Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Refreshed Thoughts - Mixtape Album

It is finally here!

After about a month's delay. Let your friends know. Your family. Your family's family. Your family's turtle's family! Heh heh.

Refreshed Thoughts featuring some of the most talented artists in the hip hop game. (Couldn't get em all or it would be a never ending album)

Here is the tracklist as promised!

Download link is RIGHT HERE

Make sure to uncheck the box on the left hadn corner, click download and it will take you to another page and THEN click the link INSIDE the baby blue box B]

I just want to take this time to THANK EVERYONE from the bottom of my heart for all the support. ESPECIALLY THE PRAYERS. I truly need them. We all do. At the frontline of this genre of hip hop fighting against the Devil who uses music to possess and lead people away from God. We're trying to get people back to God and recognize Him in the music we do and to do with it what it was originally meant for, to rise the soul to praise Him.

You can find more music and productions at
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Instagram: @th0t
Twitter: @iTh0t

If you would like to donate or are interested in purchasing/leasing instrumentals, please feel free to inbox me, e-mail me at fonzie2scorpion@yahoo.com or send me a tweet.

St. Cecilia pray for us!
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Refreshed Thoughts

This th0tful journey has some real bumpy roads.

Sometimes it rains more often than I'd like it to, but they say that after the storm comes the sunshine. And in this case, the Son's shine.

I have recently gone through a path in this journey that many experience walking with God, especially the saints. A test of Faith; entering the classroom of silence where the Teacher does not speak.

Dry studies, night school (dark nights), late night studying and even the occasional F's. Many times I felt as if I was a lonely student in this classroom. Also, believing that the Teacher wasn't even present at all. What felt like forever must have been a mere couple of minutes for this Divine Teacher.
Suddenly, the Teacher began going over the syllabus. "If any man desires to follow me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it and whoever loses his life for my sake and the Gospel's will save it." [Mk: 34-35]
"My pupil, I have always been here. Why must you fret? When you went to look elsewhere for My Presence, in promiscuous acts, materialistic properties, and many other things, I accompanied you and made sure you were safe and taken care of. Recognize that I Love You unconditionally. Cease being prideful and blind. I desire for you to be filled with My love, grace and mercy that you so earnestly yearn for. Rest in Me!"
This began the process of this project I've been working on. My spirit and my thoughts were refreshed by His Love, Grace and Mercy. Everything I ever felt during this spiritual desolation, I wrote it down, kind of like my spiritual journal, but in music. I felt moved to do it for those who are going through it as well, so they may be filled with hope. As well as for those who might stumble upon this experience and remember my words and may recognize that God IS there ALWAYS. If you are reading this and experiencing what might be the silence of God, recognize that He's right there and you are in my prayers.

Satan likes to use our emotions and frailty to tempt us to believe that God isn't there. I believe this must be the reason why many abandoned their faith. It isn't that they failed the test, what they fell under was the temptation of believing that God is not there at all.
This walk isn't for the faint of heart, but it also isn't for those who believe themselves strong and courageous. That's another deceiving trick of Satan himself. He likes to make us believe that "we got this" and then when we least expect it, he hits us and we go down hard.

But like the saying goes, "God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies those He calls."
This mixtape is also a sort of closing the door to a past me and praying to open a door where I can embrace His presence ever more closely and intimately. 
This album consists of collaborations with a few other Catholic emcees, my growth as an artist, and a man of God. I pray you all be filled with His love, grace and mercy as well as with the hope in Jesus Christ that is everlasting.

The cover reads like this,
  • Refreshed Thoughts means the refreshing of my spirit and thoughts after this dry period of my journey as well as my praying for the refreshing of many lives.
  • The drop of water is a reminder and a renewal of my baptismal promises. 
  • The pavement is my ever continuing th0tful journey with God.
  • "An AMDG mixtape" AMDG is a Latin acronym "Ad Majorem Dei Glorium" meaning For God's Greater Glory. A quote my brother emcees and I constantly use as a reminder that everything we do and say is for God's greater glory. (Colossians 3:17)
  • The picture of me holding my headphones represents listening to God's Word and the cross on my chest, Christ close to my heart. Also, a sort of prayer stance for His Holy Spirit.
  • The typography cross, if you can see closely, is the Ave Maria prayer. My take of "Ad Jesum Per Mariam." "To Jesus through Mary." Mary was/is the closest to Jesus (she was His mother) I keep her close to my heart as well; the reason I still walk on this th0tful journey. I love you, Momma Mary!
  • The water tower is the icon in my city. Where I've grown up most of my life, where I strayed on a weary path and began my th0tful journey with God.
  • The city in the background represents where I live as well and praying that through the power of the Holy Spirit, may my music and the whole movement reach many hearts and souls. (AMDG!)
Recently, I had to push back the date the same day our Holy Father had mentioned his resignation as pope. The new date of release will be the: 
  • 26th of March, 2013. Please mark your calendars ;)


You can find some of my music and productions at
ALSO Follow me!
Instagram: @th0t
Twitter: @iTh0t

Here comes the hardest part for me,
DONATIONS ARE WELCOME! Seeing as this project has come out of the few dollars I make.

If you would like to donate or are interested in purchasing/leasing instrumentals, please feel free to inbox me, e-mail me at fonzie2scorpion@yahoo.com or send me a tweet.
Thank you for your support and more importantly your prayers!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Plans and Petitions

Blogiverse family,
Forgive me for not having posted any posts lately, I have been caught up in so many things and I honestly have not given myself the time to post a blog. I pray I can commit myself to post a blog every other week, or once a month at the least. Please pray for me as I also feel I am at a near breakthrough in my vocation(s) God has called me to.

Also, pray for us as we are brewing up, as a Catholic hip hop and rap movement, to make an anthem respectively speaking on the topic of the HHS Mandate. (A blog on this movement is in the process as well!)

I love you all and thank you for your prayers and support. God bless! PAX

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Misunderstood Generation

One of the many things about this Th0tful Journey is that it comes with Th0tful blessings.

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to be a camp leader for 2nd year confirmation class. Little did I know that God was going to open my eyes to the needs and pains of this generation. Now, when I say generation, I don't solely mean this 2nd year confirmation class of 2012, I mean the entire generation of teenagers all over the world.
Come Friday evening, restless and tired they came. In my prayer, I kept asking God to help them open their hearts on this weekend retreat. I saw some who reminded me of myself in high school. Some reminded me of my friends and some of people who I never wanted to have anything to do with. I've lived many retreats and have helped lead many as well but not one with all teens. (Know that when I mention the word teen, I kinda hurt inside because I'm feeling that "you're getting old" punch. Haha!)

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Th0tful Journey Begins

Well, here I go! I finally joined the blogiverse. Possibly a step that has been delayed but finally made.

I pray that the Lord guide me with His Holy Spirit and Holy Word as I begin this "Th0tful Journey" (Th0t pronounced thought) and that every letter I type may be filled with His grace.

It's kind of ironic how Lent is coming up and I made the commitment to give up social networking but I will be using my blog to record my spiritual journey from now on.