Joel Pleasant was introduced to Hip Hop at 11 years old with the discovery of a Californian Gangster Rap cassette (NWA)from his older sister's music collection. This interest deepened and became a passion in junior high and at 16 years old he began his journey as a Hip Hop Emcee. He helped to establish both a Calgary based and an Alberta wide Hip Hop Crew in the early 2000s. Pleasant has spit rhymes hundreds of times on Calgary and international stages, including Cape Dorset, Hawaii, South Africa, St Lucia, Spokane, California, and Scotland. After a Crew album, various album guest appearances, a University Degree, and a short career as an amateur Thai fighter, Pleasant released his first solo album in 2010, The Water Element, with the help of Calgary's own DJ TRANSFORM. Constantly sharpening his freestyle abilities and breaking through walls, Pleasant continues to create innovative and hard hitting Roots Hip Hop music. This passion for living Hip Hop has combined with a pursuit for social justice, community development, and Freedom. SHOUTOUTS DJ TRANSFORM- Super happy hype Jesus Juice shout outs to DJ SlipMatt, DJ Babyshoes and the Princess Drea. You're my first love, first ministry and first place to fall when I need some love and encouragement. G-D bless your lives! Mr. Pleasant, it's been an incredible walk from start to finish of this album. A wife and two kids later, I'm honored that you ran with this project and saw it though to completion. Your prayers, sincerity, humor and devotion to G-D are an encouragement to everyone around you. G-D bless your life! Mike G, you da man! G-D bless your life! Family & friends, from bloodline to in-laws, church fam to the hip hop community, S.T.A.N.D. urban ministry to the QSU, small group to the FAS Krew, every DJ I ever cut with, and everyone in between, thank you for your virtues and talents that have encouraged me to grow. May G-D continue to work in your lives that you may further taste of His goodness and get to know Him more. G-D bless your lives! And saving the best for last, Shout Out to my G-D Yeshua. It's an honor and privilege to know and be known by you. Thank you for the cross. Joel Pleasant - Extreme gratitude to all of you who helped create and complete this chapter. My bro Transform and Fam, your creativity, encouragement and faith built a fresh album and great friendship. MikeG and Fam, thank you for your generous home and heart. All contributors and supporters, it has been my honor to work with you! Thank you to all y'all who've influenced, encouraged and walked with I! All who have emceed and created with I in Freedom and Spirit. UChurch Fam, Ish Tribe, UrbanMinistry, Kingdom and HipHop community. Special thanks to Kru Trevor, Ajarn Mike, Ajarn Panya, Team Smandych, & Team Miles. 1Love to The FAS. Love and Blessing to Family and Friends. Blessings to all extended Fam here and afar. Thank you Dad for the love you planted and grew within I while you were with us. Mom, your love, courage, and faith are my foundation. My Girls, you have my heart, have kept I sharp, fed, and growing. All Love and Praise is due unto You Yeshua Ha Mashiach Ben Elohim, YHVH, Holy Spirit. !peaceloveblessings!