by Jonek

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released February 19, 2006


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Jonek Edmonton, Alberta

Jonek is an oldschool rapper.
He has been around for a looong time, but for some reason he's still kickin' it. He's more interested in being your friend than you loving his music, so come on over. I make a... ahem, I mean, he makes a great Chai Latte.

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Track Name: 360 Degrees
Take it one day at a time, like rhyme after rhyme
Can't predict the future so take it in stride
And I have to admit I'm quick to quip
And miracle whip, up a rap and let e'r rip
But the two coincide, so I don't create divide
And I'm positive that I've, got a positive vibe
You can hear it, lyrics, that mirror the image
Of joy cuz boy, the CD is finally finished!
I'm out of the studio, and onto the circuit
But I'd do it again you know? Cuz it was all worth it
Spread the word all about the world's surface
To let the kid's know that their life has a purpose
If you're feelin the vibe, then just work it
I make it hype like a fresh pot of coffee perkin
Cuz our time will fly bye bye, and I'm pretty certain
There's not much worse than the final curtain

Spin a 180, and another one with me
Complete cycle, around 360
That's what you need to do right quickly
Go back a few steps to regrets and then simply

Come full circle, with a definite beginning
Cuz the songs never die if you keep on singing
So if you go back, cut me no slack
I should be accountable, with tracks insurmountable
Tunes that stick in your head and never come out
With the message "Jesus Loves You", cuz He loves you no doubt
And if you struggle with the puzzle, hope you're workin it out
Cuz I had to come full circle to see what this is about
It's about music, that doesn't suck
When most MC's are bigger quacks than Donald the duck
Got their style for a discount off a wholesale truck
And their CD's in the pawn shop on sale for 5 bucks
I know what you mean, plus I've bee where you've been
Hopped the fence as teen to where the grass was more green
Found out that a drought's a drought
And that MY grass looks greener from the neighbor's house

Know that shape is objective, depends on your perspective
A circle's a circle unless it lacks direction
I'm positive, I gotta live with this much expression
I keep it live, so I advise listener discression
I might put a slight spin on my material
Grin bigger than Lucky with more charm than his cereal
Don't get me started cuz then it's "here we go"
And I'll drop a verse like a bomb on friend or foe
I think it's best you know, I grant no pardon
Serve weak MC's like it's lunch at the Olive Garden
Spinorama, bring heat but no drama
Pack a rap so heavy that it overburdens lamas
In my trek across the desert, I take every measure
To be the best thing in the underground, buried treasure
So I got a gem for you to chew cuz it's true
You are what you eat, and what you listen to
Track Name: Who Needs A Beat?
Who needs a beat when I got a beatbox now
Please, I got the keys, but I keep it locked down
Amazing flow, and beat to go, hi, my name is Jonek
With a healthy, fly, style for you, just like a tonic
You might think I’m on it, but I am the track
I’m the beat, and the rap, can you hear that fact
My decision is an 85 rhythm and then hit e’m
With the
The boom boom, ts, ts, and the hi hat
I’m trying to bring, freshness like spring
Original and interesting, that’s the best thing
I could think to do, it’s true, so now I spew this words to you
Comin through, one two, one two, so I can spread the good news
The one and only, Jesus Christ who’s holy, really rocks
You might think he’s phony, I guarantee you that he’s not
And so I flow, to let you know, let you hear and see
It’s not a weakness to be a Christian MC.

Originally there was a second part : )

Switched up the style, still sounds ok
It’s been a while, I’m here to stay
Don’t ask why, cuz I think you can see
I love hip hop, and hip hop loves me
Listen close, read between the lines
Crafty? Exactly, I always try
Whatever, whenever, for worse, for better
I’m keeping it underground like buried treasure
Stormy weather, not a bother to me
I flow unconditionally, like He loves me
Flow so you know He set me free
Because I was blind, but now can see
And so I flow, to let you know
To let you hear and see
The narrow road, is the one I chose
It’s not weak to be a Christian MC.
Track Name: Freedom
Freedom, everybody, now I’m free from
Freedom, my skies are sunny, no more re-runs
Freedom, I’m so glad for this freedom (Thank you Jesus)
Freedom, I’ve got it, and you can have it too

I was on the ground, all cold and shivering
Crying all alone, sitting in my misery
I heard a noise, and so I turned to see
A bright light, and a man speaking to me
He said, your burden is heavy like a boulder
I can come and take it off your shoulders
If you just sit here, you’ll just get colder
Why don’t you come and be my soldier?
Man, I don’t understand, who is this guy?
Coming up to me and talking to me in disguise?
How did he make that bright light to blind my eyes?
Do I run, do I stay? Man, what do I say?
I know I’m burdened, but I can manage my own
Yeah, that’s true, I don’t need someone telling me what to do
Doesn’t he know who I am, how does he know what I need?
But then again, was he saying I could be set free?

And so I just continued to sit there
I was half angry, and half scared
I was froze and didn’t know what to do
But then I heard him speak again and his words were true
You are lost, mixed up, and messed up
I think it’s time that you fessed up
I can give you rest son, and then you’ll see
What it means to be set free
Could this possibly be what it seemed to be?
He says I can be free, but is it guaranteed?
What happens if I give it a try and nothing happens
I guess the worst is I’ll go back and…
Nah man, why would I go back to where I was?
Feelin like I was, not feelin the love
Maybe I should just give it a try? And then
My tears dried up, and I stood up, man I felt so alive
Track Name: Amazing Grace
I was always trying to raise the bar in my early days
Until I realized, He set the bar so high
It arches the pearly gates, so I followed His ways
Gave Him my praise, and sang Amazing Grace
See? We tend to praise things that are just a phase
Pop stars today, they make it big and fade away
And it’s sad to say only the memory remains
But He’s here to stay as the Ancient of Days
So every single Sunday I’ma sing Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound, how sweet the sound indeed
Cuz sometimes you can’t help but fall to your knees
And then we get back up, and put the mask back on
Please, polygraph’s on, stop pretending
I know every time you hear the hymn your heart’s melting
I think it’s awesome how He gets you musical ways
To remind you that the only way is His, amazing, grace

Ready or not, I’m coming through
Love Him or not, He loves you
Believe it or not, the fact remains true
Either you’ve got, grace, if not then you’re blue
If you feel like a loser, you could have the victory
No song to sing? You could be singing “Freedom” with me
I was such a sad case, it seemed like I was faceless
Then God took His place, and grace hit with a faith lift
Amazing ain’t it? God took a plain kid’s life and rearranged it
Took the canvas of my life and painted
Pastures and living waters untainted
He’s loving and gracious, that’s why He gets my praises
I try to be diverse, to convert to converts
Pull every string, read all the books, put on concerts
I want to be all things to all men, a Jack of all trades
And represent the King of hearts, not the Ace of Bass

Let me break it down for a second or minute
How many times have you told yourself I have to quit this
But returned to it with quickness, can I witness?
Too many on the run, but their purpose isn’t fitness
Let’s get honest, hot promises turn frigid
If they’re not of the Lord who has risen
Makes me livid to see how some are livin
Only want to get, but forget that it’s best to be givin
And where and when they do, they just give in
Bad decision, grace is the only link their missin
They could all be forgiven
I’m not sure if you’re catching on to this vision
Boom bap, soul clap, and bring it back to soul fishin
Not just another Christian, trying to stick with Him
But bring another few to the pews on a Sunday
To sing Amazing Grace with me, what a sweet melody
Track Name: Polski Rapski
Hello, czesc, no, nie, tak, yes
No wiesz, English, ale Polish tez
Pomysl sobie ze, taki Jonek pozdrowienia sle
Tobie, w ladnej muzycznej ozdobie
Taka, rama, zabeatboxowana
Taka, ladna, przekazu nie zaslania
Oldschoolowo moze, ale tak jest dobrze
Bo sluchalem Polski hip hop, ale teraz juz nie moge
Hip Hopolo nie znosze, o powrot do elementow prosze
Hip Hop gazety za grosze, with a CD, czy slizgi with graffiti
Wspominam dobrze, sobie, te czasy w Polsce
Moze Polski moj jest slaby, ale wiesz ze mam racje
Bylo spoko, ale teraz jest o kasie
No nic, ilez mozna wepchac w jeden skit
Pozdrowienia dla Polakow, Jonek FSP
Track Name: 1-2-3-4
1 – 2 – 3 – 4
How many raps before have left you wanting more? With
1 – for the money, 2 – for the show
3 – to get ready… and then no go
When it’s 1 – for no money and 2 – for I’m broke
3 – for the studies and 4 – for the loans
1 – for the hunnies, and 2 – for the bro’s
3 – for my buddies, and 4 – for this flow

1 – 2 – 3 – 4
How many raps that start like that, have you heard before
Claiming to connect to your intellect, but giving you nothing more
Than tragedy, profanity, bland bands with no variety
While I’m actually trying see? To not go down so quietly
Giving you melodies, in hopes that you’ll be telling me
My song stung like the world’s toughest spelling bee
Start with a melon seed, end up with a melon patch
That’s how I hope to see my raps when I look back
Blossoming rhymes, just about to hatch
No mimicry, or gimmicks see? With me there’s no strings attached
I just blast the facts, hoping that
You can get past the wack, and realize that
1 – Why front from the front, when you can front from the middle or the back
Besides the fact that from the back
You can see the deeds of Emcees in the lead
And choose not to follow hollow trends of tomorrow
Always seeking and reaching, learning the teachings
Of those who know, so
You can proceed with speed to that higher plateau
And grow even though, foes bring woes
2 – Never stray from what’s true
Your friend’s and your crew, and those who love you
3 – I’m just a regular me
J – 1 – K FSP
From the EDM, to the SNK
I’m the INT MC all the way
Mix it up with wordplay, don’t let that trouble you
That I’m all over E-Town and the WAW
4 – 2, 32 bar verses, and you don’t need more

1 – Everyone has at one time begun
To reach for the sun, beyond the square circle
Now it’s my time, to one by one jump the hurdles
And I’ll just give it, until I reach my limit
Because first thing’s first, being first isn’t all there is
I thirst for the good news and church to reach all the kids
Because the worst thing is dirt, and being stuck in it
Even a diamond has it’s dirty beginning
2 – Catch on to things you can latch on to
Diamonds are formed in the rough, and that’s true
And even though it seems to me, the rough is where I’m at
I’m trying hard, to bring to you this
1 – 2 – 1 – 2, type of rap
To surpass, the tracks, that have no tact,
Don’t sit back and relax, get up and get active
Because dude, you’ve got to, get on the move
3 – Most songs contain three verses
But I felt free, so I threw that pattern out as worthless
To rock a beat with no curses, flow with purpose
Who’s going to tell me, it’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3
Cuz that doesn’t seem to be the case
Everyone’s done everything, so be original these days (but)
4 – How many raps before have you heard like this?
So magnificent, that when the beat drowns out you’re missing it?
Your wishin you could just keep on listening
Then friends, just play this again and again
Sure this is work, not just for the fun
Cuz it’s cost me a small fortune since I’ve begun
And four years down the road, who knows where I’ll be
Perhaps a millionaire at 40, for inventing 4d : )
Do something for me, I’d love you for sure
Play this 4 times again, and learn between the words
Track Name: Hieroglyphics ft. Leah Pessoa
I think I might have, jumped the gun
But I just want to get something done
And play the game as long as the game is fun
Cuz there's too many who played till they were played out
Disappeared and faded out, I'm not sayin that I made it now
Without a shade of a doubt I outlasted the drought
- to bring you this, persistance over instruments
Hope that your into this, that you can picture this
Rock grinding rocks, and the wind shaping them
Hoodoo type formation, erosion evasion for every occasion
Songs die, and people never play them
But a classic, outlasts it and never decays
Man, remember the days when the songs were fresh
Not freeze dried, microwavable and overprocessed?
Someone's gotta put a stop to the nonsense
And bring back hip hop's consience

I've been around for a while and I plan to stay
Ancient hieroglyphics that never fade
Even if it's underground and never gets played
I will take strides forward - in faith

It's been a long time comin, but it was bound to happen
I've been dreaming ever since way back when
I was a kid with a vision and something to say
Needed someone to listen, so I put in
Over one solid year of hard work
From conception to when you first heard these words
Struggled with schemes and concepts, and everything else
But overcame that to put the disc on the shelf
Independent baby, means I did it myself
And I have to be honest, with not much help
But that's just life and I'm just me (stubborn)
So I pressed on and pressed the CD
To say God loves you, and He sure blessed me
To be on the scene with longevity
Still sing such a sweet melody
Not caring what the peeps keep tellin me
Trusting in Him and surrendering everything













Track Name: I Want To Be
I want to be the next man, to expand
I want to be the music that the public chooses
The listener’s first choice, hip hop’s conscious voice
I want to be a contribution to the solution
Inspiration and dedication with presentation
Steadily improving, and get the crowd moving
To be innovative, always stay creative
I want to grow, in who I am and what I know
The bomb diggity, facilitate the ministry
So I’m am the artist who tries the hardest
I want to be tough love, and more than enough
I want to make melodies, send chills to your extremities
I want to be me, J-1 to the K
I want to be the MC with something to say
I want to be all that, and spread the Good News
Plus I want you to know, that Jesus loves you
Track Name: It's So Simple
One life, one step, that’s right, it’s all you get
Eternal life, have you got it yet? Yes, then don’t fret
No, then give it a try and you won’t regret it
First day right away I was changed and won’t forget it
Possibly the hottest commodity, yet few get it
You don’t get it? don’t sweat it, let the words get embedded
He paid for you, so in truth your indebted
But at the same time, He came through and said “forget it”
Your sins have been forgiven if you just believe the message
“He is the truth and the light” and I’m just the guy to spread it
Ever since I met the Lord my path’s been redirected
To shine a light to those in need, or more like just reflect it
I’ll give you my story cuz it’s tried, true and tested
When tempted to mess with satan, development’s arrested
I guess this testament’s just the tip of the iceberg
But now you can’t say you’ve never heard the good word

One love, for every kind of human race
One way, by faith, through God's grace
One God, who loved you so much
That he gave His life for your life, it's so simple (that)

I'm just one MC, one mic, and no hesitation
To rock a few statements about true elevation
Too many heads are just running through the paces
And not too many know how amazing God's grace is
I'll rock a show in any venue, any basement
And wear my heart on my sleeve like it's the latest fashion statement
Because somethings gotta be said, I've been patient
I'm still steadily prayin, that what I'm sayin
Finds it's way to their heart and by days end
They'll too conclude their last conversation with an Amen
Understand he's the cure to the mayhem
The God who gave them life when he made them
I want to reach the lost souls, and awake them
Cuz I've been down, caught up in sin, mistaken
Thought that a God so awesome wouldn't have me back
But it's been racing through my mind, so I brought it to the track

We let it get to the point where hip hop is wack
And now we have to ask the DJ's to bring it back
And I'm sorry if I get a bit passionate
But I seriously hate the place rap is in
I'm quite adamat, we need more advocats
So a advocate, for more positive rap for kids
Acts in the biz, that give an example of how to live
Living every day like it's a gift, come on
I got this one chance, on this one song
To tell you some about 66 books in 3 verses, 3 hooks
Give me one chance, and take one look
Cuz the one Jesus Christ died once, that's all it took
He rose one time so now he's part of every rhyme
I make, when I break it down one time for your mind
Revolutionary, and yet, so simplistic
To show you how I like to kick it - it's so simple
Track Name: The Music
So many go, where the music tells them to
So it's important to me that my music speaks true
They used say, when in Rome do like those in Rome
But that (that) was way (way) back (back) in the day
That (that) was that (that), and this is now (now)
Gotta get past the past, cuz it holds you down
Holds you back, but good things come to those
Who wait, or wait, is it those who don't hesitate?
Just be careful of where your kicks go, and when you pick the flow
Know your not the only one kickin to those headphones
I don't mean to preach at you, just bring it new
With words that hit instead of just the bass in treble to reachin you
Make you feel like pocket aces when all your pockets got is dimes
Never mind the kind of rhymes that never leave your mind
This concept might take some time, but I'm
Not the type of MC to leave a listener behind

I will go wherever I hear a musical sound
But if it's bringing me down, I'll just turn around
And walk away quickly, to where it can't hit me
Cuz I love music, but the good kind strictly
Country, jazz, rap, anything but rave
Cuz I like it when soundwaves know how to behave
Things can get just a little bit hectic
If you press play and get what you never expected
Melodic, symphonic, harmonics of screamo
Make you lose your mind and cry, like emo
I mean, whatever, you gotta live your dream yo
So I'm down as long as the tunes are clean though
Good music is good music whatever the tactic
But right now the world's playing musical tag, and rap's it
I hope your catching on to the jist of the song
Good music is good music, so sing along and let's

Just go where the music plays
To where the sound rolls in like ocean waves
Just stay where the music stays
Where the sound shines down like sunshine rays
Just go where the music is
To where the sound is profound and you can listen in
To what the music is really sayin
That it's coming to your brain, through your heart on the way in

Just go where the music goes
To where the bass is low, and the MC's flow
Just go where you want to go
Thank God for I-Pods, take it on the road
Just go where the music lives
Where the talent is, and there are open gigs
Where you could hear an MC sayin
It's coming to your brain, through your heart on the way in

I go where the music plays
And the music is in me, so that's where I stay
I just want to let it out, flip the beat and get it out
Spread the word about, even if I have to scream and shout
Go to where good music exists
Times change, but this theme will persist
I insist you assist it's purpose
In earnest I just wanna bring it hot like a furnace
A good song needs a good tune, true
But a great song needs great lyrics too
They say, if you don't speak you look smarter
But to talk a lot, and still come across hot is harder
No doubt about it, you can't dance without it
And love without music, wouldn't have much romance to it
A man can not live on bread alone - yup
You need music too, so turn this up
Track Name: $5 Bill
Life is sooo chill
Just sitting on sunny hill
Five dollar bill in my pocket
And life is all good
Life is sooo chill
Just sitting on a sunny hill
Five dollar bill in my pocket
And life is all good

I wish every day was like today
Suns out bright and early and right away
I get that feeling that my life's ok
Not too much work and just enough play
Not too broke, got just enough pay
Plus five bucks just because
I feel so good, and look it too
I'm at the top of my game and that might be true
I'm at the top of the hill and the breeze is cool
I've got a song in my head and I'm lovin the tune
I've got lots on my mind, but nothing to do
So there's plenty of time to think it all through
-------- aaaaah
I got take a minute to take it all in
And ponder a creator who make all this
Complete it on day 6, but I really love 7th

There are rainy days, but this one's far from it
I can't help but feel that I'm sitting at the summit
Got this song in my head, can't stop hummin
Got nothin to do but I'm happy doin nothing
Just relaxin and chillin, dreamin big
White picket fence, a wife and some kids
Chillin with the basket, a Sunday picnic
I'ma take the ball, and then run with it
Cuz if you never dream, you might just miss it
Put the thought to the mic, that's how I kick it
I wish you sunny days and best wishes
Catch the big one that always gets away fishin
Every day scratch another item off your wish list
Merriness, like every day was Christmas
A Creator who could do all this
Complete it on day 6, but you gotta love the 7th

I want to, say something that's not just the run of the mill
I want to write a song, that's one in a mill
I want to give you a song that will make things better
So keep your head up, even when you've had enough
Cuz sometimes life is tough
And the road to the top of the hill is rough
I know, I've been there too
But I'm looking around, and life's a beaut
Sunshine, all around, what a lovely day
There's always clouds but they pass away
The sun is always shining like today
But you can't see it cuz the clouds are in the way
There you go, I dedicate this to those
Who are feeling low, just know
There's a Creator who made you with a purpose
Life is tough, but in the end it's worth it, cuz then

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