J-ZONE is a connoisseur of humbling reality checks, lesser-known rap albums from the early ‘90s, self-deprecation, and full-fledged lampoonery. His primary hobby is assailing our daily acts of bullshit. Throughout his decade and change in the music business, he's worked with the likes of Gnarls Barkley, The Lonely Island, Biz Markie, E-40, and Prince Paul, to name a few. As a writer, his work has been published in the Common Culture pop culture textbook series, SLAM Magazine, The Source, and London's Hip-Hop Connection (HHC), among others. He's a regular contributor for ego trip NYC and moonlights as a high school sports reporter in the New York Metropolitan area. J-Zone has also taught music classes in the SUNY (State University of New York) system. He's an insubordinate curmudgeon and a New York native who will invoice you if you send him emoticon and acronym-laden text messages. He lives in Queens, New York with his beloved grandmother, "Evil E".
It’s been two months since John Dew dropped Tech-NASA, and since then he has remained hard at work. The latest release from the Houston emcee is a video for "King On A Throne," the song that served as the lead single from Dew's new album and fast became a fan-favorite "My intentions were for people to receive this video as it was meant, simple and to the point," explains Dew. "I didn’t want to have to many distractions, I wanted the viewer to be focused on my lyrics. I needed to portray how it feels to be on top of the world, while staying grounded in the streets.”
This is Benefit 1st single off his street album "Timing Is Everything" all produced by one producer (Norman Crates). Spitting along with Benefit on the album are Steele (of Smif-N-Wessun), Jaz-O, Herb McGruff, Famoso, M-Dot, Tools, Rap-P and Benefit's group (Tha Tangierz) which consist of himself & K.illa aka Killa Kane.
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Video: Sway - "Road to Deliverance #2 - Still Speedin'"
Follow Sway on his journey towards the release of his highly anticipated third studio album entitled "The Deliverance." Directed By @Bubz_Dcypha (Dcypha Films) This episode shows The Making Of Sway's new release "Still Speedin'."
The road to Event/DJBooth.net's 20/20 album has been paved with dopeness from the likes of Phonte, Exile and Gold Chain Military. The next brick in that road is being paved with the premiere of "Live Ones", by Beat Junkies turntablist/producer DJ Rhettmatic, and Detroit mic rocker Frank Nitt and Cali representer MED. On top of that, North Carolina-based crew The Away Team present "Terrorist Attack", produced by Khrysis. While this joint didn’t make it onto the duo’s album, fans can hear more where this came from on the crew’s just-released Scars & Stripes LP. In addition, keep it locked for 15 more DJBooth exclusives leading up to the arrival of Event’s 20/20 Music compilation.
Earlier this year, Event Electronics debuted their 20/20BAS monitors, the latest version of a product whose music industry legacy stretches back to 1995. Now, DJBooth.net has come together with the audio equipment manufacturer to offer one lucky reader the chance to upgrade his/her studio with their very own set of the speakers, hailed by our staff reviewer as "[delivering] impeccable sound without any bells, whistles or glitz," along with a Rode/Event Prize Pack that includes a Rode M1 Mic. Twenty runners-up will also receive prize packs. To enter, simply log into Facebook or Twitter using the widget below.