We Made It ft. Lisa Banton

by N.I.F.T.Y. ft. Lisa Banton

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Toronto, ON – After a three year hiatus, N.I.F.T.Y. returns with the release of a brand new single. “We Made It” is a deeply powerful song which chronicles his time in the hospital as a liver donor to his dying little sister, while simultaneously trying to provide emotional support to his wife as she carried their second child in a high risk pregnancy.

“We Made It” features the soulful vocals of Toronto native Lisa Banton, was produced by Cratez (Rass Kass, Onyx) and mixed by Tandra “MixedByLytes” Jhagroo (Drake, Sean Paul).

The song is available for free download on N.I.F.T.Y.’s website, as well as for sale on all major digital distribution sites. A portion of the song’s proceeds will be donated to various organ transplant charities such as the Canadian Liver Foundation.

Follow N.I.F.T.Y. on Twitter @niftychristian or his official site, niftychristian.com


First Verse:

I gotta admit it
I wasn't that scared until she got admitted
her liver's failing, I'm praying [that] God will listen
sometimes it felt like God was missin'
We're lookin' for a donor, but it's looking like it's over
My mom is on my shoulder, my sister's on that bed and her memory's getting colder
'cause she don't know my name
'n rumor has it she only has a few days
with my wife, son and baby on the way
the doctor sat us down and told it us to straight
he said, "there's a chance you both may not make it"
I said, "if there's a chance, I'll work my faith and take it"
For the second time in life, I saw tears go down the face of my wife
that tore me apart
and though we may fight
she's my little sister so I gotta save her life.
Thank God she made

When times seemed hard - you made it
The power of the heart - we made it
Faith never strayed too far - and then you made it
So thankful - so grateful

Second Verse:
I gotta admit it
I wasn't that scared until she got admitted
baby on the way, I pray God will listen
'cause last year it felt like God was missin'
had that miscarriage
took it so hard it nearly broke up our marriage
but I'm glad that we made it
It was the first time in life,
I saw tears roll down the face of my wife
that tore me apart
we tried to make a life
but for some odd reason the time wasn't right
we had a lot of stress
multiple hospital visits and partial bed rest - but still we are blessed
'cause it was worth it - my baby girl made it and yeah she's all perfect
and I'm the proud father, of an awesome son and a beautiful daughter
Thank God we made it.

Chorus: (repeat)

There were so many times when I almost gave up
But my faith wouldn't let me, no my faith wouldn't let me
Now I have my little sister and my brand new baby daughter
we made it - we all made it

Chorus (repeat)


released October 18, 2014
Written by: C. Christian & L. Banton
Produced by: Cratez
Vocals tracked at Lagitimate Studios
Mixed by: Tandra "MixedByLytes" Jhagroo
Mastered by: The Fortress



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"N.I.F.T.Y. has an authoritative voice and presence. His vocals hold the strange ability to evoke the sound of Hip Hop legends such as Jay-Z – he has a mainstream but credible and classic voice." - Sphere of Hip Hop

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