MrC Live* recently attended, and reported from, the Radical Interruption concert held in the Bronx, New York.
This is his reflection on the experience. Check out the video journal below as well!
Where It All Started
When we think about artists, there are things that come to mind.
There may be a certain look or fashion tendency they are known for. For others, it can be a distinct musical sound or voice. Then for some, only one word applies. In the case of Conquest out of Brooklyn, NY, there is only one word that comes to mind: RADICAL.
Over the years, I have been able to observe the consistency that this brother has showcased. Both through his artistry and high-level bodies of work. For example, who can forget that great album Radical Departure with songs such as “Rage”, “Disposable”, “Cross That Line”, and many others? I remember being at that concert.
Many artists came from all parts of the Northeast to celebrate and minister. Needless to say, Conquest put in work that night at He Is Risen Tabernacle in the Bronx, New York approximately a decade back. This album was my all-time favorite from his catalog for a while.
Then, it was Radical Thinking 2819.
This is another classic album released by Conquest.
A couple of notables from this project are “Radical Thinking” and “Black Hoodie Rap,” along with other great tracks. I had the pleasure of attending this album release as well. This is the project where we started to see the conscious and social activist side of this artist emerge in a greater way. Of course, there was the same energy we expect, along with the great lyricism, powerfully present that evening in 2016.
Now that I took an opportunity to touch on those great projects, I would like to tell you a little bit about what happened on March 29th, 2023.
There was great build-up and excitement for the release of Radical Interruption: The Motion Picture.
Many were excited to hear the music that would be released on this album, as well as see the performance(s) for this great event. Fans and some of the “who’s who” of the NYC Christian Rap Scene converged at Harvest Fields Community Church in the Bronx, NY. The anticipation was great, as well as the turnout.
I want to express that the Radical Interruption: The Motion Picture Concert did not disappoint.
The “Motion Picture” theme was executed in excellent fashion. There were great openers such as Cellus Hamilton, Danny Love, and an amazing set from artists like R.Q. Tek, Range The Artist, Paito, and Zaire.
Conquest came with it, wearing his intensity on his sleeve. At the same time, presenting different styles of music with excellence and with pleasant surprise to the audience. At least from where I was sitting.
It was a great showcase of stage performance and cinematography, all in the same experience. That is the best way it can be explained for those who weren’t there.
To listen to this project, definitely visit https://conquest.bandcamp.com/ in order to purchase or stream. He can be followed on social media @radicalonfire
*MrC Live is a member of the FiveTwenty Collective staff and host of the radio show “Live with MrC” which airs on FiveTwenty Radio. He is also the featured DJ alongside DJ Barrcode for the FiveTwenty Collective Show on God’s House of Hip Hop Radio.