Token drops some of the most intense and relevant music in the game. I mean he makes you feel EVERY BAR OF EVERY VERSE in this new joint, New Problems. The first verse tells the story of a girl he met in Idaho. The second about an industry connect that’s gone sour. And his last verse pertains to the strains on the relationships his career is putting on him.
Just really dope material over a production from Jon Glass and J57. One of the best cuts thus far in 2017.
The Brown Bag AllStars are back accompanied by The Alkholiks’ Tash for their new cut, 11 Steps. The production is orchestrated by Kev Brown. Everything really comes together for this cut as it comes complete with a slick beat, fresh rhymes, and an assortment of debauchery.
I hope there is more in store from the camp. My record collection needs a boost.
I was just wondering what Tenacity was up to after listening to one of his fantastic albums the other day. Well, now I know! He’s rocking mics with J57 over a funky and fresh beat from Exile with scratches applied by Deejay Element. It’s honestly amazing to me how remarkable Exile is behind the boards. This track feels ‘stripped down’ but there is still so much going on.
Jamo Gang (El Gant x Ras Kass) rip over a J57 banger flexing their lyrical stylings. This could easily be an anthem for all of us who endeavor to a higher level of hip hop. El Gant and Ras Kass are a potent duo. Ras Kass is a legend and one of the all time greatest wordsmiths to do it, and while El Gant might not have the same notoriety, he is not to be bested. He spits bars with an equal measure of tenacity and venom.
Look out for the album this summer! It’s going to be one to remember!
Koncept and J57 drop something truly melodic with this cut, Live Forever. J57 melds the drums with the piano for something that has a classic and vintage vibe and Koncept puts together bars that encourage living life to the fullest and shunning the nonsense. A lot of us put so much work in to life that we need to take time to love the moment.
The Fuel EP drops on November 20th.
Some new music from Juan Deuce is here and more is on the way with the J57 produced project, Sock Money, dropping in a few days (September 23rd) on Soulspazm Records. Deuce is great because he is an innovator. It’s never standard fair when it comes to his verses. That style is complimented perfectly with J57 on the production. These guys do differently oh so well.
Shabaam Sahdeeq and J57 are cheffing something delicious with their new single, GMR. I am convinced that nobody is has been spitting harder in the last couple of years than Shabaam Sahdeeq and when you had some J57 production along with DJ Eclipse cuts you get nothing but the premiere experience. Enjoy.
This is one of my favorite tracks of 2014 and probably from the BBAS camp ever. The production from Exile when coupled with ATR’s vocals are the impeccable back drop for J57’s rise to the top.
If you are digging this make sure you check J57’s Wax Aesthetic EP.
Jus Daze and J57 link up to remiss on some better times with the track, I Miss… The track has a dichotomy about it in the sense that it’s both serious and playful. The latter is much in part to the production from J57. The press release that accompanied this track suggests a new EP is in the work for Jus Daze which is always welcome news.
Good lord, man! I mean double good God! Seven Hail Marys and Three Holy Mollies! J57 is an outstanding producer in his own right but what Exile did on this track, with that sample, is on some ‘holier than thou’ tip. That’s just outstanding. I get down for some good production but that’s remarkable. And not to get lost in the mix is that J57 can hold the mic right. He’s a very underrated emcee, mostly because he’s known as a great producer. Things might start changing when it comes to being underrated when people here his new project, Wax Aesthetic, dropping January 28th.