Essential MC

Essential MC

BandHip HopSpoken Word

Sol Aponte the Essential MC is a motivational/inspirational speaker as well as spoken word / hip hop artist. His message and music will lift any audience to their own inner greatness. "He is the Real Deal". - Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith

Biography

Sol Aponte the Essential MC, was born with a unique purpose to raise consciousness through the power of the spoken word. He has worked with a myriad of local and national organizations as a lecturer, hip-hop emcee, spoken word artist, mentor, and workshop facilitator. Some of the organizations have been the Agape International Spiritual Center, NAACP, National Urban League, HeArt Foundation, Star Education, J.U.I.C.E., Avant Yard and others.

As a speaker, Sol has been known to captivate the audience in his keynotes by delivering his message in a style that resonates with the attendees. Being a natural emcee, he innately tunes in to the energy of the crowd and “uplifts them to another level of consciousness”. – Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. He adds a component of spirituality, vision, and self determination from the perspective of a young, focused, hip-hop generation leader that is transformational and quite essential to future leaders.

As a hip-hop and spoken word artist, Essential has had the privilege of sharing stages with other artists such as: Mos Def, Common, Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, Jessica Care Moore, The Roots, dead prez, Method Man, Saul Williams, Michael Bernard Beckwith and many more. He is currently being featured on KRS One’s Stop the Violence 2 album, along side artists such as Nelly, The Game, Ne-Yo, Talib Kweli, Lyfe Jennings, Busta Rhymes and many others.

He has also recently released his self produced motivational CD entitled Essential Affirmations which was designed to reprogram the subconscious mind by using declarative poetry set to hypnotic tribal rhythms. Currently he is working on his hip-hop album which features platinum producer Duane “Da Rock” Ramos as well as a track with stic.man from dead prez and other collaborations.

Essential was recently featured as the top #22 unsigned hip-hop artist on myspace.com, which has been confirmation that uplifting hip-hop music is not only growing but that he is at the forefront of the shift. He is currently booking dates for his fall lecture tour as well as gearing up for the release of his transformational hip-hop album.

As an active advocate of shifting the state of hip-hop culture, Essential has met with and interviewed: Jesse Jackson, Magic Johnson, Akon, RZA, The Roots, Louis Gossett Jr., Hill Harper, Vondee Curtis Hall, Vanessa Williams, Talib Kweli, E40, Snoop Dogg, Master P., and so many other actors, activists and artists.

Essential has been known to have a gift of effectively communicating the principals of a higher consciousness, through his lectures, workshops and music. In what seems to be a Universal season of change, Essential MC is quite an essential element to that shift.

For more info visit: www.essentialmc.com

Lyrics

Welcome Ohm

Written By: Essential MC

Welcome Ohm

Welcome. Welcome back to your essence.
Welcome Ohm.
Ohming

Verse 1:

Let’s go on a journey with you inner rhythm.
Close your eyes, feel the highs of your inner vision.
Where it’s safe to put away all your inhibitions,
And total freedom is the only operating system.
Let go and just release, bring your minds eye to a place of peace
And let all mental chatter cease. Breathe.
Inhale…the essence of peace and blessings,
Exhale…any fear, worry, doubt or tension,
Envision, Light particles encoded with loveness,
From the source of abundance and absolute oneness,
Come in through your nose and from finger tips to toes,
You’re filled with your true soul glow.
Expanding its essence in every direction,
This is your connection to Source and you’re the reflection.
Descendents of a land that’s unlimited,
Live in the now, where the possibilities are infinite.
Let yourself go and dissolve in the zone,
Where you’re all one and never alone welcome ohm.

Chorus:
Ohming

Verse 2:

We all are light being with given abilities,
To reach the highest height of our inner divinity,
And speak, our truth into existence, with
The whole Universe supporting us in living our mission.
Listening to your inner calling, that’s what matters,
Sitting in meditation free of all mental chatter.
Greater elevation is what your soul’s after,
So dance to the rhythm as a descended master.
The time is right now and the place is right here,
To transmute your pain and shape shift your fear.
You’ve seen “The Secret” its already been shown,
We’re all one, and never alone Welcome Ohm.

Chorus:
Ohming

Are You Ready?

Written By: Essential MC

Are You Ready

Attention sistren attention brethren but I have one question.
and that question is…are you ready for your next breath, the
next moment, are you ready to step into your Divine Essence?
Are You Ready?

We’re stepping into a brand new paradigm and dimension,
a space and time where we quickly manifest our desires and intentions,
Are You Ready? Ready to spread your wings and soar, to a place
where your thoughts are what shape your reality, a place where
there’s only oneness and not even the thought of duality. Can you take
the time to vision and live your purpose to full fruition? Mediate
in a place of peace, are you ready to be still and listen?

Are you ready to be? Are you ready to just be? To be love to be
Truth, to be light, to be living proof? Essentially what I’m asking
you is are you ready to be you? The you that is made in the Spiritual
likeness and image, the you that has no beginning and the you that will
never finish? The you that is boundless and has no defined limits.
The you that remembers who you really are and knows that your
Essence is endless. Are you Ready?

Ready to transmute the pain of shame, guilt and blame? And be like the
lilies of the field, remembering why you came. To experience the
bliss of how it is to be I purpose, because shining your radiant light,
is how your soul agreed to be of service. Are you Ready?

Ready to step into the true essence of your soul? To swim in the sea
of faith and transform your ego? Are you ready to be for-giving, to
release, to let go? To allow your inner gifts to reveal and unfold? Are
you ready to receive? Because all the vastness of heaven is for you to
behold. You already have everything you need within you soul you
are whole.

It’s up to us to remind each other of who we really are, because every
time we see each other we’re standing in the presence of God. Because
every time we see each other we’re standing in the presence of God.
Are you ready to be free? If you’re ready then say “yes”. And so it
Is…and I let it be. Peace.

One

Written By: Essential MC

Verse 1:

Let’s stay in a state of waking meditation,
Steadily increasing our rate of vibration.
I know that we’re here for our soul’s elevation,
And freeing ourselves without no limitation.
We’re made in the likeness and image,
Let’s make it our business to play our position.
Living a life where the fundamentals are intention,
And remaining centered through conscious attention.
Let’s live out our vision, we’re guided by Spirit,
We’re one with Creator there’s no need to fear it.
It’s time we remember who we really are,
We’re manifestations of the living God.
Which makes all of the men and women brethren,
And the skin that you’re in is all irrelevant.
We have to begin by first going within,
Tell a friend, let the inner journey now begin.
Cause we’re One!

Chorus: 4x
One, one, one, one, one,
We are all one.

Verse 2:

We’re one in the Spirit, the mind and the body,
Let’s live out our fullest potential embodied.
Our nature is Godly in its natural state,
We’re one in the same let’s finally get it straight.
Duality is false and only a perception,
Let’s tap into source of which we’re all connected.
We’re here to inherit, right now in the present,
The kingdom of heaven and all of its blessings.
Let’s start representing the truth that’s within us,
And start thinking bigger, we’re not little sinners.
We’re Light beings, one with all things,
Unlock your freedom family let it ring.
Your good is my good and so we’re understood,
Let’s build conscious communities and neighborhoods.
We breathe the same air and we share the same sun,
I don’t care where you’re from,
We are all one.

Chorus: 4x
One, one, one, one, one,
We are all one.

Spoken word:

Verse 3:
We are all one in the same, it’s simple and plain,
It’s the same breathe of life that’s running through our veins.
We all are a part of a much greater whole,
An infinite, omnipresent oversoul.
Your good is my good and so we’re understood,
Let’s build conscious communities and neighborhoods.
We breathe the same air and we share the same sun,
I don’t care where you’re from,
We are all one.

Chorus: 8x
One, one, one, one, one,
We are all one.

Catch A Vision

Written By: Essential MC

Catch a Vision

Let’s design life in the manner we want to live it,
Freedom without a limit, as total creative spirits.
Where all of our desires and needs are fulfilled,
So let’s build an empire tapped in to the quantum field.
Of infinite possibility, really life is chosen,
Let’s knock on the doors and what them mystically open.
With the faith about the size of a tiny mustard seed,
Indeed, we can achieve anything the can conceive.
The theme of the eve is all about expansion,
And playing the game of life with total overstanding.
Commander in chief, don’t step, take quantum leaps and create,
From a meditative state of inner peace.
We reap , the fruits of the seed we’re mentally sewing,
Our essence and God presence is all wise and knowing.
Dig it, these simple quantum principals of meta physics,
Can have us walking like we’re mystics and we’re modern day wizards

Chorus 2x:

So catch a vision for your life, your whole life,
And let your inner light shine bright.
You’re already out of sight, so be out of your mind,
And let your inner light shine, as the Divine

Verse 2:

My soul remembers clearly exactly who we are,
And our birth rite to walk Earth like we’re Avatars.
Created in the Spiritual image and likeness,
So its critical we live like Osiris and Isis.
We’re holding the key of life in these interesting times,
With the power to embody the essence of the Divine.
Step into a paradigm where fear is transcended
And love is all that’s present and every breath is a blessing.
Look towards the heavens and completely surrender,
There’s another dimension we can collectively enter.
So let’s see it through these eyes, it’s been prophesized,
Swallow the red pill and live in paradise.
What’s your deepest passion live the gift you’ve been blessed,
And create your higher purpose fully manifest.

Chorus 2x:

So catch a vision for your life, your whole life,
And let your inner light shine bright.
You’re already out of sight, so be out of your mind,
And let your inner light shine, as the Divine

Rise Up

Written By: Essential MC

Rise Up

Verse 1:

Do you really know your soul purpose?
It’s much more meaningful than what’s on the surface.
No need to be afraid or to be nervous,
Cause when it comes to Jah’s love there’s a surplus,
You’re totally supported brethren just have trust,
And make your moves with unbending, clear focus.
All the riches of the Universe are here for us,
So take a stand for peace and to be God’s love and…

Chorus 2x:
Rise Up.
Be who you came here to be.
Rise up.
Close your eyes and begin to see.
Rise up.
Allow your inner gifts to be free.
Rise up Sistren
Rise up Brethren.

Verse 2:

Step into the truth of your soul,
Swim in the sea of faith and crush your ego.
If you, don’t feel at peace, release and let go,
Allow your inner gifts to reveal and unfold.
All the vastness of heaven is for you to behold,
You have everything you need in yourself to be whole.
Don’t go against the grain, remain in the flow,
And be the rose in concrete that still can grow and…

Chorus 2x:
Rise Up.
Be who you came here to be.
Rise up.
Close your eyes and begin to see.
Rise up.
Allow your inner gifts to be free.
Rise up Sistren
Rise up Brethren.

Bridge:
You have the power within you to live out your mission,
You have the power within you to play your position,
You have the power within you to change your condition,
You have the power within you to fulfill you vision.

He hey hey so
Rise up. Rise up. Rise up. Rise up.

Discography

2winSouls - "What the World Needs" 2003
Available on CD Baby

Essential MC
"Essential Affirmations"
2008

Essential MC
"Surrender"
Coming Soon

View a recent performance here:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=43938289

Listen to what others have to say about Essential MC here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59Jx958_JWk

Set List

Are you Ready?
Welcome Ohm
I AM
Catch a Vision
Infinite Potential
One
Rise Up
Power

All origional songs. We can perform for 10-60 minutes. Essential also hosts workshops and lectures.