Episode 1- Hands High
“This Busta Rhymes record that I'm bustin
Is a testament to what the father did when
I trusted him
Don't you hear how, everything is changing now?
The snares, the kicks, even my lifestyle
It don't sound... like... anything I started with
That's transform metaphor in the art of it”
When you see the new beat the way that Andy does, it is a beautiful picture of the way the Gospel changes us. He pleads with people to give God a chance to change people like Andy changed that beat.
“If he redeemed you and your heart that’s deceitful, than he can do it to a beat too”
Episode 2- Shut-em Down
On this track Andy shows the difference between himself and the cookie-cutter mainstream rappers.
Addressing subjects like:
"Shorties can't remove my jeans, I'm celibate
Til I find a wife then we get it, get it
But I ain't no friend with benefits less I'm committed, get it"
Declaring he is waiting until marriage
Who the Best is:
“Breaks told me never arrive
I'm getting better with the pen
They like "Who the best, dead or alive?"
Well, my God was dead and alive
He's coming back again
When he cracks the sky, you ready to fly?
You gonna answer for the things that I'm asking
That's why I'm aiming high like Yao Ming's assassin
Rappers (and everyone else) are always competing and comparing themselves with others, trying to be the best. Andy says God is! And he asked if you know him.
"They wanna stack the paper well I wanna stack it also
But I really don't wanna stack it for the reason that you thought so
Get a big car, with a big crib, No
If I make a killin stacking millions to the ceiling
Do you know how many children we can feed up in them villages?"
Money is a necessity for all people, but too many people make their life about getting it. Andy wants us all to know that Money is not the problem, people are. Go ahead and get money, just use it in a way that will honor God.
Episode 3- Next Episode
James Gabriel chops up the Dr. Dre beat to perfection and Andy lays down lyrics that remind us that of the worth of women. This stands at odds with the original lyrics and purpose of the Dr. Dre Song.
“I see life so much different,
now that I know what you're worth...”
Episode 4- Benjamins
Andy unleashed producer Tyshane on the Puff Daddy song. Tyshane kills it! It’s just mean what beat comes in! The heavy bass and samples used make this beat fly!
Also on the song are Rich Perez (Andy’s Pastor and Izz). Together they write a song that challenges the cultural idea that it’s money makes life good.
I know the television promised
If you get it then you gonna be good, But stop it
Tell me what a man profits
If he gains the whole world And loses his soul in the process
My confession: I know I'm His
Saved - co-heir, no error kid
He the head like New Era lids
Why you chasing after things that be perishin'?
I am rich - He's the treasure
So I share the wealth, it's my pleasure
“And I'mma show you why the paper never coincides with the sinful nature
Ask the Savior, He say "Sho' you right"
I make it plain, boy, I can live without 'em
Cause it's up in that name that I know I'll never doubt Him
And I'll invest it 'cause my money's all about Him
Rather need money with Him than have them hundreds without Him