eMJOY is back with an up-beat tempo, banging track titled “Banner High” produced by D-Flow (credits: Lecrae, Trip Lee, Spoken, etc.). It is his encouragement to believers primarily, to live unashamed (Romans 1:16) as lights of the world. Listen to the tune here http://soundcloud.com/emjoy/
Who is eMJOY
eMJOY, born Mayowa Adebajo in Nigeria, is a remarkable gospel rap artist based in Toronto, Canada, who sees himself as a channel through which God will reach our Hip-Hop/pop music generation especially. He began his music career in 2010 (after a childhood of several performances), recording and performing across Toronto. In 2011, eMJOY released his first music collection – the YGM-VTECH mixtape- and a music video too, both exclusively online to blogs.
What critics say:
· “Emjoy knows how to take a pop cultural reference, flip it on its head, and use it to give glory to God. Emjoy’s spiritual cleverness makes him an emcee to look out for.” -Imade, writer for Rapzilla.com and Imadeintruth.com
· “…different and unique and has the replay factor.” -lalaboiy of Notjustok.com, number one Nigerian music blog.
Here are the lyrics to the song:
eMJOY, D-Flow If it's who you are then be who you are Verse 1: Salt of the earth light of the world fresh out the shaker brighter than pearls dispersing the savour reflecting the 'Son' (Sun) that's spelled with an 'o' there's no greater one that's who we are by nature no sugar since we did encounter the bright and morning star and so we shine dont be shy dip you mind up in that wine you may buy without a dime off of Isaiah double 5 (Isaiah 55) And we're Live! Now let's ride hope you're sparked up by the vibe well, if you're not I'll turn it down while I drive break it down: You and I constitute the eye through which the blind may behold the Light! simply cuz the world is darkening (darkening) getting cold no hope in cardigans (cardigans) Heavy souls in need of pardoning they hollering If your bulb may be dull then my brother get asharpening cuz... Bridge: They just wanna be free groping daily for the keys for so long\ if you got that light Raise it up where they can see\ and hold on (2ce) Chorus: Raise the Banner High Raise the Banner Higher notwithstanding we keep it standard Raise the Banner High Raise the Banner Higher There's only one name sitting on my placard Raise the Banner High Raise the Banner Higher Proclaim the name of Jesus everywhere we turn up Raise the Banner High Raise the Banner Higher Romans One:One Six (1:16) We're unashamed that's who we are we represent Verse 2: Salt of the earth light of the world fresh out the shaker brighter than pearls He's certainly heard you need my God would get it done with speed but He got His need and that would be as He wud please Just a man like a me we're the revival that we seek get ourselves up off our seats pray for boldness hit the streets like a lot of water we would see (sea) then Where my soldiers marching on now? /We're marching on (4ce) Bridge: They just wanna be free.../ Chorus: Raise the Banner High.../ Outro chanting: East side raise your banner high West side raise you banner higher South side wud you take it north North side wud you raise it, wud you raise it high! mmm.. YesGod o This Mega light of mine... (word) I'mma let it shine// This Mega light of mine... I'mma let it shine, I'mma let it shine