Strate Jak It

Strate Jak It

 Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
BandMetalHip Hop

Strate Jak It is a metal based band who incorporates aggressive rap style lyrics into one of the most unique styles the twin cities has to offer. There machine gun lyrics and hard driving riffs make them a good listen to a wide variety of audiences, from metal, to rock, to rap and hip hop.

Biography

Strate Jak It is a tenacious 6 member hardcore-fusion band that hails from the St. Paul, Minnesota. Strate Jak It has been playing an important part of the regional music scene since 1997. The band continues to bring a unique and fresh perspective to today’s hardcore music by blending a fusion of metal, hip-hop, thrash and rap-core with their aggressive, in your face style. Strate Jak It is one of the pioneers of rap style metal and their tight, flawless performances are evidence of the chemistry and musicianship among the Strate Jak It members.

Strate Jak its CD catalog includes “The Padded Cell,” “Reckless Abandon,” and recently released “Left for Dead.” Strate Jak It is currently in the planning stages of a new full length album due to hit the charts in 2012.

To date, some of the Strate Jak It’s highlights include: repeat sold-out performances at Minneapolis’ famed First Avenue Nightclub, performing with national acts such as American Head Charge, finalists of the 93X battle of the bands, numerous on-air guests of 93X, multiple press attention from top regional sources including The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The City Pages, and The Pulse, and highly successful self-promoted and organized events; such as River Rage 2011 at the St. Paul Park Heritage Days.

Strate Jak It strives to bring something unique to their fans in everything they do and will continue to be a driving force of innovation through hardcore music for years to come. Keep in tune with Strate Jak It online for updated tour dates, new information, new music and merchandise.

Lyrics

Reckless Abandon

Written By: Brian and Dusty

Reckless to the point of self destruction
Breaking down the life you once constructed
Resorting back to your childish ways
There’s no stopping you your going out in a blaze

Deserted at the time of birth
With no memories left detached from this earth
Distorted I don’t know how to act
I’m just a walking time bomb and I’m ready to crack

Abandon a thought with any structure
Leaving out the chance of any closure
Holding on to the memories that passed
Once I find myself I might find where I’m at

Reacting always as an impulse
Feeling trapped inside of four white walls
Acting just like you treat me
Afraid to find out afraid that I’m gonna be

Reckless
With my thoughts and my ways
and my words and my wisdom
Living out these final days
Reckless
In the way that I act
once I pick up a bat
you ain’t never coming back

Reckless it’s your system of analysis
Snapping necks on your way to paralysis
Feed the rage that grows inside
Rip apart my flesh to invert inside

Wanted and always on my own
No place to run and hide no place to call my own
Resorted to my method of attack
It’s hopeless now and you ain’t never coming back

Abandon any reconciliation
Running away from the creeping isolation
Faking death just to stay alive
Paranoid people hunting people who hide
Anarchy rules at the point of attach
Leaving you fools with no time to react
Stealing your jewels at point blank range
Living for the moment and you know that I’m staying

Reckless
With my thoughts and my ways
and my words and my wisdom
Living out these final days
Reckless
In the way that I act
Once I pick up a bat
you ain’t never coming back
Reckless…….
Abandon……
Reckless…..
Abandon…..

Psychopathic and other times rabid
Sick and twisted fucks who cause much damage
But manage to live on the edge
Without getting caught by the cops or the feds

Cause you never really knew what to make of your life
Till you latched on to me and thought it would be alright
Cause you never had a name any fame of you own
So you try to split my DNA and be…..my…clone

Think of me what you want (think of me)
My clone….
Think of me what you want (think of me)
My clone….

You don’t know me don’t ever try to judge me
Things that I think it takes a fucked up mind frame
You don’t know me don’t ever try to judge me
Things that I think it takes a fucked up mind frame

Stupid phony suckers always running amuck
Jumping on the wagon till the wheels get stuck
Be a real man and stop talking that crap
Once you find yourself you might….Find where you at

Reckless it’s your whole shitty attitude
Hating life because you’re destined for solitude
Pushing away because you can’t stand the pain
Flipping out inside cause you’ve got nothing to gain

Created this mess alone
No way to turn it back or burry the bone
I’m dedicated to this life I know
I’m reckless on the edge and I’m ready to blow

Abandon the thought of any structure
Leaving out the chance of any closure
Holding on to the memories of past
Once I find myself I might find where your at

Broken were out of control
Defying authority with rebel revolt
Trouble is they have a weak mind
Without a care in the world because you know I’m

Reckless
With my thoughts and my ways and my words and my wisdom
Living out these final days
Reckless
In the way that I act once I pick up a bat you ain’t never coming back
Reckless…….
Abandon……
Reckless…..
Abandon…..

Reckless mother fuckin abandon…WHAT
Reckless
Reckless
Reckless

Discography

Strate Jak It has had multiple columns appear in the Start Tribune, City Pages, and The Pulse news outlets. They have had three separate “live” interviews on the Twin Cites premier rock station 93X, and also performed in two separate 93x Battle of the Bands contests, with once making it all the way to the finals. They have performed live at large music festivals, the most recent being River Rage at Heritage Days in St. Paul Park MN. Strate Jak It has released one full length album, the 1999 release, “The Padded Cell,” and singles in 2000 “Reckless Abandon,” and 2010 single “Left for Dead.”