iNTELLECT and Procyse Announce the Release of Their Highly Anticipated Revision Project
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, ‘This was he of whom I said, He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’) For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” [John 1:14-17]
The amazing thing about grace is that, despite our best efforts to write the ending, our story is unfinished. Grace gives us an opportunity. It allows space for our humanity to get in the way and still rise above the odds. Not for our own sake, but for the sake of Christ who earned the grace we receive. This gift is not a one-time offer. Instead, grace continues.
For Christian rap artists iNTELLECT and Procyse (Polished Arrow Music), The Art of Grace is the opportunity to tell the best story possible.
The first iteration of the EP was released in February of 2021. This was before the creation of Polished Arrow Music and during the early stages of iNTELLECT and Procyse’s gelling as a duo. The collaboration was met with plenty of positive responses and represented the beginning of the journey the two artists would travel together. However, the story living inside these songs was far from finished.
“‘For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus’ [Ephesians 2:10] describes the work that God is doing in our lives. His grace is a work of art. This album that Procyse and I put together was meant to put His beautiful work on display.” – iNTELLECT
The two began investing more time into the project despite the fact that it had already been released, something unheard of in today’s music industry.
Those efforts resulted in a new and unique sonic experience. The classic hip-hop vibe remains intact, but the spirit of the records has been given new life. Along with the revised versions of “I’m So…”, “Rise Up”, “Amazing Grace”, and “For the Culture”, new songs were added that round out the project’s purpose.
Featuring artists TC, JusJames, Yasad One, DJ Dsern, and DJ Navin Johnson, the updated version of The Art of Grace is set to release on digital music platforms on June 2, 2023. Along with production by the original EP’s producer Newselph, the revised installment includes additional production from F-Plus and Brokenfinga.
Polished Arrow Music has quickly established itself as a standout indie imprint within the Christian rap industry. The label has rightly earned a reputation as a source of high-quality boom-bap hip-hop, creating music with meaningful content and top-tier sound quality.