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

We’ve got 3 Projects To Hear this holiday season.

What better time than the lull between Christmas and New Year’s Eve to catch music that may have flown under the radar?

3 Projects To Hear

K'nek "The Journey"

K’nek | ‘The Journey’ @westhetech

The Journey is an album of testimonies and raw truth. Produced almost entirely by K’nek himself, this project features a beautiful ensemble of talented artists from all walks of life. This project shares the journey that K’nek has been on to reach the peace and prosperity that God has promised him. It also leaves the listener motivated and inspired to go after their dreams.

Purchase* The Journey and support K’nek!

 

 

Yasad One 'Azar (Yah's Help)

Yasad One | ‘Azar (Yah’s Help)’

Azar is an audio memoir that looks into the life of Yasad One and His son Azar. Azar is getting victory over Autism. This is living art created to encourage all that are getting victory over Autism. Never give up. You can win with YAH. YAH is the Healer and a lover of HIS set-apart people. Trust in YAH and HIS SON, YAHUSHUA MASHAYAH, and you will be healed. Listen, be encouraged. You are not alone in this victory (battle). Just press play, and relax…Healing is now! In The Name Of YAHUSHUA MASHAYAH.

Purchase* Azar (Yah’s Help) and support Yasad One!

 

JunSix | ‘Sheepovergoats’ @JunSix

Christian rapper JunSix wants to be the GOAT. JunSix also wants to be a sheep. That is the problem found in his latest, most introspective effort, Sheepovergoats. On this brief but impactful 44-minute album, JunSix effortlessly sings and rhymes about the daily internal struggle of the Christian.

Purchase* Sheepovergoats and support JunSix!

 

 

 

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What is your top pick of our 3 Projects To Hear? Let us know in the comments below!

iNTELLECT "Words of Wisdom Remix"

iNTELLECT Asks “What Does the Word Say?” with the Words of Wisdom Remix

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” – James 1:5

The word of God is filled from start to finish with wisdom from the universe’s creator. 66 books that guide those made in His image. When we are following Him down the path He has prepared for us, there is no reason for uncertainty or doubt. In these moments we need to simply ask, “What does the Word say?”

Words of Wisdom Remix finishes off 2022 with a fresh take on a previously released record from Ohio’s iNTELLECT. Originally featured on the album ‘Stateside’ by producer 6th Floor, the track stood out. It is the only Christian rap song selected for the project. Following the inclusion on ‘Stateside’, the remix version features brand-new production by F-Plus.

iNTELLECT showcases fellow artists Yasad One and DJ Navin Johnson as the trio uses their gifts to direct listeners to the source of all knowledge. Riding effortlessly on break-beats and boom-bap drums, the Words of Wisdom Remix has its own identity from its original inception. While iNTELLECT and Yasad One attack their verses with confidence and conviction DJ Navin Johnson incorporates record scratches to add a level of nostalgia. “This one will definitely get the heads nodding!”

Words of Wisdom Remix releases to digital music platforms on December 9, 2022.

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Song Details

Title: Words of Wisdom Remix

Artist: iNTELLECT

Release Date: December 9, 2022

Production: F-Plus

Engineering: iNTELLECT

Features: Yasad One, DJ Navin Johnson

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. He draws his inspiration from the Gospel and life experience. His music combines biblically sound doctrine with hip-hop beats.

Music and the Message have always been a passion for iNTELLECT. “I’ve always loved hip hop music; the beats, the lyrics, the whole nine. But at the end of the day, if it’s not God-inspired, it’s powerless.” Recognizing the call to share his faith, he continues to use his talents and gifts to reach a lost generation.

iNTELLECT shares New Kung Fu remix.

In the dojo of hip hop, emcees engage in lyrical sparring sessions to not only develop their skill sets but to showcase their abilities to all challengers.

It is the drive of competition that is rooted deep within the music’s foundation. At certain moments in time, there emerge individuals destined to change the hip hop landscape and bring about a New Kung Fu of sorts. For Ohio’s iNTELLECT, a combination of steadfastness and Gospel-centric focus continues to shift the culture.

In 2021, iNTELLECT collaborated with fellow CHH artists Mitch Darrell and coreywordsmith to drop the acclaimed single New Kung Fu. The classic boom bap hits listeners like a roundhouse kick to the face. The elite bars and punches caught the attention of producer Yasad One who connected with iNTELLECT, coming with a proposal to remix the record.

On August 19, 2022, the New Kung Fu [Yasad One Remix] was released across digital music retailers.

With heavy drums and a dusty vocal sample, Yasad One gives his spin on New Kung Fu. From the beginning, the banging drums and rough vocal vibe perfectly with the rhymes of iNTELLECT, Mitch Darrell, and coreywordsmith. If you’re looking for something that is gritty with an east coast feel, this is it!

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Song Details

Title: New Kung Fu [Yasad One Remix]

Artist: iNTELLECT

Release Date: August 19, 2022

Producer: Yasad One

Engineering: iNTELLECT

Features: Mitch Darrell, coreywordsmith

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