Antoine

Antoine

BandHip Hop

Many people stereotype Christian rap and even label it "boring" as I myself once did. Through the gifts God has given me I bring a sound new and real which catches the ears of those on the streets introducing them to Christ and also take those in the church higher in Christ.

Biography

Antoine Batiste, formerly known as Negoti8or from Trendsetaz was born and raised in California. In 1998 Antoine enlisted into the Military and experienced many ups and downs throughout his Military career. As he strayed further from the Lord his life began to take a turn for the worst until the Lord got his attention when he found himself in trouble with the law. However, it was only a matter of time before he was right back into the same things only deeper. After releasing the "Trendsetaz Album" Antoine was convinced that secular music was his future until he received the phone call in January of 2004 that his brother DJ MARCO POLO R.I.P. had been killed in a car accident. While at the funeral the Lord revealed to Antoine that if he did not get it together quick, he would be next in the casket. So in April of 2004 Antoine began to take you into his life as he worked on "NEVER LOOK BACK" with the intention of saving as many souls as possible by bringing a new familiar yet unfamiliar sound to Gospel, bringing the Word to the streets.

In July of 2005 Antoine started his own Record Label "SHOPHARECORDS" his Debut Album titled " NEVER LOOK BACK...MY SOUNDTRACK MY LIFE" was released on August 30, 2005. An action packed musical Blessing from beginning to end. With its catchy soulful make you want to sing along choruses and life changing message. This album is ending up in the stereos of non-rap fans even becoming one of their favorites. When listening to the album there is no question about the Anointing on Antoine's life. It is more than evident that the album is God inspired with songs like Never Look Back", "Endurance", "Hold On", "No More Pain", and "½ Religious". The CD is quickly becoming a huge success with the hits "My Rib", "Divergence", and "Have Fun Tonight." All of which are original.
This is a must have for your music library! Antoine is a true humble servant of God and definitely an Artist guaranteed to blow up as he shares the Ministry that God has placed in him. He truly has a heart for the people and is on a mission to take back everything the devil has stolen. He is the "Breath of Fresh Air" rap and hip-hop fans have been waiting for. His highly anticipated sophomore album "ELOQUENCE" is set to release January of 2007!

Lyrics

Divergence (Spittin Gospel)

Written By: Antoine Batiste

Chorus: You spittin gospel, man your dream is over dawg how you gon' cross over dawg say goodbye to the benz and the rover dawg cause its over man its over.

Started off with 3 of us in a group spittin heat up in the booth then the 3 dropped to 2 then me/
from a lost soul searchin for my purpose to the dude you see/
realizing that I was blessed with the tool to speak/
I use my speech and tell you how I used to ride/
cross tatted on my back so Im crucified in a sence but aint gotta make sense to everybody/
I finally got it now, I read my bodys a temple/
that means my tattoos is heiroglyphics/
how else the word gon' reach the streets if I dont spit it/
true I may never drive a benz if I dont rent it/
but then I'll never get change if I dont spend it/
ponder a minute and wander a minute/
lets take a stroll down memory lane/
so I can help you understand what I say/
once crucified I was never the same, my flesh that is and its nothing to lose for heaven to gain/

Chorus x2

they say (youll never get respect you deserve doing gospel)
But I aint pursuing this for the checks I can earn/
as a child I would listen and learn to my elders saying/
whats life if you live it to burn/
good question, plus its something bout when Im in front of a crowd/
and they holding on to each and every word from my mouth/
this is music you can bump in your house and around your kids/
w/o your son learning how to call a woman a this or that/
I sit back and I spit rap that gives back the true art form of hip hop rap/
and even them haters cant stop that/
cause they find themselves sayin/
(when I get paid I gotta go cop that)
Cause through God I drop that, colossul flow verbally hostile/
droppin bombs on the mic like mission impossible/
maybe I'll change my name from 8 to the 13th apostle/

Chorus x2

If its true talk is cheap the industry spits rhyme on clearance/
I aint hatin but Im so sick of hearing the same flows/
bout the guns and the sick you sold/
how you thuggin and you rock Ones to match ya clothes/
Its kinda old yall/
real gangstaz gotta let nobody know and kick it in the spots where nobody goes/
I dont sniff or smoke nobodys coac/
and I dont care if I throw a concert and nobody shows its gotta be said/
ladies you can keep on your clothes/
you dont gotta dress in less to be pretty and you dont need silicone/
you were made the way you are for a purpose so if that brotha dont wanna accept you like that/
forget him he's worthless/
nervous is what some lil boys feelin when walkin to school/
so they join a gang and get them a tool/
homie that aint cool, you live by the gun you die by the gun/
remember you a son of the One, thats all you need/
ask the Lord to cover ya head and cover ya feet/
take it from me its tough in the streets/
I done dirt repented and got my soul cleaned/
but my past still haunts me/
got purpose so the devil still wants me/
spiritual warfare is happening all around us/
so beware of your surroundings/
throw a stone in a lake and the water ripples til it hits the earth/
heres my stone to spread the Word like germs/

Chorus x3

So Alone

Written By: Antoine J. Batiste

SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE ITS JUST ME AGAINST THE WORLD/
WHO CAN TRUST NOT EVEN MYSELF/
I SIT AND GRAB MY BIBLE OFF THE SHELF/
CAUSE THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN IS OH SO COLD/ AND THESE
DEMONS WE FIGHT ARE OH SO BOLD/
I BEEN TOLD NOT TAKE THEM SCRIPTURES FOR GRANTED/
GRANTED I HARDLY UNDERSTAND DECISIONS MADE
PLANNIN TO CHANGE/ BUT STANDIN IN THE SAME SPOT THAT I WAS
WHEN LOOKIN BACK JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHS/
I STUMBLE AND RUN FROM LIFES ISSUES TO KEEP FROM NEEDIN TISSUE/
DEVIL I REBUKE AND DISMISS YOU
AND HIT YOU WITH THE WORD OF GOD/ BACK TO BACK LIKE A FIRING SQUAD/
BUT IT SEEMS YOUR ONLY HALF OF THE PROB/
THE OTHER HALF IS MY FLESH/
TRYIN TO KILL ME DESTROY AND HAVE ME FILLED/ WITH EMBALMING FLUID AND CHILLED BODY UNTIL I FEEL/ SPIRITUALLY DEAD
FROM SO MUCH FEEDIN MY FLESH MAN/
FINDING OUT THAT - IM NO BETTER- THAN THE NEXT MAN/

CHORUS
WHERE DO I GO WHEN I FEEL SO ALONE SO ALONE/
startin to feel the pressure squeeze, dear God please help me breathe help me breathe/
WHERE DO I GO WHEN I FEEL SO ALONE SO ALONE/
feelin alone its just me, dear God help me please/

SO I FIND MYSELF ASKIN WHERE DO I GO/ WHEN I FEEL ALL ALONE
AND ITS STRANGE BECAUSE THE ANSWER I KNOW/ BUT STILL HOLD ON TO/ PRESSURE AND PAIN
UNTIL IT ITS STRESSIN MY BRAIN/
AND SEEMS PRESSIN AND MY EFFORTS IN VAIN/
OH WRETCHED MAN THAT I AM/
DELIVER ME FROM THIS BODY OF SIN/
BEFORE IT KILLS ME AND IM NEVER BREATHING AGAIN/
I PREACH TO MY FRIENDS CONVICTIN SELF With THE WORDS FROM MY MOUTH/
AND SPEAK AT THEM BUT DOIN DIRT IN MY HOUSE/
AND FOR THIS SONG SOME MAY SAY IM WRONG/
EVEN SPEAKIN TRASH ON MY NAME/
REMOVE YA MASK AND YOULL BE ACTIN THE SAME/
IM NOT PERFECT NOBODY WALKIN ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH IS/
A MAN OF GOD I AM AND A MAN OF PURPOSE IM NOT WORTHLESS/
IM JUST SEARCHIN TO BE MORE LIKE CHRIST/
BUT FOR THAT IT’S A MAJOR SACRIFICE/
IM SICK OF ACTIN LIKE ITS NOT A WORRY IN THE WORLD/
BUT I PRAY DONT LET THIS GENERATIONAL CURSE PASS TO MY BABY GIRL/

CHORUS

SOMETIMES IT SEEMS THE CLOSEST ONES TO YOU SIT THERE POURING SALT IN YA WOUNDS/
BUT I CANT BLAME THEM FOR THE DIRT THAT I DO/
AND HOW I CONSUME THE EVIL IN THE WORLD ITS PERVERTED WITH SIN/
AND ITS GRADUALLY WEARING ME DOWN AND WORKIN ME THIN/
I KNOW I NEED TO SEEK MY SAVIOR AND FRIEND/
I WILLFULLY SIN AND SIT WONDER IF HE EVEN HEARD ME AGAIN/ WHEN I REPENTED
FOR THE SIN MY MENTALS LOVE TO COMMITT/
LORD JESUS IM ON MY KNEES AND TO YOU I SUMBIT MY ALL HELP ME!!!!/

Discography

"My Rib", "No More Pain", "Divergence"
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Set List

I have up to 60 mins of music that I perform and what songs I usually do depends on the type of function. If its upbeat I do some of the more upbeat songs but if its more of a setup for ministry then I do those type of songs.