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The Transformation Project

by Tha FLoK

Gospel Hip-Hop from the streets, Keepin it real with bangin beat's and tight lyrics, straight out tha Bible. So don't sleep on it and don't judge it until you try it.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Spiritual Rap
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1. Transformation Project (Intro) Tha FLok
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2. Do You Know That Man Tha FLok
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3. Don't Give Up (God's On His Way) Tha FLok
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4. God Ain't Through Wit Me Yet Tha FLok
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5. It's So Hard Tha FLok
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6. We Ain't Goin Back Tha FLok
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7. Walk By Faith Tha FLok
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8. Time Out Tha FLok
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9. Trials and Tribulations Tha FLok
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10. What Happen to The Love Tha FLok
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11. If I Could Change Tha FLok
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12. Revelations Tha FLok
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13. I Don't Miss You Tha FLok
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14. Remix Tha FLok
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
For Music Production contact Ice @ 918.752.6577 or Email us
obent@live.com
If you want to Bless our Ministry, Send donations to:
OBE Ministries
P.O. Box 133
Okmulgee, OK 74447


A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who have purchased The Transformation Project CD, and Thank you to every one who has supported us through E-Mail's and Phone Call's. We hope you are Blessed by our Ministry.



Individual and Group Bio


Name: Rodrick Mcbee
Stage name: Ice Lajuan
Age: 31
Founder and CEO of 53 Funk Entertainment Roderick Mcbee aka “Ice Lajuan” first was influenced by hip-hop at the age of nine. His love for music began when his big brother let him play around on his friend’s keyboard. In later years “Ice” began to acquire bits and pieces of used music equipment from pawnshops with dreams of breaking in to the hip-hop industry. In high school he was introduced to another hip-hop artist who went by the name of “Merlin”. Together they released several local rap tapes throughout the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. Toning his skills and his ear for the music during the late 80’s and early 90’s all the while never giving up his hopes and dreams he eventually moved to Okmulgee, Oklahoma and teaming up with a local rapper by the name of Shawn “N:Doe” McCrary at the time the only remaining member of “The Westside Hustlers.” Mcbee had an idea to create his own independent record label where he would not only rap but produce original music for himself and other aspiring local talent called “53 Funk Entertainment”.

Hobbies/Interest: reading bible, making music, watching movies, weightlifting, stock market, black history, science, and spending time with family


Name: Terrance Reed
Stage name: Deadly
Age: 32
Former hardcore gangster rapper Terrance Reed aka “Deadly” was the first artist to rededicate his life to Christ and leave behind his beloved 53 family to serve God. Deadly has been involved in hip-hop since the early 80’s during the break dancing era. As his love for the music grew he and his friends formed The Westside Hustlers. But before their dreams of making it could be reached, Deadly began to get involved in gang activity and drug dealing which eventually landed him in prison. During his time in prison one of the members was killed. After being released and reuniting with the remaining member. They were reacquainted with their childhood friend Roderick “Ice Lajuan” Mcbee founder of 53Funk Entertainment and began to once again try to fulfill their dreams 1998. Deadly has featured in several 53 Funk productions, peaking with his solo project “ Toxic Chocolate” in 2001.

Hobbies/Interest: preaching, reading Bible, TV, Church, movies, cars, drawing, and raising son.

Name: Kendall Johnson
Stage name: Nature Boy
Age: 23

The youngest but may be the rawest and purist lyricist. Kendall “Nature Boy Johnson grew up surrounded around the hip-hop culture. Hip-hop was an escape for “Nature” due to the constant drug and gang influences. Sports was another huge influence in Kendall’s’ life. After graduating from Okmulgee High School. Nature Boy teamed up with his childhood friend Lonnie “Man” Collins aka L.C. and formed the group “Southern”. Southern’s first Cd was a huge local success. But with most successful rap groups there is always an individual who stands out. That individual was The Nature Boy. After gracing many 53-Funk productions, he eventually ventured off into his own solo project “The Instrument”.

Hobbies/Interest: Reading Bible, Writing songs , Weight Lifting, movies, Church, Jokes, Video games,

“The Flok”
The beginning of the Flok was totally spiritual. Nature Boy and Ice Lajuan were in the studio working and talking. They began to have a conversation about God and the Bible. They began to reflect on the change they had been hearing about their friend Deadly who had recently became a preacher, who they had not spoken with after several months. As the two friends conversed Deadly had a strong desire to go visit his long time friend Roderick. Terrance was greeted warmly and with astonishment. Kendall and Roderick began to explain to him how they were just talking about him and he popped up. To say the least they were all happy to see each other. Nature and Ice began to ask questions about the Bible and the mystery of change. Roderick not knowing that God had been dealing with Kendall and he was trying to find the words to tell him that he was considering not to do hardcore hip-hop no longer. But before he could get the words out of his mouth, Roderick said he wanted to go in another direction with his music and serve God. To Terrance’s surprise it was like his prayers were being answered. They talked and laughed until early in the morning. The long time friends agreed to pray and allow the Lord to lead them. They eventually began to work on music focusing on God and saving soul. Always trying to keep their individuality they coined the phrase for their music Hip-Hop Substance. They believed because of their strong modern day stories of spiritual struggle and peer pressure it would be fitting. The next obstacle was coming up with a group name that would do the same. After much thought they came up with the name “The Flok” (the flock: A collection of sheep under the care of a Shepherd).





Shows and Performances

Place Year

Skate Jam/Tulsa, Oklahoma November 1999



The Baha Club/Muskogee, Oklahoma May 2000



Club Genesis (Jive Records)/Tulsa, OK. July 2000



Funkfest/Okmulgee, Oklahoma November 2001



Superfest/Tulsa, OK. July 2002



Krunkfest/Okmulgee,OK. March 2003



Oklahoma Street Party/Taft, Oklahoma June 2003



St. Matthews Baptist Church/Okmulgee, OK. Feb/April 2004



New Jerusalem Baptist Church/Midland, TX May 2004



Wayland Baptist Church/Eufaula, OK April/Aug 2004


GospelfestShowcase/Okmulgee, Ok(2nd place winners) July 2004


Vision of Faith Church/Broken Arrow, OK August 2004


Rodeo Gospelfest/Okmulgee, OK August 2004


JerrVals Records Cd release Party/St.Paul, Minn September 2004


Union Baptist Church/Grayson, OK September 2004





Radio Exposure

105.3 Fresh Jamz
Tulsa,Oklahoma


Show: Make it or Break it. Received 25 makes and 3 breaks
DJ: C-Fox
Song: “Never Alone”
Date: September 2001

Show: Flavor in tha Hood
DJ: Dangerous Dawn
Song: “Certified Pimpin” and “Westside Ridaz”
Date: May 2000



Show: Flavor in tha Hood
DJ: JB Smoove
Song: “Never Alone” and “Twist the Top”
Date: November 2001


Show: Flavor in tha Hood
DJ: JB Smoove
Song: “Do tha Damn Thang” and “Makes no Sense”
Date: March 2000


Show: Flavor in tha Hood
DJ: JB Smoove
Song: “Echoes” and “This”
Date: January 2003


KTFX 102.1 FM
Muskogee, Oklahoma


Show: Joy In The Morning Gospel Show
DJ: Derrick A. Reed
Song: “Do You Know That Man”, “It’s So Hard” and “Walk By Faith”
Date: July 2004



Spirit FM 107.5
St. Paul, Minnesota



Show: JerrVals Gospel Sounds
DJ: Jerry Griffis
Song: “Do You Know That Man” and “Walk By Faith”
Date: September 2004

Television Exposure

Show: All 4 One-Gospel TV Show
State: Minnesota
Channel: Cable CH. 14 and Cable CH. 75

53 Funk Entertainment Production History

Prior Cd Releases

* Conversations pt. 1 (N:Doe) 1999 release
* Ice Watah Compilation (Ice Lajuan) 2000 release
* Chapter 1 (Southern) 2000 release
* Do My Thang (Ice Lajuan) 2000-01 release
* Toxic Chocolate (Deadly) 2001 release
* Watah on Rokks Compilation (Ice Lajuan) 2001 release
* Instrument (Nature Boy) 2003 release
* Haters Antidote (N:Doe) 2003 release
* Schkimmin Game (Big PZ) 2004 release

On Line Releases: www.mp3.com
* Thawaythawestwuz (N:Doe)
* The Family/Producers Edition (Ice Lajuan)

Commercials
* 105.3 Fresh Jamz/Tulsa, OK. “105 to The 53” JB Smoove theme song
* Coast2Coast/Oklahoma City, Ok Background beats TV commercial
* Funkfest on Fresh Jamz/ Okmulgee, OK “Toxic Chocolate” samples for radio commercial
* Skate Jam on Fresh Jamz/Tulsa, OK “Conversations pt1’’ samples for radio commercials
* Haters Antidote Promo on Fresh Jamz/Tulsa, OK “Haters Antidote” samples for radio commercials
Press Releases

Okmulgee Daily Times November 21,2001 1st Annual Funkfest Concert and the release of “Toxic Chocolate” Album

Tulsa Star September 11, 2003 “Ice and Crew Are Hot Into The Rap/R&B Music Scene”. A candid interview with Ice Lajuan on the history of 53 Funk Entertainment.


Reviews


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Darrell Carter

these beats our the bomb
Tha Flok 's songs are like hip -hop gospel and my kids enjoy it i cant wait into your next cd comes out

Allison

Man this is tha coolest CD in the Universe
This is tha #1 CD that I have.You guys are tha coolest guys in tha Universe.I luv ya`s CD!You need to make more.I absolutly luv your CD`s.

G.I.M

The New CD
The quality of The Transformation Project CD was a little rough, but just like an old Bible still serves the same purpouse as a new Bible, it's about getting the message in the hand of the people, not the quality of the paper you use to write the message on, but you can tell these guy have been blessed with new equipment to work with because i've heard some of the new stuff.........I'm speechless. These guy are using their gifts to the fullest to serve the Most High. Keep Doin What Your Doin.

Aaron Shannon

Excellent album and look forward to future albums
This is the first Christian rap album I ever bought, and it is an excellent album. All the songs are tight, including the Intro. The lyrics are tight, the flows, the rhymes, etc. Each track contains knowledge and wisdom. Two of my favorite tracks are "Walk By Faith" and "If I Could Change." I love the beats as well. They have more slower, laid back beats, which I love. I'm not a fan of a bunch of upbeat tracks like you hear in secular mainstream rap. Tha Flok has the 'down south underground sound' which I love. Definitely a wonderful album worth purchasing. Not a single song is skippable.

Kenneth Thornton

Super tight lyrics
The music gets your attention but the lyrics keeps it.
There is a deep message in each song. This is a great project. God is blessing and keep up the good work!

The Rev.Dr.S.Tyrone Thornton Memorial Mass Choir
www.cdbaby.com/revdrstyrone

Mr. Bogart

Tha Flok is taking over the game. These guys are on the verge of changing Hip- H
This Cd shows that you can still spit without using profanity. Skills personafied. Don't miss out on a blessing!

mollye


this cd has been an inspiration to the children of Okmulgee, the cd is unique and speaks from the heart it is real and it continues to touch lives, thanks, its nice to see the children look up to these positive role models

Andre' L. Carter

Each track has a message for the young and old
Each song has a message for the young people it doesn't matter if you live in New York, Chicago or LA. The streets are all the same. Each song has a special message that tells a story of the goodness of God. Rap on my brothers rap on. The track that caught my attention was Walk By Faith...

Andr'e L. Carter
www.gospelsynergy.com

L. Boogie from S.O.C.

Too Hot To Handle
This is L Boogie from S.O.C. aka Soldiers of Christ. I had the pleasure of hanging out with these mighty men of God in the Sho-Me-state and I can testify that they live what they preach. Their message is a ministry in itself. I have both CDs and I can't stop listening to them. I got the Flok on my iPod, in my car and on my PC at home. Are you ready for a transformation? If so, you need to cop this album, sit back and be ready to ride with them boys from the 918 puttin' it down for the Kingdom. Much love.

ASHLEY HOOD

GREAT!
I SAW YOU GUYS IN PERSON AND YOUR ALL SOOOO ANOINTED!!!!!!!!!!!!
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