iNTELLECT "I'm Sorry"

iNTELLECT and Mitch Darrell Seek and Find the Forgiveness We All Wish For

“Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” [1 Corinthians 1:7-9]

What is it that you need? We are told not only to ask but to keep on asking and we will receive that which we ask for. Doors that are closed will open because our God is a good father. Even in our worst moments, He stands ready to forgive when we look to repent. He was prepared to endure even death on a cross if it meant that reconciliation could take place. How can we not tell Him that I’m Sorry?

“The way this song came together is a testimony of God’s faithfulness.”

On August 18, 2023, iNTELLECT and Mitch Darrell collaborate with Christian Rap legend Dre Murray to release one of the duo’s most important records to date.

“From the depth of the message in everyone’s lyrics to having a legend like Dre Murray hop on the track, this is definitely one of the more special songs I have been a part of creating.” – iNTELLECT

I’m Sorry is nothing short of straightforward hip-hop in the genre’s most traditional sense.

No hook is needed as the three masters apply their craft overtop of production from Dax Hamma. The sound bites chosen in place of a chorus tie together the song’s theme as each emcee uniquely approaches its message. Not only do the vocal stylings of iNTELLECT, Mitch Darrell, and Dre Murray support one another throughout the track, but they include just enough contrast to take I’m Sorry from being “just another song” to a true piece of art.

Every Christ follower endures seasons of struggling to balance a promised peace and ownership of the role we played in Jesus’ sacrifice. The good news is that the atonement of our sins has already taken place. We are able to move forward with confidence and truth.

I’m Sorry is a must-add to inspirational playlists. Make sure to save it now!

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Song Details

  • Title: I’m Sorry
  • Artists: iNTELLECT, Mitch Darrell
  • Release Date: August 18, 2023
  • Label: Polished Arrow Music
  • Production: Dax Hamma
  • Engineering: iNTELLECT
  • Features: Dre Murray

JusJames "Whirlwind"

JusJames features two legends, and two tracks, on his latest single

“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” [Philippians 3:12-14]

Time seems to be moving faster than ever.

When the world operates at a break-neck pace, it can be easy to get lost in the movement. From grind culture to “keeping up with the Joneses”, the pressure to be seen as successful has never been more intense. It can seem nearly impossible to not be swept up and thrown to the side.

On his newest release, JusJames is encouraging listeners to avoid being tossed by the Whirlwind.

A double-single release, Whirlwind is the second single off of JusJames’ upcoming album entitled ‘3936’.

The return of the 3-verse song!

California emcee and Polished Arrow Music artist JusJames delivers an iconic record featuring two legends in the Christian rap genre.

Mission (Sacramento, CA) and former Cross Movements Records artist R-Swift (Philadelphia, PA) join JusJames on the Chris Pickett-produced record. In addition to the OG’s, DJ Navin Johnson also brings his turntable expertise to the song to elevate it to instant classic status with his amazing record scratches.

Whirlwind is everything that true hip-hop heads love about the genre.

Whether you are looking for high-level lyricism, seeking out perfectly selected samples, waking up the neighborhood with hard-hitting kicks, or simply riding to golden-era west coast synths, you’ll find it all with Whirlwind. Add in a simple, yet memorable, hook, and you have the elements that come together to create a song that stands the test of time.

At the heart of this hip-hop masterclass is the message of Jesus Christ. These incredible artists keep the “main thing” the main thing! Their eyes are on the Lord in the midst of chaos and distractions looking to detour them from the calling on their lives.

Whirlwind releases to digital streaming platforms on July 28, 2023.

Included in the release are both the original and the Chopped & Screwed versions of the record. The Chopped & Screwed iteration was done by USB The Jeweler which serves as a perfect compliment and a nod to an era that is often overlooked in today’s musical landscape. Not only is it a bonus for listeners, but it showcases how a piece of art can be displayed in a variety of ways to connect with a larger audience.

Add Whirlwind to your Top Rap, Get Hype, and Classic Hip Hop playlists.

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Song Details

  • Title: Whirlwind
  • Artist: JusJames
  • Release Date: July 28, 2023
  • Label: Polished Arrow Music
  • Production: Chris Pickett for Big Boy Tracks
  • Engineering: iNTELLECT for Polished Arrow Music
  • Chopped & Screwed: USB the Jeweler
  • Features: Mission, R-Swift, DJ Navin Johnson

iNTELLECT "GO! Remix"

iNTELLECT Drops New Remix Featuring Procyse and Dex the Nerd Who Loves Jesus

“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?” [Romans 10:14]

As Paul spoke to the church at Corinth, he plainly explained the driving force in his life. He told the people that everything he did was done with the intent of sharing the Good News. Not only did he want people to hear the Gospel of Christ, but he wanted those individuals to be able to share in its blessings.

This desire should remain the purpose of today’s believers.

“Circling back to ‘GO!’ with a remix, I really wanted to emphasize the call of us all to fulfill the Great Commission.” – iNTELLECT

Ohio faith-based artist iNTELLECT is continuing the path set by Paul as he helped grow the New Testament church.

With the release of GO! Remix, iNTELLECT is using his gifts and blessings to connect with rap fans and display a higher purpose for this life. With production by Brokenfinga, GO! Remix is a chest-pounding, boom-bap record driven by an intoxicating synth sample. iNTELLECT is as consistent as they come when delivering his message with golden-era expertise.

Polished Arrow Music artists Procyse and Dex the Nerd Who Loves Jesus add their own passion to the remix as each emcee displays high-level lyrical ability with their respective bars.

“Since my album ‘The Mandate’ was really focused on me finding my purpose in Christ, ‘GO! Remix’ is the exclamation point on the theme of that album.” – iNTELLECT

GO! Remix drops on digital streaming platforms on July 21, 2023. It is an excellent addition to any inspirational or classic hip-hop playlist. What iNTELLECT and Polished Arrow Music have accomplished to this point in 2023 is nothing short of incredible. They certainly are deserving of the recognition that has come their way due to hard work and perseverance.

Allow GO! Remix to encourage you as you go out into the world and carry the banner of Christ Jesus.

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Song Details

  • Title: GO! Remix
  • Artist: iNTELLECT
  • Release Date: July 21, 2023
  • Label: Polished Arrow Music
  • Production: Brokenfinga
  • Engineering: iNTELLECT
  • Features: Procyse, Dex the Nerd Who Loves Jesus

iNTELLECT and Procyse 'The Art of Grace'

iNTELLECT and Procyse Announce the Release of Their Highly-Anticipated Revision Project

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, ‘This was he of whom I said, He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’) For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” [John 1:14-17]

The amazing thing about grace is that, despite our best efforts to write the ending, our story is unfinished.

Grace gives us an opportunity. It allows space for our humanity to get in the way and still rise above the odds. It is not for our own sake but for the sake of Christ who earned the grace we receive. This gift is not a one-time offer. Instead, grace continues.

For Christian rap artists iNTELLECT and Procyse (Polished Arrow Music), The Art of Grace is the opportunity to tell the best story possible.

The first iteration of the EP was released in February of 2021.

This was before the creation of Polished Arrow Music and during the early stages of iNTELLECT and Procyse’s gelling as a duo. Following the original release, the collaboration was met with plenty of positive responses and represented the beginning of the journey the two artists would travel together. However, the story living inside these songs was far from finished.

“‘For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus’ [Ephesians 2:10] describes the work that God is doing in our lives. His grace is a work of art. This album that Procyse and I put together was meant to put His beautiful work on display.” – iNTELLECT

The two began investing more time into the project despite the fact that it had already been released, something unheard of in today’s music industry.

Those efforts resulted in a new and unique sonic experience. The classic hip-hop vibe remains intact, but the spirit of the records has been given new life. Along with the revised versions of “I’m So…”, “Rise Up”, “Amazing Grace”, and “For the Culture”, new songs were added that round out the project’s purpose.

Featuring artists TC, JusJames, Yasad One, DJ Dsern, and DJ Navin Johnson, the updated version of The Art of Grace is set to release on digital music platforms on June 2, 2023. Along with production by the original EP’s producer Newselph, the revised installment includes additional production from F-Plus and Brokenfinga.

Polished Arrow Music has quickly established itself as a standout indie imprint within the Christian rap industry. The label has rightly earned a reputation as a source of high-quality boom-bap hip-hop, creating music with meaningful content and top-tier sound quality.

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Project Details

  • Title: The Art of Grace
  • Artists: iNTELLECT, Procyse
  • Release Date: June 2, 2023
  • Label: Polished Arrow Music
  • Production: Newselph, F-Plus, Brokenfinga
  • Engineering: iNTELLECT
  • Features: Griffin, TC, JusJames, Yasad One, DJ Dsern, DJ Navin Johnson

Track Listing

  • I’m So… featuring TC
  • Rise Up featuring Griffin, DJ Dsern
  • The Big Picture featuring DJ Navin Johnson
  • For the Culture featuring TC
  • Undefeated featuring Yasad One
  • Christ Be Glorified featuring Minister Squad
  • Amazing Grace featuring JusJames

FiveTwenty Day 2023

Happy FiveTwenty Day 2023!

Over the last five years, May 20th has officially become “FiveTwenty Day” (5.20)

We try to do something special for each FiveTwenty Day and this year we feel like we have our best offering for YOU yet. FiveTwenty Collective is happy to give you…

FiveTwenty Day release, "The Soul Tape: Session One"

The Soul Tape, Session One: A Tribute to Deespace5 ‘Deepspace 5oul’

This 5-song release is the first of multiple upcoming mini-projects paying homage to one of our favorite groups, the groundbreaking Deepspace5! For Session One, the FiveTwenty Squad went all cypher-ry and also enlisted the help of our friends Eternity, iNTELLECT, YP aka Young Paul, and Dex the Nerd Who Loves Jesus to take you back to the 2000s and classic boom bap hip hop. DS5 member Sivion even blessed us with a cameo. We hope you enjoy it! Take a listen below…

FiveTwenty Day Free Music!

In 2008, Beat Rabbi and hip-hop supergroup Deepspace5 released Deepspace 5oul, an album paying homage to classic 90s hip-hip.

15 years later, we are is celebrating with a tribute of their own in the form of The Soul Tap: Session One!

Be on the lookout for future installments of The Soul Tape Sessions.

Special thanks to the whole Deepspace5 crew and to all of the artists who contributed verses for this tribute!

Listen to Deepspace 5oul here

All songs produced by Beat Rabbi

Engineering by iNTELLECT, Holly Boogz, Eric N. Boston

iNTELLECT 'The Mandate'

iNTELLECT Announces Newest Project The Mandate

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” [John 15:12-15]

Christian Rap artist iNTELLECT introduces his latest project The Mandate.

When the Lord speaks into our lives, He does not casually ask us to follow the direction He is giving. Instead, He speaks with authority because the plans that He has for us are perfect. All things that He commands of us are for our own good. For iNTELLECT, it was a mandate to use the medium of hip-hop music to reach listeners who need to hear the gospel of Jesus.

This new nine-song album continues to push forward toward the goal that he has been given.

The Mandate is a master class in boom-bap music. Featured among the tracklisting are the singles “Sky High”, “Winning”, and the title track, all feature DJ Sean P. Additional features include Polished Arrow artists Procyse and Dex the Nerd Who Loves Jesus along with DJ Navin Johnson and DaLomonze. The record is the highlight of the hard work put in over the past year by the Polished Arrow team. It is a true testament to what modern indie labels can accomplish with vision and the discipline to remain focused on their priorities.

The Mandate releases on digital streaming platforms on May 5, 2023.

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Project Details

Title: The Mandate

Artist and Engineer: iNTELLECT

Release Date: May 5, 2023

Label: Polished Arrow

Production: F-Plus, DJ Sean P, Brokenfinga, iNTELLECT

Features: DJ Sean P, Procyse, Dex the Nerd Who Loves Jesus, DJ Navin Johnson, DaLomonze

Track Listing

  1. The Mandate
  2. Winning
  3. Last Days
  4. Sky High
  5. Make a Way
  6. GO!
  7. Contact
  8. Wake Up
  9. Legacy

About iNTELLECT

With a distinct flow, iNTELLECT has used his gift to spread the message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ to areas throughout the Midwest. Drawing his inspiration from the Gospel and life experience, iNTELLECT combines biblically sound doctrine with hip-hop beats.

iNTELLECT and Procyse, "Rise Up"

iNTELLECT and Procyse Rise Up and Stand Firm In Their Faith

“Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!” [Psalms 20:6-9]

For all things, there is a time and a season. The time to Rise Up and proclaim the Word of the Living God is now. Not only are believers of The Way called to spread the gospel message, but we are to be defenders of the faith.

Emcees iNTELLECT (OH) and Procyse (CO) once again team up on the collaborative hip hop anthem Rise Up. The two artists have become one of Christian rap’s hardest-working duos over the past year. Beyond simply creating music together, iNTELLECT and Procyse joined forces to launch the independent label Polished Arrow Music. The indie imprint rosters hip hop artists JusJames and Dex the Nerd Who Loves Jesus on its current roster.

With Rise Up, the tandem builds upon the success of previous releases such as “For the Culture”, “The Big Picture”, “I’m So…”, and others.

The energetic Rise Up was produced by acclaimed beatmaker Newselph. Both emcees raise the standard when it comes to their Christian faith, something that is never questioned or hidden within their music. Both artists are unashamed when it comes to standing up for what they believe in.

This latest record features a guest verse from Griffin who finishes the track with masterful wordplay. That, combined with additional touches courtesy of DJ Dsern, solidifies the message within Rise Up.

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Song Details

Title: Rise Up

Artists: iNTELLECT, Procyse

Release Date: April 28, 2023

Label: Polished Arrow Music

Production: Newselph

Engineering: iNTELLECT

Features: Griffin, DJ Dsern

Procyse and J. Rhodan 'All Things'

Procyse and J. Rhodan drop new collaborative project, All Things

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” [Romans 8:28]

It can be difficult to clearly see the higher purpose in less-than-ideal times. It can be a challenge to look past the opposition directly in front of us in order to remain focused on the joy that beckons us. Even in these moments, it is well. Not for our sake, but for the sake of the one who made it all possible. And it is He who deserves our adoration.

Procyse and J. Rhodan deliver an album that is a reminder that everything works together for God’s glory, the good and the bad of life. 

All Things hits digital streaming platforms on April 14, 2023.

“J. Rhodan and I teamed together to create a piece of art that we felt shared both of our hearts in the tragedies and the triumphs of life,” explains Procyse. “In the end, everything in our lives can be used to point back to God. This project is a reflection of that.”

Featuring production by J. Rhodan and lyrics from Procyse, the album includes notable contributions from the indie Christian rap community as well. Featured artists on the project are Zae Ortiz, iNTELLECT, Jonathan Fitzsimmons, and TC.

All Things included the acclaimed single “Praise” released earlier this year.

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Project Details

Title: All Things

Artists: Procyse, J. Rhodan

Release Date: April 14, 2023

Label: Polished Arrow

Lyrics: Procyse

Production: J. Rhodan

Engineering: iNTELLECT

Features: iNTELLECT, Jonathan Fitzsimmons, TC, Zae Ortiz

About Procyse

Denver artist Procyse has always been inspired by the need to convey truth via music. He boldly combines his heart for the Gospel with his music to spread hope among the hopeless through a gritty, boom-bap sound.

iNTELLECT "Sky High"

iNTELLECT Announces Latest Single From Upcoming Album

“Sing to the one who rides across the ancient heavens, his mighty voice thundering from the sky. Tell everyone about God’s power. His majesty shines down on Israel; his strength is might in the heavens. God is awesome in his sanctuary. The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!” [Psalms 68:33-35]

When people are at their lowest, they look up to find hope. You see, ascending to the higher ground helps you to get a fuller picture of the landscape. It may seem impossible to find the strength to climb out of the current situation; you may be afraid that you are too lost to find where you belong. However, all it takes is being able to spot that one familiar landmark to regain your confidence and move forward. 

iNTELLECT verbalizes the idea of being Sky High on the latest single from his upcoming album.

The Ohio emcee once again joins forces with DJ Sean P on the new single, Sky High, released across digital streaming platforms on March 31, 2023. 

Beginning with production by F-Plus, the record is made up of a boom-bap beat that is combined with a driving horn section sample. iNTELLECT flows over the track effortlessly, elevating the mind of the listener while emphasizing the Christian faith that he shares with DJ Sean P. Sky High is a record that will have heads nodding. It is set to be included on the upcoming album ‘The Mandate’. 

iNTELLECT has come into 2023 and established himself as one of the hardest-working artists in Christian rap. After forming the indie label Polished Arrow, he has steadily been a part of releases both as a solo artist and working alongside the artists that call the label home. There are no signs of slowing down. If you connect with the sound and feel of Sky High, make sure to follow iNTELLECT and Polished Arrow to stay on top of the latest releases.

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Song Details

Title: Sky High

Artist: iNTELLECT

Release Date: March 31, 2023

Production: F-Plus

Engineering: iNTELLECT

Feature: DJ Sean P

About iNTELLECT

With a distinct flow, iNTELLECT has used his gift to spread the message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ to areas throughout the Midwest. Drawing his inspiration from the Gospel and life experience, iNTELLECT combines biblically sound doctrine with hip-hop beats. Music and the Message have always been passions. “I’ve always loved hip hop music; the beats, the lyrics, the whole nine. At the end of the day, if it’s not God-inspired, it’s powerless.” And recognizing the call to share his faith, he continues to use his talents and gifts to reach a lost generation.

iNTELLECT & Procyse, "For The Culture"

iNTELLECT & Procyse Prove That You Can’t Be Self-Serving and Still Do It For The Culture

“And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” [Joshua 24:15]

Hip-hop has taught us many things over the years. Some of those lessons have rang true while others are comprised of fallacy. Ego and selfishness are simply a means to the coveted clout. It has shown us how to stay down for our day ones. Being real is vital and the fakes will always be found out. It’s okay to knock others down if your motivation is putting on For The Culture

With their latest single, Christian rap artists iNTELECT and Procyse are fixing the flaws in the narrative.

For The Culture releases across digital streaming platforms on March 3, 2023, and features CHH artist TC. The Brokenfinga production reflects the genre rooted in the culture of the streets, while the lyrics speak life from the only true source. Foregoing a hook, the record is far from lacking when it comes to standout bars. It is a culmination of hip-hop’s impact and the life-changing power of the Gospel.

We’re speaking about where we come from,” explains iNTELLECT. “Not only where we’ve been, but where God is taking us.”

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Song Details

Title: For The Culture

Artists: iNTELLECT, Procyse

Release Date: March 3, 2023

Production: Brokenfinga

Engineering: iNTELLECT

Feature: TC