed
So his hits the block instead of his knees
Chasing the currency instead of chasing truth
He's lukewarm torn between the two
Know he should give it up but how will they eat?
He knows the Lord provides but yet he trusts his green
Till one day he see his younger brother killed
So he hits his knees tears begin to spill
Lord it should've been him that you chose to take
But yet he's standing here with a dilemma to face
See he's physically strong but he's spiritually weak
Please come into his life Lord he needs some strength

[ [ [ Unbreakable ] ] ]

No hot water plus the lights stayed off
And half the time I layed my head shots was going off
I remember washing and scrubbing my clothes in the tub
I remember goin to sleep sometimes with no grub
We walked or caught the bus because we didn't even have a car
Folks said cause we was broke we'd never ever make it far
I remember asking mama why life gotta be so hard
She told me better days were to come if I trust in God
Growing up it was hard to cope with being poor
My life's been full of hurt and pain but I don't let it show
Cause God's been good to me despite all that I've done wrong
And everything I've been through in life only made me strong

[ [ [ Channel ] ] ]

He's 25 finished college but he's from the block
Before that business degree he was a hard knock
Now he's sharing the Gospel with anyone who listens
He's got a passion for Christ like he was Mel Gibson
He's got a wife and crew that share the same mission
But somewhere along the way sin blurred his vision
He's in the fight of his life the boy is so weak
But all the rumors and lies they made him dig deep
Are you gone fall back or will you be great
are you gone lose hope or will you have FAith
He's like the prodigal son but He's really me
Now I'm a better man than I used to be

[ [ [ The Vessel ] ] ]

Listen up this 'bout a man who loves preaching the Word
(He) knows the Great Commission so his mission is reaching the world
He spreads the message to anyone who crosses his path
By looking at him you could not tell that he's at war with past
Never had a dad so no one showed how to be a man
He became a man and no one showed him how to be dad
He tells his children that he loves them with all of his heart
Being a father's a tall order, thought he was coming up short
He falling apart, it's affecting his health
Going to the doctor for a year like he's ready for death
Showing help is needed like window signs man
His wife doesn't see him like his life is in fine print
His spirit weaker than Monday thru Sundays
Though fully aware that like coupons the Son saves
He's very strong when it's time to be there for someone else
But he's lacking strength when it is time for him to love himself
Track Name: Burning Fire
[ [ [ Blue ] ] ]

Storming on the road less traveled aint been the same ever since
Nothing left to lose gonna lean like I never did
It's more than a desire to learn
I put it all on the line so Lord I'm looking for the fire to BURN
Hard-knock seminary Law started hitting every
Area of failure faith was in the cemetery
Totally confused more Word than a dictionary
But what else could I do while the burden was getting heavy?
Nights spent walking and talking praying and stalking
My purpose on the earth and questions about my calling
When we believe in Jesus and that He is the Messiah
But we drop it in the club while we're singing in the choir
Or, we play Judge and we seat ourselves higher
Than the Trier of the hearts of men then we conspire
With false truth, so the question "at" hand, or "in" hand is the plow we put it to when we stand
(Go deeper)

[ [ [ Channel ] ] ]

Listen, bring it back lyrical acrobat
Flipping the Truth cause I know Christ is coming back
My streets are Iraq they dying on every corner
So I give them this Truth on the mic like Sojourner
Time's running out yes Time just like Warner
Turn from your wickedness I was sent to warn ya
Hiroshima flow I am the bomber
This is my fruit so you can call me a farmer
I ride in the Car with the son just like Palmer
No fear in the pit full of snakes like a charmer
Suited with armer as I ride into the (son)set
My words are like a mouse I hope they point you where the Son's at
Rewind time run it back 2 stacks (2000) run it back
The King took hits in the field just like a quarterback
I'm like Christ hope I die in the field
Cause like a sitcom He carried One Tree to the Hill

[ [ [ Unbreakable ] ] ]

I got my cross on my back but along came the burden
Of getting the word out to the world cause it's hurting
Ain't too many out here trying to take a stand for the Lord
Ain't too many strong enough to endure when it gets hard
But hey homie that's why they call me Unbreakable
I made up in my mind, for Jesus I'mma grind
Even in the roughest times I'mma let my light shine
Trying to give him all I got putting my life on the line
Through the pain and the drama through lie's and persecution
I'mma put trust in God instead of engaging in retribution
This life is hard but I know God got my back
Even though the devil watching close waiting to attack
Reading Scriptures everyday to help strengthen my inner man
Praying everyday to make sure I stick to God's plan
I'm ready for whatever cause I got the victory
I'm dying for the truth write it down in history!

[ [ [ The Vessel ] ] ]

Let me tell you the difference of hot and on fire
Hot grows cold molds and then rottens
But when you on fire for God your sole project
Is to go about lighting up lost souls pilots
'Fo they sin start leaking gas and they go die from
breathing sin's toxin or explosion's igniting
Keep the lamp burning for those strolling in darkness
Tell them Jesus is the yellow brick road for those heartless
Now I'm flamed up but I ain't Piru
Body not consumed cause that's what the right fire do
Fizzling out I'm convinced that them days over
Since I'm in the midst of the spiritual flame thrower
Chasing doe is nuts my flesh been blazed over.
But yet and still my body not scalded or scorched
This ain't a game so I don't witness for sport
But my desire is that my fire forever burn like the Olympic torch

[ [ [ tha messenger ] ] ]

I wanna leave a legacy assured like a guarantee
That all those looking up to me will see humility
And be in union with the Trinity
By letting a mere man of flawless ministry chill in their heart's vicinity
What bothers me is what burdens me
And what burdens me is our perjury confessing Christ verbally
With no action!
So God's reaction is dissatisfaction like lacking snow in Aspen
I'm not bashing
I'm just trying to put you up on some advice sort of like an upperclassmen.
This is passion. You don't see when the tears drop
I'm praying for your soul and I won't stop!
Yeah I know dude this ain't what you're used to
I'm trying to spread Truth like yahoo does bad news
But this is Good News
You're blowing your chances like a fuse when you refuse
Wake up and stop hitting snooze!

[ [ [ Elijah ] ] ]

Fire, know for many different uses
Like heat light and sacrifices to redeem the fruitless
Helps prepare meals which occupy the stomach
And known for feeding 10 times 5 hundred
Spoke through a bush to a stuttering Moses
To show His Strength in our weaknesses to make us victorious
When heat rises it sets off the alarm
Does the word consume or do you conform
If the latter you treated sin like a toupee
Trying to cover up just to save face
Cats are more obedient to Simon's games
That the Spirit of God they profess and proclaim
But never to late to make the crooked path straight
Our lives as a magazine should read faith illustrate
So substitute your listening with what Sin Say
With the living word of the original Sensei

[ [ [ Sizzle ] ] ]

This kid's bound to a life full of servitude
Serving dude's who got know clue bout the King whose coming soon
So my fire burns to scorch up your avenue
Blocks corners and 'burbs so you may see the Truth
But yet I see your crew hustling and chasing loot
Upholding the standard your favorite rapper told you to
But if you only knew what they were bound to do
You'd be amazed to find out what the Lord will do
But no one took the time to tell them about Christ
They take one look at them and they passing boys by
But not me, no not me
Cause I'm loaded with this word and I'mma take it to the streets
See it ain't about me rather it be about He
Who can take a blind man and allow him to see
I'm just trying to be Braille and help you find the way
Lord let your will be done and this burden I'll take, yeah!