Theoretical Redemptive - Thee EP

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    Theoretical Redemptive, the second in the line of EP's by RNF (Redeemed Now & Forever) carries a less aggressive touch to it than its previous release Kingdom By Force (2012). More relaxed and smooth while still maintaing a rough edge with a strong gospel message.

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released August 25, 2013

Artwork by Olu - graphicmajors@aol.com

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Rnf Miami, Florida

RNF stands for Redeemed Now Forever, Redeemed N' Forgiven or Real Nasty Flow. Rooted and grounded in the true essence of gospel hip hop, I've been putting out music since 2008. I strive to make heart felt music that appeals on different levels, but ultimately portray my Lord Jesus Christ in light of the gospel message. ... more

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Track Name: Up and Up
UP AND UP - VERSE ONE - Where ya going/where ya headed/be the/question at hand/ya see a/man can not stand - if he haven't a plan/steady - sinking in sand - you know - oh so lonely - said they was - but they - wasn't your homies - riding dem ponies - spent your very last cent - drugs and sex - is where yo - money had went - now you're crashed and bent - looking for an escape - well - hold up son - cus it's - not too late/must contemplate - take a look at yourself - you know - knowledge is key - take that - book off the shelf- see - if first you don't succeed - then again you try/what good is - selling your soul - if in the - end you die? And I'm more than obliged - to submit and surrender - this - Triune God - He has - no contenders - there all pre - tenders - tryna - claim the name - but false Gods are idols - that gon - burn in flames.

HOOK - On the up and up/really gotta - show - improve - sold out ta Christ - now I'm on the move - think you do widdout God? Be a grim mistake, heed the words before it/be too late.

VERSE TWO - It always makes me wonder - how we - take for granite - this God who made man - galaxies - and the - planets/tell me - how you gon - manage - when it - comes to an end? Love - God or the world? Enemy - or a friend? - not a - man of steel - don't - pack - no - steel - sword and shield - to the - King - I - kneel - see - we - all must yield, just - turn and repent - it's like - having a deal - never - earning a cent - yet we - represent - this great - King Majestic/do we give Him our best/or only - what - we're left with?/through faith we hold - tightly - to the - Word of Truth - a yo - Christ is our God - and we - are the proof/the seed - grows - its roots - so we must - bear fruit, anything less, does - not - compute/ya gotsta choose - daily/which God you'll serve - the god of the world - or the - God of the Word?


HOOK - On the up and up/really gotta - show - improve - sold out ta Christ - now I'm on the move - think you do widdout God? Be a grim mistake, heed the words before it/be too late.

VERSE THREE - They gots a - hope and a wish/but the - point dey miss - a yo - life is like a lesson that we gotsta live/adopted kids - brought into the family of God - and God don't care/about yo - watches and cars - nah He's more concerned about the - state of your - soul/when He went/and made you/yo He - broke the mold/look - behold, Christ - stands alone - and - knocks - a yo and/will you let Him in/to the door of your heart?/don't let it come as a shock - when the - gates are closed - and, you be left standing - left - out in the cold/out of control - looking for a way ta get in - we're either - slaves of God/or we're - slaves ta sin - gotta/look within/ though can't - do it yourself/we're all - learning life lessons/every - student needs help - stay - true ta yourself/learn the - ways of love - seek - God in the essence - love - comes/from/above.


HOOK - On the up and up/really gotta - show - improve - sold out ta Christ - now I'm on the move - think you do widdout God? Be a grim mistake, heed the words before it/be too late.
Track Name: Prodigal
PRODIGAL - INTRO - Ya - since the beginning of time - man - has wandered from the path -only ta find dis - ease and discontentment - time ta get - back on track - word.

VERSE ONE - A yo - look ta the sky/nah - look within, the problem is man and his - will to sin - no matter how you paint it - ya we - all must die - the question ain't when - yo the question's - why, the Word/surely tells us - in the - garden of Eden, God made man/though man - com-mitted treason, from that point on - all creation - cursed/now we're, fallen man - on a - fallen earth/since birth/we been stained with - original sin - God - pleads wit man/though man/resists/Him - see God is ever patient/draws - near to us - O' man O'lil' faith - how we - fear to trust - from - dust to dust - see we - all return/tomorrow ain't promised/that we - all must learn - yah you've had your taste - off the - Godless life, now - let me introduce you to the - God/called/Christ.

HOOK - One way out - life got you trapped - lost direction - the Bible's a map - speak Truth/seek proof/nuttin' wrong wit dat/done lost your way/hear Him - call you back. One way out - got you trapped. - lost direction - the Bible's a map - speak Truth/seek proof/nuttin' wrong wit dat - done lost your way/hear Him call you back.

VERSE TWO - A yo - here we go again - got - rhymes galore - my purpose to uplift/help u - find the Lord - all through life - man wanders round - some stay lost - while - some get found - round and round/ya we - wonder why - some don't live/yet - we all do die - lions they roar/and the - doves they cry - got out the rain - I could - see sunshine - life- how you living? Gotta - go for mines, I am in - Christ/so my - souls divine//a yo I chose ta rhyme /cus I - gots a reason - with every breath taken - yo I'm - gospel breathing - God's all season - not - one day a week - salvation is a gift/and His - Grace ain't cheap/let's - take a leap - cus there's - much at stake/it don't take much/just a - touch of faith.

HOOK - One way out - life got you trapped - lost direction - the Bible's a map - speak Truth/seek proof/nuttin' wrong wit dat/done lost your way/hear Him - call you back. One way out - got you trapped. - lost direction - the Bible's a map - speak Truth/seek proof/nuttin' wrong wit dat - done lost your way/hear Him call you back.

OUTRO - Born into this world - children of fallen man - yes - we seek something greater - yet we - just - don't - understand, time is moving - ya - we know we can't stay - with each day that passes - yo - we - stay lost/or we-/find the Way.
Track Name: Call of Duty
CALL OF DUTY - VERSE ONE - Watch...Out, let it hit you first - the Spirit is life - to - uplift the curse - been a - long time coming now - the - time is here - no need ta fall back - no need ta fear - bottle up them tears - let the story get told - my God is my stronghold - lo and behold, word - ta da wise - and the - fool as such - the Spirit is tool - you must - use ta cut - away the flesh - ya it's - time for war...the Spirit is knocking - open up - the - door...gotta/let Him on in - let Him sweep your soul - from the curse of sin - that demands control - it's a - life long fight - we must - per-ser-vere - your vision is foggy? Make it - crystal - clear/ain't no place - like here - no - time like - now, their asking me - who, what/where/and - how.

VERSE TWO - Don't stop! - c'mon - back it up - Spirit is willing - flesh - acting up - got - caught up in the world - like I - knew what's up - got cash - got credit - done - used it up - uh - oh - hold up - now what's next - everywhere I look - see - themes of sex - and I - kid you not - sin - wants my soul - but I'm - free from sin - God's - in - con-trol - not saying that I don't - or I - will not sin - if you're - saying that you won't - you're - Imagining - a yo - hello - greetings - back to earth - time is up - now - back to work - I got - sight for da fight/like seats/ring - side - Spirit - is my helper - with - ease - He - guides/breathe - easy - rise - let go - let God - change your heart - for a - brand new start.

VERSE THREE - Run but - can't hide - datz - wutz - sup - you're falling behind - yah - must - catch up - gotta - keep it intact - don't - break - dat - back - the rhythm is large - kick/snare -hi - hat - all and - together now - one (in) the same - Christ is the King - so we - praise the name - not in it for the glory - nor - riches and fame - the tongue is a fire - that we - can't contain - but we - must sustain - try ta - keep it in check - we all need love - all - need respect - worthy is the Lamb - greatest - story told - the night is fading/what's the - morning hold? - see ya - must think wise - stop - hitt-ing snooze - life's a mystery - you're - miss-ing clues - when the - pieces of the puzzle - don't - seem ta fit - speak up a lil louder - don't - plead the fifth.
Track Name: Believe
BELIEVE - VERSE ONE - Be a - child of da Most - in Him - I boast/see I'm a/get in where I fit in - cus - that's my choice - got a/voice to glorify/up - lift - the Lord - I know - some/ain't gon vibe/and they'll - just - ignore - but to/each his own/yes - again I'm born/a yo/a man - do reap/what - he surely - do sow//fa sho/fa sho/a yo - my - soul/it/glows - stay blessed/so I bless/with deez heartfelt flows - and - rightfully so/though gotta/lot ta learn/yo they -/say ta enter Heaven be so/hard to earn - well/they're right - nah - deeds/won't get you/thru/them gates - yo/salvation - be a gift - that's by - Grace through faith/yo/you're - no mistake - gotta seek the Light/cus ya - stumble in da night/till ya - meet the Christ//must - reach new heights//grow as an individual/one love/one life/one God - indivisible.


VERSE TWO - I'm digging deeper and deeper/got styles embedded/betcha bottom dollar bucks/that ya still don't get it - I let - by gones be by gones for - what - it's - worth - a yo/ya - reap what ya sow - either - blessing or curse/from the - best of the earth - stay - stressing your worth - God made us unique - so yo ya - best - just - search - the truth/be the proof -that a - God exists no warm Luke's/speak Truth/let our God enlist - be - all you can be - ain't no army of one - ya see the battle is the Lords/and the - war's been won - invitations have been offered but - so - many declined - ya we'll dance in the fire - but see my - fire - refines - different paths we travel down these streets of life, but yo there's only one path that really - leads - to Christ - I stay praying for the lost to - pick up - der cross - pray we gain mo' souls and - don't - suffer - loss. VERBS


VERSE THREE - living life on purpose/go/beneath/the surface/pen ta pad ta lab - then it/hit/the churches...more/than just/verses/be a - light - ta search wit - Christ - the hope of glory/make us/blameless and perfect - one life/live it right/yo - call - the name...to live for Christ/there's no - ball and chain/I/call it gain - cus really - don't - nuttin compare/a yo/and - nuttin would I trade/for this - love affair/ya gotsta dare - really - just ta - be your own - ya can't -/get by/living fake/just ta - be a clone /I seek a home/where life/seems ta - imitate - Christ -not/guns and drugs - fly/whips and ice/the fishers - price/was paid/so/men//could be/saved//and we say we love God/yet we - dis-obey/miss the way/look - with our/eyes wide shut - can't hear wit deaf ears - won't/amount to much.
Track Name: Freedom In Shackles
FREEDOM & SHACKLES - VERSE ONE - Having/hopes/and/dreams/swimming/up/an/open/stream/blowing/steam/woe/is/me/but/I'm/still/a/chosen/seed/kna mean? - an innovation/invitation/inspiration - time is - ticking/ever drifting/but/ I'm - never wasting - chasing/while/I'm pacing/staying/patient/its/amazing -the/state of/debt/we/may/regret/these/space/cadets/be/hazing - I/construct/conduct/ya best/ta duck/enough's/enough//ya down wit God/den/raise/em up/pick up/your/cross/just/take it up/invest in/Kingdom living/got/a - home/away/from/home - and - no matter/where/I/roam - yo I'm - never/all/alone/yes - God - yo/I see/the/end/from the/beginning - eternity/will/be a/place/of - man/no/longer sinning/how ya living? - I be giving - what - I - have/been given - spit/writtens/to - uplift/and - reveal/what/has/been missing, so/much/for wishing - don't/wanna/pull/your/ear/to listen - this/Christian/has/a/mission/got the bait/I'm/going/fishing.

VERSE TWO - Just/a/brok/en/vessel - wit/the/flesh/I/poke/and/wrestle- done/broke/the/threshold - God/released - the/devil's/death hold - I'll/never/let/go - yes God/you/something/special - soul/and/mental - know/this/bodies - just/a/rental/i'll/keep/it/simple/by now/you - know - what/I'm/into - man/got/issues -try/conceal - like/a/pistol/this world's a grave, sinful slaves - pistol grip/with aim, ya run your lip/ya might get zipped - back ta/where you came...the liars lame/knows your name/and the/ones you run wit - ya/it's all/game/make it rain//till/you're/the one that's hunted - yo/ain't it something/any/day/could be your - last - one/ya need ta/slow down/the world/be moving - fast - son/the/days/at/hand/had - ta, earn - my - re...spect - I had a plan/had ta/turn - and - re...pent/was Heaven sent/the God man - in da....flesh - soon all will bow/and with they/tongues shall - con....fess.