The Refugee

The Refugee

BandHip Hop

The Refugee is focused on bringing you the message of Christ through hip hop. Using multiple subgenres, specifically focusing on the West Coast, he builds a mainstream sound to reach the largest audience.

Biography

The Refugee was born in New York City, he moved to Sacramento, CA shortly afterwards.
He developed a taste for hip hop at a young age, and therefore developed a taste for trouble. To reach out for acceptance he started hanging out with the wrong crowd, although his early faith in Jesus kept him away from giving in to the peer pressure. The Refugee fell into depression, thinking that the church couldn't understand his love for hip hop and hip hop culture, and that hip hop couldn't understand his love for Jesus.
But his life changed when he walked into a record store and caught a glimpse of a certain CD. "Holy Hip Hop Volume 2" was the title, and he purchased it immediately. He was suddenly immersed in a world of Gospel Rap, some of his early favorites including T-Bone, KJ-52, Da T.R.U.T.H., Smooth, Gospel Gangstaz, and Lecrae.
Inspired by these artists, The Refugee started writing his own tracks, and eventually got around to recording them on a home mic. At his third show, The Refugee joined up with Soul Hustle Ministries, a ministry team of artists. They now rock stages all across Sacramento and beyond, while spreading the Gospel of Jesus.

Lyrics

J'z Up

Written By: Soul Hustle

Copyright, Soul Hustle,
2008

(Intro, Reecie
Reece)Throw ya peace signs up in
the air/Close your fingers close
your thumbs like you just don't
care/(Ay, ay, ay,
ay)

(Hook, Reecie Reece)I'm
gon' rise in the name of Christ/I
throw my J's up high 'cuz it's the
way of life/and this is how we do
it/Throw ya peace signs up in the
air/Close your fingers close your
thumbs like you just don't care/
x2

(verse 1, Exoduz)See,
Exoduz is a hustla, for the
Kingdom I shine/ Not for the
dough, but for the souls, so I'm
out to get mine/ You say you got
faith, well homie here's your
chance to prove it/ If you aint
bangin' Christ, then get your
scary self up out the movement/
Yeshua's bout to do it/ I'm just a
vessel on the block so that my God
can do it/ I'm bringin God into
it/ So if you bangin' Christ then
throw your J's up/ His name we
never ashamed of, homie we give
the praise up/

(verse 2, The
Refugee)I speak on the Name to
see souls turn from bad news/ Cuz
I don't wanna see the soles burn
like bad shoes/ Christ pulled a
fast move on Satan when he smashed
through/ Whipped and beat,
permanently scarred like tatoos/
But he came with a victory, so we
salty like cashews/ Cats still
mock the Lord our God, but who
asked you?/ Yeshua King gives us
direction like a map do/ And now
all believers (are) cliqued up
like tap shoes/

(Hook, Reecie
Reece)I'm gon' rise in the name
of Christ/I throw my J's up high
'cuz it's the way of life/and this
is how we do it/Throw ya peace
signs up in the air/Close your
fingers close your thumbs like you
just don't care/ x2

(verse 3,
Young Markk)Ready to ride for
the King, I throw my J's Up high/
Bible tucked ready to bust,
strapped on the waistline/ We in
the same exact spot where they
slangin' them dimes/ We grind
harder, so we slang sixty six to
the blind, grind/ If you aint with
it, homie get out the line/
There's crown's waitin' in the
kindom so I'm bangin for mine/The
streets got some cats weak, so now
they J's don't fly/ Bring ya
clique and get ya gats, for the
king I'll die/ (Bridge, Young
Markk and Reecie Reece)And now
I'm hearin cats scared to throw
they J's up (what, what, wh-what)/
Dun hit them streets now they dun
changed up/ Actin timid like "what
you 'fraid of" (What they scared
for)/For the kingdom I throw my
J's up/ x2

(verse 4, Reecie
Reece)All my Christians throw ya
J's up/ Let 'em recognize how He
changed us/He's so good, they
think we goin' insane/ Cuz of
Romans 1:16 sayin' we aint
ashamed/ We pull up to the church,
focused, ready, alert/ To my
believers who be bangin' his name/
J's up til we down in the grave/
Until we down in the grave or til
the day that he takes us/ Patner
we preach the Savior (the Savior?)
Ya heard homie the Savior (bark)/
God came in the flesh to put in
work, mayne/ He died on the cross
and rose on the third day/ So if
you wanna come with me, get
prepared so you can come quick,
see/ that if you wanna ride
tonight, you gotta die tonight
(die daily)/ Cuz I'ma
ride/

(Outro, Reecie
Reece)Throw your peace signs up
in the air/Close your fingers,
curl your thumb like you just
don't care/

Discography

Soul Hustle Ministries Vol. 1 (re-release)

Set List

My typical sets are 20-30 minutes and usually include, J'z Up, Fresh, Dem Jeanz, Fall Back, Armor Of God, Takeover, and a message.