Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Joe Conscious Revolution Has Begun

Numbers are just numbers to me
Numbers become numbers when there's a silent b
I refuse to be ruled by money
It seems so funny
How the world has become a business
And people are diminished to statistics
Is this a popularity contest
Who's success is truly best
Perhaps if you're a doctor or a lawyer
I feel proud to be a voyeur
Someone socially commentating while experiencing life
Using music to soothe the pain and strife
And maybe in the process even help
Someone other than just myself
Fuck the almighty dollar
Or being a scholar
So far educations earned me debt
Without a degree there's supposedly nothing left
Well I am still a human being
Have no intention in ever believing
All the greedy's bullshit and lies
And I will no longer compromise
My heart or my soul
I'm proud to be an individual
Not better than anyone nor worse
Passing judgment is God's curse
Screw the status quo
The one thing I do know
Is I know nothing
Except feelings like hatred and loving
I have a powerful voice
But it's ultimately my choice
To use it
Not for amusement
But to actually say something with value and meaning
That isn't demeaning or for scheming reasons
Like being famous or rich
It took me a while to find my nitch
Which is being a gay white poetic rapper
An attention grabber
For the minorities and underdogs
I don't care about records or scores
All I ask is to take action and listen
Break out of your shells and prisons
America is a shortsighted caste system
Unapologetic and not easily forgiving
I want to inspire and empower people
With words fight the forces of evil
Stop following the leader and be one
Let it be known the Joe Conscious revolution has begun!

Peace and 1
Joe Conscious


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Addicted To 420

Wake and bake is great
When my brain function isn’t at stake
Over time the damage done will eventually heal
Wish I could just learn to better cope with how I feel
My lungs must be blackened and shot
Weed unmotivates me into an absent minded fog
Definitely shouldn’t be an unprofessional jerk
Getting all blitzed or stoned before or during work
Need to get back into exercising and writing
Instead of constantly lighting or igniting
To deal with the harsh reality of things
Plus smoke is terrible for anyone who sings
Simply got to stop toking marijuana
Though I know I really don’t wanna
It is good for my overall health
Perhaps I’ll actually acquire some wealth
Since I’m not wasting away money
The amount I’ve spent on pot is not even funny
However tough this endeavor may be
Life’s stresses won’t get the best of me
With the will that I have to survive
And wanting my music career to thrive
Being sober should help give me the drive
To not be so lazy and get high all the time
Mostly I dabble when I’m bored or floored
But I’ve got to cut the umbilical chord
Never thought I’d become addicted
Without it I’m extremely moody and vindictive
Extra drastic sporadic and spastic
A super sarcastic bastard
In the past I’ve tried gradually quitting
Yet the bad habit keeps persisting
Before I would lie and hide the fact I was afraid
Felt I was well above having to go to NA
Now I realize I do need some support and help
The hardest person admitting this problem to was myself

Peace and 1
Joe Conscious


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vulture Culture

All we do is take take take
No room for error or mistake
When fate is at stake
The only two options are make or break
Bad timing leaves me late
Unable to seize the day
Missed opportunity fills my temple with hate
Which can easily be misdirected
Look at all the folks who’ve been affected
By powerful words
Even a healing heart hurts
The pain will help you gain
Understanding that it has to rain
To appreciate the true value of the sun
Thank god for the ability to run
It’s a fun form of meditation
But my only hesitation
Is learn to crawl and walk first
Don’t jump over important growth spurts
There’s a natural progression
Especially experiencing oppression
Can lead to having more compassion
Communities joining forces to take action
Stop nagging and rehashing
Disciplining with verbal lashing
It simply isn’t effective communication
And there’s no immunization
For being taught that bad habit
Dag nabbit I’ve had it
Capitalism is just so evil
Why is our national symbol a bald eagle
Because I happen to think a preying vulture
Might be a better metaphor for America’s consumer culture

Peace and 1
Joe Conscious


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Swift Kick In The Ass

So much to say but very little time,
Usually only get 3 minutes to rhyme,
Which means I’ve got to be direct and concise,
Avoid tangents giving emotional or judgmental advice,
Honestly I’m not really the biggest fan,
Of Americans’ short attention spans,
Who made the rule that a song,
Automatically gets boring if it’s too long,
Two refuting examples worth giving a mention,
Are “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Stairway To Heaven”,
The lengths are quite drastic,
But even today they’re both considered classics,
Why are we unbelievably greedy and impatient,
Gullibly naïve lazy and complacent,
It’s interesting how Bush ran absolutely wild,
Yet Obama sucks cause he can’t solve the problems GW pig piled,
I find it rather silly,
How this country defers responsibility,
Living in a false virtual reality,
With this spoiled sense of entitlement mentality,
Our children are becoming casualties,
To miseducation and exaggerated fallacies,
Magical stories filled with this fairytale fantasy of finding bliss,
The truth is hidden to the point it almost doesn’t exist,
Everything’s sugar coated and just peachy,
Comedy’s turned to satire all tongue and cheeky,
While having morals and values has u pegged as corny or cheesy,
Believe me it aint easy trying to please these ignorant wanna be deities,
I’m challenging listeners to raise their bar,
Maybe then spitting raps with lyrical content becomes par,
Or is that idea too far even beyond the stars,
Like producing non gas guzzling cars,
Products that actually are built and meant to last,
Recyclable instead of wastefully thrown away in the trash,
Can society get back to the gold standard and using cash,
Wish the whole notion of credit was just a thing of the past,
Cuz collectors come at u fast,
And interest is the biggest bitch that gets the last laugh,
Perhaps we need like Red from “That 70’s Show” always said, “A swift kick in the ass”!

Peace and 1
Joe Conscious


Monday, November 14, 2011

Up Shit’s Creek

Is anyone else tired of this fucked up corrupt system,
That’s definitely resisting listening to wisdom,
Even police lack common sense and intelligence,
Issuing an excessive amount of tickets in negligence,
Again passing this country’s financial woes onto the people,
I swear our government is disgustingly evil,
Despite the middle class being collectively pissed,
We insist on doing what’s in the rich’s best interest,
No regulation’s required for authority,
Voting is no longer the voice of the majority,
It seems to me popularity beats quality,
Bush rigging the second election still really bothers me
Laws are filled with hypocrisy,
Capitalism’s absolutely ruining democracy,
Further dividing instead of uniting us,
Consumed by fear so we’re lacking the guts,
And the ability to trust,
That judges will rule and do what’s fair and just,
Everybody’s hidden agenda involves gaining a competitive edge,
Dig deep enough and you’ll find dirt u can use as leverage,
Blackmail’s totally cool and in fact’s the new fad,
Just anxiously await for the next celebrity mishap,
Who in Hollywood isn’t cheating beating or stealing,
Which politicians aren’t soliciting or illegally scheming and back-end dealing,
My fists are clenching with this wrenching feeling,
There’s a slim chance of recovery unless we begin mending and healing,
After years of discrimination and oppression,
I thought the recession would be a disguised blessing,
Forcing people to re-evaluate living within their means,
Unfortunately instead we fell for wall streets greed,
Don’t believe that repercussions have peaked,
It appears the whole globes pretty much up shit’s creek!

Peace and 1,
Joe Conscious


Thursday, October 27, 2011

An Overzealous Shlong

About a year ago I met this punk guy, who had a pink Mohawk and the most beautiful big blue eyes,
Never would have bet, down the line in time we’d randomly reconnect,
We were both shocked and surprised, once we finally realized,
This was one of those serendipitous moments, good thing I always carry a couple of Trojans,
Im only joking, there was no poking,
Just some simple making out, but it seemed we were on #9’s cloud,
Where no doubts, are allowed,
Stuck in lust, didn’t think I had the guts,
To tell him how I truly felt, like the way he made my heart melt,
It all seemed so surreal yet fated, and the feelings between us were reciprocated,
So we tried to plan me spending a night, which wound up starting a fight,
A lack of patience, mixed with some miscommunication,
Lead to a bad situation, where my big mouth let loose without hesitation,
2 hours I was left waiting, pacing and internally debating,
If I should give up and go home, instead I picked up the phone,
Repeatedly texted and called, stating I was appalled,
When it was in actuality my fault, I shouldn’t have rushed and hauled,
Cause he was working and very busy, my behavior was plain silly,
Ruining the intimacy, and now ultimately I don’t think he’s into me
We barely even speak, maybe our relationship’s reached the peak,
Which is such a shame, cause the dude’s got game,
There’s something about him, that’s got me contemplating bottoming,
Which is huge, good job u douche,
Hanging yourself by a noose, don’t expect a truce,
Or act confused, since it was all your verbal abuse,
That turned him off, his fine line was crossed,
What a devastating loss, it’s a coin toss,
Whether we’ll ever hang out again, or even be friends,
Ive got to learn, to avoid bridges being burned,
Because I get consumed by lust, so long to be touched,
I wind up fucking up, caring way too much,
Trying hard to find love, wanting someone to cuddle snuggle with and hug,
But when a potential comes along, I transform into this overzealous shlong,
A straight up dick, a major sarcastic prick,
That’ll wind up old and fully grown, still getting stoned all alone!

Peace and 1,
Joe Conscious


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Future Looks Bleak

Maybe we should take Turkey’s cue, and start a coo,
Try something new, and askew our political view,
Because our government, is absolutely repugnant,
Totally corrupt, and doesn’t give a fuck,
About bettering anyone but themselves, when they’re supposed to help,
Be the voice for the poor, stop treating the middle class like a whore,
Most federal agents and officials, are super hypocritical,
They have premium health benefits, penny pinch like Jesuits,
Instead of taking a budget cut in their pay, they’re taking sport and music programs in schools away,
While buying jets corvettes or a second home down by the bay, then say that Medicare and social security are gay,
Republicans think all social programs are a scam, can’t stand Obama and believe he’s a ham,
Their ultimate plan, is to turn his presidency into a mockery or sham,
So their party can be elected, u can forget it,
It would be unbelievably pathetic, and we’d live to regret it
I’m sorry …, but with candidates like Palin or Romney,
That’s not even funny, I’d leave and never come back to this country,
Of course there’s good ole Michelle Bachmann, which indicates a gay holocaust could happen,
What the heck is up, I guess 2 terms of Bush Jr. wasn’t enough,
God we’re glutton for punishment it would seem, and in dire need of “Occupy Wall Street”,
Hopefully we'll gain some momentum and attention, does congress recognize that this is an intervention,
Better seriously get working on problem solving, so then America can commence evolving,
Progressives are tired of martyring, we could consider dissolving our bi-coastal partnering,
Since we must just be too big for our own good, I never really understood,
The vast various mentality extremes between Texas’s neck of the woods, San Fran land and a New York neighborhood,
It’s highly improbable finding compromise, like chicken everyone’s preference is different cause there’s legs and thighs,
But receiving neither is bound to produce riots, how homelessness is high when there’s so many empty rooms at the Whitehouse or Hyatts,
Is quite frankly beyond me, unemployed peeps are consumed with ennui,
Incapable of living within limited means, so like fiends we forget our financial woes and go smoke trees,
Geez , can’t we nationally decriminalize marijuana please,
Now there’s an untapped resource to tax, but the public’s swayed by misleading scientific facts,
Therefore pot’s outlawed and illegal, although it’s no worse then cigarettes or booze I feel,
And actually alleviates stress, especially when I’m so pissed off and upset,
That unhappiness is the status quo, no access to loans leaves mom and pop shops going broke,
They don’t even have a chance nor can they compete, with these corporations way too out of their league,
Should they just accept defeat, after all doesn’t small mean weak,
In the war of the elite vs. the meek, where the same outcome repeats,
We don’t need an oracle to see, that the future looks bleak!

Peace and 1,
Joe Conscious


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gone In The Wrong Direction

Ive been mentally blocked, yet often appalled and shocked, at all the injustices, that are prevalent and exist, while simply trying to live my life, i get overwhelmed by the hardship and strife, Im such a mess and ridiculously stressed, but truly blessed, that there are kind and generous folks, willing to welcome an unknown into their homes, providing me with shelter and maybe even a meal, i would never rob from them or steal, i pride myself on staying sincere and real, expressing even depression if that's how i feel, so upset at the current state of affairs, my sarcastic temper is once again starting to flare, either being beaten or defeating the competition, capitalism is a hellish system, people are obviously oblivious and no one listens, or pays attention when mentioning some of the other dreaded isms, still sassed and classed by the color of your face or ass, men embarrassingly deny being gay if asked, women often get dismissed and laughed at, discriminated because of religion or for being fat,
here's some food for thought from a lyrical riddler, is the US just a modern day Hitler, can anybody tell me when, this country suddenly became honorary UN, like we're the perfect model, the whole world should follow for the sake of rationality and clarity, even opportunity here for prosperity is a rarity, America's really hyped up and fake, globalization is a major mistake, it's time for separation of corporation and state, or the end of days will surely be our fate, there's too much extreme division, we need a president that'll make some hard decisions, who's willing to go against the grain, ignores the rich 1% complaining of their financial pain, government overspending and greed seems to be to blame, as the reason the outlandish deficit hasn’t been tamed, therefore our AAA credit rating's been maimed, why isn’t everybody taxed exactly the same, The more money you make, equates to a higher amount paid, allow absolutely no loopholes or exemptions, stop wasting millions of dollars on elections, instead of education and manufacturing investing, we keep budgeting billions for military protection, disguising and lying that it's democracy we're spreading, i believe we've gone in the wrong direction, no one’s observing or learning from history's lessons, that devaluing mother nature's essence, will destroy our species as a whole, bettering our planet needs to be our collective goal,
cause if we don’t treasure and nurture the earth, stop looting abusing and polluting her beautiful work, 2012's prophecy would definitely come true, then there's nothing for us to do but just stew,
in the destruction accrued that we even helped cause, people then might ultimately have to draw straws, to see who gets to survive, status won’t decide if you'll die or stay alive, it'll be all out warfare unless we prepare, unite and fight for what's right showing we r aware and care, but first there needs to be a major mentality change happening everywhere!

Peace and 1,
Joe Conscious

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Hello everybody,

Today is my 29th birthday! Im celebrating in San Diego. But I'm also working on burning 100 demo cds. I also just got my permit for street performing in Santa Monica and when I get back I'll get the permit for Venice too. On Friday I have a showcase to perform for Universal Music Execs and I've been rehearsing like crazy. This is the year of Joe Conscious ... spread the word and love!

Peace and 1

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Hey everybody lots of exciting things going on in the world of Joe Conscious. I finally bought a touch phone and it has revolutionized everything. I recordreed a bunch of videos of me doing my music. Next I'll be working on recording a bunch of my poems for u fans. U can check them all out on youtube. Let me know what you all think!

Peace and 1


Friday, May 6, 2011

The Awareness Festival Free Mix CD

Dear all future Awareness Festival Fans,

To the right is a tracklisting for the cd I will be passing out labeled Free Mix CD - Joe Conscious. If anybody wants a cd and did not receive one please feel free to email me either at joeconscious@yahoo.com or jgvacca@gmail.com. You can also message me on FB or Myspace, as well as listen to some of the cd at www.myspace.com/joeconscious (there is a link as well above the tracklisting to the right.

Please keep in mind that despite I am giving away my cds for free I am accepting donations. It takes a lot of money and resources to record poetry and music and as an independent artist just starting out I can use all the support and help I can get.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you liked what I had to say or the messages in my poetry and music tell somebody about it and me and spread the words of Joe Conscious.

Peace and 1

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Awareness Festival

Just in case anybody is interested in coming to see the dayview of Joe Conscious in LA you can come to check me out performing at the Awareness Festival on Saturday 5/7 at Heal One World 3503 W. Pico Blvd.,Los Angeles, CA 90019!

Also I just created a new Facebook page for Joe Conscious instead of having my personal FB page linked.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Battles And Wars

Hey everybody so sorry I havent updated in a while. I have lots of exciting news. First and foremost I have a new song called Battles and Wars. Dont forget u can check out my raps poetry and other trinkets on my music myspace page. I also finally have a final version of the collaboration I did called Revolution. Ive recorded the vocals on another new song called Folklore Tragedy which was originally a poem but I put it to this funky trip hop beat and it is a lil like Natedogg style where its singing rap that plays off the beat really well. Also the piece de resistance is on next Thurs 5/5 I will be performing in front of thousands of people at the Awareness Festival in LA. U can check out the FB page for details. Hope anyone able will come and support me!

Peace and 1

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Keep Holding On

I know it's been a while but I finally finished a new rap song called "Keep Holding On". This idea has been brewing in my mind for a long time. I wrote it in response to the gay suicides that have occurred in the past year. I was very fortunate to have a great family and friends that I used as a support system, but it saddens me deeply that others don't get the same luxury. I can't understand feeling like there is no other option besides taking your own life ... that just aint right. I also always turned to music whenever I was in a dark place ... it was my beacon of light (all pun intended). I wanted to write something that could possibly help someone realize they arent alone. Being gay is definitely something I struggle with but I promise things do get better ... other people will come around. Ignorance plays a huge role in these tragedies. If more gay people spoke up and out more people would realize how common homosexuality is. I mean anybody ... a mother, a brother, a son, a co-worker, a police man, a doctor, a football player could be gay. I hope this song gets heard and helps! Check it out on my music myspace playlist under featured.

Peace and 1