Remember

by Macho

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Macho Ortega, one-half of the critically acclaimed duo “New Breed” is set to release his full-length debut, Remember, a project that is sure to reestablish his presence as a prominent influence in the Christian Hip-Hop community.

Macho was first introduced, with New Breed, as a key member of The Tunnel Rats on their 2001 release, Tunnel Vision. New Breed, consisting of Macho and his sister Elsie, later debuted Stop the Music and followed it up with Nine. Always one to stand out lyrically, no matter who else he’s on a track with, Macho then released Freedom, a seven track EP that allowed him the opportunity to star as a featured artist.

After a lengthy hiatus, Macho is back with Remember, an independent release that will serve as a personal reminder of why his music is all the more relevant in today’s constantly evolving music industry. Remember is a full-length solo project that will embody the familiar qualities fans have come to love from the artist.

With Remember, Macho continues to carry out the central message of the Gospel as he has throughout his career. By infusing God’s Word into his music in a way that manages to be unapologetic, raw, and in-your-face, all the while maintaining a sense of subtlety and a well-placed grace, Macho stays true to the scripture “out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” When listening to Remember, it is clear that this music came from deep within the heart of the artist.

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released 04 October 2011

1. Ready
Produced & Mixed by Donavan Luke Henry NINEWORLD PUBLISHING
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap
Vocals by Macho and Ashley Rodriguez
Cuts by DJ Aslan

2. Persuaded ( Feat. RSwift)
Produced by D-ski The Illeagle for Illeagle Productions PUBLISHED BY DSKI THE ILLEAGLE PUBLISHING (ASCAP)
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap/ and R-Swift
Vocals by Macho
Mixed by Shames Worthy
Live Guitar by Darnell Miller

3. Remember ( Feat. Donavan Luke Henry)
Produced & Mixed by Donavan Luke Henry NINEWORLD PUBLISHING
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap
Chorus Vocals by Donavan Luke Henry
Live Bass by D’Aundre “D-Bass” Thomas

4. I Am
Produced by Peace 586 for 586BeatsAscap
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap
Mixed by Shames Worthy
Chorus by DJ Aslan

5. Don’t Listen To Your Heart (Feat. Griff & Estee)
Produced by Raiden
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap/ and John Velez
Mixed by Shames Worthy
Chorus Vocals by Estee Bullock

6. Live Your Dream (Feat. Dax)
Co produced by Dert and Dski
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap / and Dax Reynosa
Mixed by Shames Worthy


7. Do it Right (Feat. Shames Worthy)
Produced by D-ski The Illeagle DSKI THE ILLEAGLE PUBLISHING (ASCAP)
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap and Raphael Henley for Shames Worthy Music, ASCAP
Mixed by Shames Worthy

8. Run to you
Produced & Mixed by Donavan Luke Henry NINEWORLD PUBLISHING
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap
Vocals by Macho, Noah Chaparro and Donavan Luke Henry
Live Bass by D’Aundre “D-Bass” Thomas
Live Guitar by Noah Chaparro

9. No greater love
Produced & Mixed by Donavan Luke Henry NINEWORLD PUBLISHING
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap
Vocals by Macho and Donavan Luke Henry

10. Dear God (Feat. Propaganda)
Produced by D-ski The Illeagle DSKI THE ILLEAGLE PUBLISHING (ASCAP)
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap / J.petty ASCAP I am not them music ASCAP
Sermon by Ravi Zacharias
Mixed by Shames Worthy
Vocals by Macho

11. Up in your system (Feat. Jurny Big & Zane)
Produced by R. Gollner (Sun Diesel Music) BMI
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap / A. Olguin Jurny Big Music Ascap / Zane Reynosa
Mixed by Shames Worthy

12. Ain't my life
Produced by Don Baker for Cynthia s Piano BMI
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap
Mixed by Donavan Luke Henry
Vocals by Macho

13. Give Me Strength (New Breed Feat. Elsie & Ashley Rodriguez)
Produced by D-ski The Illeagle DSKI THE ILLEAGLE PUBLISHING (ASCAP)
Written by Rosario Ortega Five Four Ever Music Ascap / Elsie VanClief
Mixed by Shames Worthy
Vocals by Ashley Rodriguez


Special Thanks to www.Poabdesign.com & www.Mloveizm.com for support, graphics & friendship!
Special thanks to www.gustavoortega.com for EPK & Music video production!
Love and Peace to my wife Jamie & son Nahoa for patience and support during production… You are the joy of my life!

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Track Name: Ready
Let me introduce you to macho
R.Ortega for better or worse
A Veteran brotha with a better than verse
Who hurt competition even though I don’t curse
I’m officially an OG
Never from my lips hear the words Woe is me
Never will I forsake TR family
Forever will I be one half of New Breed
Forever will I be that man who plants seed
Lock me in the booth homie throw away the key
The path has been paved
To the calling I’m a slave
I praise Him cause He rolled away the stone from my grave!
Yea..And if you feel the same thing
Shout it from the sky scrapers let the bells ring
I don’t put the focus upon heaven and hell
I’m trying to bring the kingdom of God where I dwell
And if I seek the kingdom and His righteousness first
Then He promised in eternity I shall never thirst
If you believe me throw it up
Don’t worry bout the show
I’m gon clearly blow it up
Yall know wassup these 16s can’t hold me
They couldn’t hold the young me and they can’t hold the old me
So I’ma bring you close to me take you inside my mind
Let you explore the core of me careful you might find
I ain’t your cookie cut in the box hip hop
I ain’t your corny christian emcee gone pop
I put a million milliseconds in every sentence I bring you
I’m trying to build faith and inspire you to continue
I’m a servant and a child of the King
A puerto rock from the bury making music you can live to

Hook -
I’m Ready I’m Willing
I’m back in the builing
I got that feeling that I had back when the music was pure

I’m Ready I’m Willing
I’m back in the builing
I’m a servant and a child of the King
A puerto rock from the bury making music you can live to

I ain’t your metaphor and simile man
I’m an assembly man
I’m assembling a clan
To follow Him into tomorrow
Too many living hollow
Puffing up their existence
Drowning it in a bottle
My motto is... Follow His Will
Develop your skill
Let the Spirit reveal how to build
If you refuse to kneel
The two can never congeal
I shed a tear for you if you’re rolling solo in this field man
I got so much to say so little time
That’s why I got no time to listen to these little rhymes
Long as this mic is mine... I’m saying what’s on my mind
You’ll never hear me saying that I’m hustling or grindin... Nah
That ain’t how I perceive my actions
Hustlers never win
Grindin is just a fraction of the effort that’s needed to succeed
So I proceed in Faith
Lord help me to take last place
Because I’m ready

Hook
Track Name: I Am feat. DJ Aslan
As I enter this new era of ever changing music
I ponder how in retrospect I might be viewed
By the masses by the few
For my passion for my views
for the way that I spit that truth
When I step up in the booth
see I’m rarely concerned with conversations on communities of keyboards
I don’t keep score
that’s a definite path to a detour
still tryin to figure out how to live life
balancing Christ family and mics
I know I’m dope I don’t care if you wrote whether I am or I aint nice
but the greater debate ever since I remember was how many times do we enter the name of the Lord
Jesus and more are we pre occupied with just keeping it raw
well, well if time does tell
then I’m figuring 18years of fruit and fellowship with my fans have served Him well
So I ain’t gon speak on it preach on it
I’ma just let peace drop that beat on it
I don’t ever need a pen and a pad
I just step up in the lab
go to work like a beast on it
To God be all the glory
even if you sleep on it
u can leave me or you can take me fam
I am who the I AM made me man


I am a father of two and a husband of 1
I am a beacon of light cause im a child of the son
I am more than a conqueror
but less than a hero
I go harder than most
cause I pay - no attention to fear
and in my 35 years I been to and fro
killin every microphone every show
From skid row- to the house of blues
maybe you could say that I paid my dues
but even though I am who the I am made me
I thank God that he re create me
everyday elevating me
making every crooked path straight in me
I’m nobody special
I ain’t nobody good
But I, I thank the Lord that He took me out that hood
You see I, could’ve been that murda man that trigga man that dope man
but when I heard the word He spoke, He gave me that everlasting hope
So I jumped in my ride then I, I hit that road
I just packed up my clothes - me and my flow and my stereo
I drove straight to that Tunnel - tunnel rat be my fam
still that new breed emcee - man I am who the I am say I am
Track Name: Don't Listen To Your Heart feat. Griff & Estee
Macho Verse 1
She told me he’s a good man
You can trust him
but he’s a hood man
I know he be hustlin
I know that kid well
Love’s his mama
Church on easter with the Holy water
But after the goodnight kiss
He’s macked up, strapped up, wrapped up in the abyss
And if I didn’t warn you mama I would be remiss
I fear inside my heart nothing good can come of this
I thought you was the smart one
Got the good grades
Couldn’t see past the cadillac with wood grain
Diamonds are a girls best friend
but when you’re broken hearted - ain’t a diamond that can mend
I know you see the warning sign shorty don’t pretend
Joy can’t come in the morning if the night never ends
Now you’re fightin again
And the light’s growing dim
Should have trusted in the King instead of trusting in him


Griffin verse 2
"He got a taste for the good life, moved from the east coast,
hustled in ohio, made a name in the streets, coke was his business if u needed hard he would do it, wipped it up in the kitchen if the product made money he'd move it, anything that profit, he would cop it and make it sky rocket, stretched the powder and he filled pockets, he moved slow cuz he ain't have to move for know one, lived like a wiseguy, trust, owned some but gave none, love, owned tones and gave some, but what's love and trust when its based on the money you make son, thought his friends were his people and one had another thing in mind but it was all just a matter of time, thought he was safe cuz the concrete jungle was far away but greed's a resident in every state, he went missing with a brick a little less than a month, clear until the morning he was found dead in his trunk, true story


Macho Verse 3
He said he wanna to be a rock star
Leave the hood life
Give reality a long kiss goodnight
Give him some wisdom
to save him from anguish
I guess its my fault I couldn't speak his language
Met him as a tagger
always had thw need for recognition
An emcee at heart he loved the art like religion
Brought him to the hole
Took him under my wing
But aint nobody perfect not me not him
Tried to show him that the game is more than a dope rhyme
school him to the business side and elevate his mind
I taught him what I knew about the kingdom of the lord
Help him fine tune his skills to murder the 4/4
But he had his own plan
And I can't blame him
I love him like a brother but I can't tame him
I know he wants to reach his goals
I pray he realizes everything that glitters aint gold
Track Name: Live Your Dream feat. Dax
You see the Gospel that we proclaim is far from a game
but some of yall insist on childish ways so let’s play
the best five card hand wins with no Joker
and since He stripped me of my pride then I’m gon call it strip Poker
I see you
I raise you
I’m all in
no stallin
The price to play is your life today so is you callin?
and if so
forget dough
you need heart
you need art
you need flow
that’s just a couple things you need to grow
So get it from the masters
then learn it from your pastors
and hopefully your fathers
then finally the author
and finisher of all from major to miniature
the writer of the book of life
it’s more than ancient literature
So take it and make it
your compass
your navigation on this road to open mics
and records sold
and if every time you spit
you ain’t reachin the peoples soul
then maybe it’s cause you’re dreaming bout riches silver and gold

Hook
I get up
I get down
I got love
For this sound
Won’t allow
Them to destroy this music easily
I wake up
and it seems
that I’m still in a dream
I can’t find a place of rest for the emcee in me
I get up
I get down
I got love
For this sound
Won’t allow
Them to destroy this music easily

So if you’re feelin me
then throw your hands up and stop grillin me
wake up to your ability
and Live Your Dream

Verse 2
Yo it it wrong for me to think that ya’ll should master your craft
wrong for me to want yall to come with it in the lab
wrong for me to admire only those who control their breathing
wrong to require that we be ready in and out of season
ha
that’s what it takes to make it
that’s what it takes for greatness
I pray yall don’t forsake this
or God forbid mistake this
as arrogant it’s apparent that I inherently parent
the talent that I see before me
let’s give Him the glory!
Track Name: Do It Right feat. Shames Worthy
I know my time on this place is limited
sometimes I feel like a primitive warrior
when I'm faced with
faceless
ageless
principalities and powers
who seek to steal kill and devour
but in my final hour
Will I show courage or cower
To the showers barrages mirages of the enemy
Or will I heed the caution of Galatians that be tellin me
why do you start in spirit but finish in the flesh
and if I take the latter path I face a certain death
I woke up early in the morning surely I am blessed
on words of worry and distress I wont waste breath
I tell my wife I love her
I look out for my brotha
I hold my son in my arms
I even called my moms
I asked the father let your will be done in my life
I’ma do it right I’ma do it right

(Shames Worthy verse)
This some ol' epic type, sky crash, hectic right?
Life flash in front of ya eyes fast
like upset at things regretted, but forget it, can't change it.
Whatever's remaining, too late to rearrange it,
like when the flames get close, or hurricane hit,
or a tsunami splash, or nuke missile blast.
If anybody on the planet's still breathing,
what's your achievements?
What's the legacy you're leaving?
Is anyone gonna be grieving?
Are you receiving what you believed in?
Your soulmate, did you meet them?
Did you enjoy TRUE freedom?
Did you let your loved ones know you need them,
or just mistreat them?
Cuz you never know when you're gonna go.
So you gotta show love.
No, don't hold a grudge, especially with your blood.
When push comes to shove, it aint worth it.
Nobody's perfect. Learn how to work it.

(Hook)
I'm feeling like I woke up from a nightmare.
So realistic, I remember like I'm right there still.
So ill. Got killed,
now its like a 2nd chance on life.
I'm 'a do it right.
I'm 'a do it right.
(2x)

I crash your stereo
I turn the lights on
I put the speakers up
Make sure the mics on
Yo microphone check shame is this mic on
The Ill Eagle make you wanna get your fight on
And when the bass drum hit I’m trying to picture how ugly your face gon get
I’m trying to get your radio to turn itself higher
Block party in your headphones fed through the wire
My break’s over
I’m back to put in work
I came to elevate creator of heaven and earth
Cause my people in danger strange days are ahead
God sent angels to emcees and Djs with His red letter to edify
Yesterday let it die
Tomorrow is a dream
Todays the reason why
You were created so connect with who perfected you tonight say I’m a do it right
I’m a do it right!
Track Name: Run To You
Hook
Lord I run to You
When left to my devices
I don’t think I can make another day
I put my trust in You
For I know you always hear me when I pray

Well it’s the same old me
sometimes I feel I’m in a cage and can’t break free
I feel I’m stuck on the same page for days
Like I’m in high school and I can’t make the grade
and when I drive at night
I look up in the sky and don’t see no light
and even though the moon and the stars are exactly where they are
I’m still far from my final destination
And upon further investigation of my heart
it’s clear to me the night’s a metaphor for my life
Well at least in this moment
But see a moment lasts forever when you’re severed from the Alpha and Omega
and you didn’t even know it
and if you saw me on the daily you would say I didn’t show it
but yo don’t get it twisted
cause just because a brotha gifted don’t mean he uplifted
It don’t mean he ain’t a misfit
it could mean he just a strugglin christian who spit sick
so with the quickness I relinquish my control
Or lack thereof and just let it go

Hook
Lord I run to You
When left to my devices
I don’t think I can make another day
I put my trust in You
For I know you always hear me when I pray


who am I that you consider me
that you prepare me a table in the presence of my enemies is a mystery
I know my history
it’s quite a vision my sin is ever before me
Lord - Who am I that you would send me
beyond the call I’m in awe that you would befriend me
If I were You... honestly I would end me
but you restore me, revive me and cleanse me
Here I stand empty, bankrupt, hands up
Feel you getting closer as the music gettin cranked up
“Stand up” You say
New mercy for new day
I believed a lie regardless of what the truth say
This is where you want me
This is where I need to be
Humble in submission a position jesus teaches me
Oh that I would be like the least of these
Give me the peace to become a humble beast to these
Track Name: Dear God feat. Propaganda
Dear God I wonder can you hear me
once upon a time I saw everything more clearly
as I gaze daily on humanities plight
my faith has been painstakingly withdrawing from the light
As a man I seen murder mayhem and corruption
But as a Christian I witnessed the churches deconstruction of true religion
and if truly there is a heaven
then why is it not reflected in reality we live in
If I’m intellectually driven - I’m forced to conclude
it’s impossible for man to raise himself from the tomb
Impossible that a virgin had life in the womb
It’s improbable to assume that mans days are done soon
I see the places technology has taken us
i see how science and philosophy enlighten us
my faith is shaken up
lord have you forsaken us
if you hear me im calling you to awaken us


can you hear me
can you hear me
can you hear me
I wanna know Dear God when I call you lord do you hear me.
Track Name: Up In Your System feat. Jurny Big & Zane
Jurny lyrics

My tool's name is Michael and it's archangelic how I spark
Fans tell it's from the heart sans embellishment
I part with the rhetoric hard as them sediments
Started at 11 even as BMX pedallin'
Headed for the Shadow because that'll be my medicine
Ridalin ain't widdlin this hype
I'm an all nighter writer if you share the same sentiment you better get your hands up right
We forever adamant to hear the people chatterin
Give em what they askin cuz they never gonna get it unless
A Tunnel's up to bat again
Now they get to clamorin
Asking for a chance at them but you know what'll happen when
Jurny get to rappin again
Slapping all them cats with simple pencil and that pen again
Watch what you be sayin because Macho be my brethren
I'm guaranteed to kill again
Rookies and them veterans
Fillin up ya system

Macho Lyrics
How many microphones should I slaughter before they get it
See I been rockin since roxbury I’ll never forget it
Ya’ll know me by now I’m big homie no longer the rookie
heard the call and followed Father wherever he took me
yea from the streets to the stage
the gutter to front page every trail that we blazed had His name on it
We put it down in every town that we enter - with the sound front and center
If it’s real I’m spittin game on it.
I done came from the same places where men end up slain
locked in chains
scatter brain
but I got up outta there like a runaway train
and I been told heart and sou ain’t required to make that dough
but I don’t live for that gold
yall know I don’t fit that mold
I rock for all of yall that’s trying to keep ya mind right
for all my people who might never see the limelight
for those who work from 9-5 then 5 to midnight
I know yall be bumpin Tunnel Rats up in ya system!
Track Name: Ain't My Life
No purpose No Gain
Cause if the road to tomorrow ain’t paved in Christ name
then all of my effort is in vain
if my people still in chains
eternity unchanged
Ya’ll know it’s too easy to switch lanes
spit game fort the king
with no power behind the claim
Am I the only one that’s been there, done that
made myself an idol through recital of these dumb raps
who do we trust
What do we thirst for
Body lusts for the world but Spirit hungers for more
its a true tug of war
But the truth of the Lord
is that he gave us aythang we need to live righteous and pure
don’t need ice and awards
forget need mics and applause
gotta get this rap thing back to bringing true life to the lost
so i say i surrender all
lord imma follow the call
imma be the one to bring your peope to that light
cause this aint my life

Hook
This ain’t my life (no no no no no no)
Cause when I tried to live it man I lost it
Look at what it cost me
Thank Him for Cross
This ain’t my life (no no no no)
This ain’t my life (no no no no no no)
When I finally gave it up I found it
Crazy as it sounds
it’s right for me to say it I’m ok with it this ain’t my life.

Verse 2
She hit the bed just before the sunrise
barely remember color of her sons eyes
she used to be that hit the books, gettin 2nd looks from suit and ties to crooks when she comes by
she always had the itch to hit the limelight
Red carpet, glamour life party all night
then she was introduced to that pure white
future, flash, cash, crash,
lost in the allure of life
Oh and all she hear is mama tellin her the Lord
gave her the only gift a man could not afford
She tried to fade away the feeling
Bright lights higher heights neva brought a healing
and if money was heavens magic key
she could afford freedom and avoid a tragedy
but tragically she’s a casualty of her own majesty
I pray she realize it fast and say


hook
This ain’t my life (no no no no no no)
Cause when I tried to live it man I lost it
Look at what it cost me
Thank Him for Cross
This ain’t my life (no no no no)
This ain’t my life (no no no no no no)
When I finally gave it up I found it
Crazy as it sounds
it’s right for me to say it I’m ok with it this ain’t my life.

verse 3
He ducked away to find a quiet place
Tears of pain sweat and sorrow rain down his face
This is the day that he was born for
Moment that he waited for
second that he prayed for
and when it finally arrived
I was surprised to realize that even Jesus was afraid ya’ll
He said Father if this can pass from me
then as a man I humble myself and I ask it of Thee.
but then He said your will be done
and not my own
he gave up His thrown so we could call heaven our home
and when he walked the road to Golgotha
the perfect lamb, the sinless sacrifice is what He offered.
He carried more than a cross
Carried the sin of man
crown of thorns on His head
They drove nails in His hands
He was my substitution
He took my penalty
Gave me his righteousness
To live is Christ
This ain’t my life...

This ain’t my life (no no no no)
This ain’t my life (no no no no no no)
Cause when I tried to live it man I lost it
Look at what it cost me
Thank Him for Cross
This ain’t my life (no no no no)
This ain’t my life (no no no no no no)
When I finally gave it up I found it
Crazy as it sounds
it’s right for me to say it I’m ok with it this ain’t my life.
Track Name: Give Me Strength (New Breed feat. Elsie & Ashley Rodriguez
Verse 1
Give me the strength cause I ain’t got one ounce left
I can’t freestyle my life I can’t afford to guess
It’s been 30 plus years since my first breath
Please bless another 70 before my death
And in between points A & Z is my life
My struggle My Faith My Son My Wife
But My My let me stop right there and switch lanes
Cause my self is the reason for all My pain
But Ever since I learned to call upon Jesus name
Your grace the foundation for all my gain
Anytime I refrain from what I know to be true
Is when I feel a million miles from you
So Lord give ne strength
Cause I aint gon make it man
You gotta strip me if myself leave me naked and..
Unashamed, Untied, untangled, unbound,
Free to hit’em with my sound

Hook
In Your presence Lord
Is everything I need
In my weakness You Strength is made perfect
I have tried fighting my own fight
But now I realize
All I need is for You to
Give Me Strength

Verse 3
After the Storm
After the quake
After the after shock is when I awake
After the darkest night and before the dawn
Is when the spirit rains down grace and gives me a song?
And when the Word came
Thats when the faith came
And when my knees dropped
I see His face again
I’m in the race again
I’m in His Place again
I aint concerned with being in the good grace of men
If you know what I mean
If you know how i feel
Then throw a one up in the air
And show him love for real
If you aint never known
The love the lord has shown
Then come see me afer the show and youll call it your own
I’m feelin fresh like forevers in my breath
Never again will death have a hold on this kid again
I’m here to spit again
Tryin to get it in again
Strength from the King again
Let me hear you sing again