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Becoming

by Gnos-Tel-Jah

A journey and a process that we are all part of.What's your path of passion?
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Alternative Hip Hop
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1. Chapter 1
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2. Hear The News
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3. Chapter 2
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4. Mysterious
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5. Chapter 3
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6. Hardest 2 Overcome
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7. Chapter 4
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8. Midnight Swang
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9. Chapter 5
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10. Detrimental Ways
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11. Chapter 6
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12. Heard The News
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13. Chapter 7
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14. He\'s On My Back
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15. Chapter 8
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16. Red Renee
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17. Chapter 9
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18. So We Walk
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19. Chapter 10
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20. Herd The News
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21. Chapter 11
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22. What\'s Really Changed
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23. Chapter 12
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24. Inspired
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25. Chapter 13
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26. Dreamland
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Gnos-tel-jah, pronounced "nostalgia" refers, literally, to a longing for the past. In our world today, there is definitely a longing for how things used to be. What we are doing as a group is taking this longing and using it as motivation to create something new.


As our "new" name breaks down, "Gnos" refers to, and is the shortened version of "Gnostic" which means a heightened knowledge of spirituality, and also depicts certain "Gospels" of the Bible that were ommitted. In using this term, we are expressing the fact that we are uncovering unspoken truths, and pushing the envelope of what is socially acceptable. "Tel" refers to "Telecommunications" as a means to spread the music and the message. In this day and age, technology is the mode of transfer of infformation, and the use of "tel" merely includes this fact. Lastly, "Jah" refers to the Rastafarian Godhead, but actually means much more in our name. "Jah" coupled with "Gnos" portrays religious and cultural tolerance as two very differing perspectives are included in one name. Also, "Jah" as a Godhead portrays the masculine and feminine divinity which is key for the band because we have both male and female voices intermingling.




Gnos-tel-jah is currently a three piece group with 2 males and 1 female occupying the vocals. Everything that comes out of the group is original, from the beats and music to the lyrics. All music is crafted by us and all instruments are played by us. We also keep everything in the production/engineering side of things "in-house" as we record, produce, and mix all of our songs. Our first studio album, "Becoming", is a meld of several musical genres and styles that embody the different, but amazingly similar personalities of the members of Gnos-tel-jah. "Becoming" exemplifies the up and down struggle that preceeds finding the true "self." More a novel than a collection of short stories, "Becoming" depicts this process through emotional music and poignant lyrics, incorporating relevant issues of our time. Coupled with poetic interludes that act as the glue between the songs, "Becoming" guarantees an emotional journey that can be taken again and again.


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RadioIndy.com

Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Gnos-Tel-Jah a GrIndie Award for their CD "Becoming." A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy's stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.

Shaun H. and The RadioIndy Reviewer Team

Original Hip-Hop fused with rock and spoken word
Hip-Hop takes a strange trip with Gnos-Tel-Jah and their latest album of original (and we mean original) material on “Becoming.” Comprised of 2 male vocalists and 1 female vocalist, Gnos-Tel-Jah offers up a psychedelic ride of Hip-Hop fused with rock and spoken word. “Midnight Swang” represents the rap side to their debut disc with easy flowing rhymes and is reminiscent of the group Outkast. When you break it all down, Rap/Hip-Hop is basically spoken words with beats underlying the phrases. The band shows their love for this genre with 13 “chapters” which are 13 separate spoken tracks. Any fan of Outkast, Gnarls Barkley, or of spoken word will thoroughly enjoy “Becoming” as it is a new and innovating CD.