CAFE JASS is a jazz hip-hop concept album dreamt up by Canadian emcee iLLvibe after he and L.S. met DowntownSoul producer Beat Thief whilst on a guerilla tour of Europe in 2010. Melding a live jazz ambience, Beat Thief's trademark soul-infused hip-hop sound, and mature rhymes from the two indie hip-hop vets, this is a cohesive album for the discerning listener.
With features on the album including US emcees Kwote1 (Chicago) and Yello Blac (Cali), as well as Canada's Mer and Rk ParX, not to mention DowntownSoul affiliates Non Applicable and Sam Steele, this is truly an international affair, with recording begun in London and since completed in Toronto and Hong Kong. Taking the idea of a live night at the vibrant but run-down Cafe Jass, the songs have an organic feel, interspersed with comedic snippets from a legendary Richard Pryor show.
In case you missed the SOLD OUT "Immortal Technique" show at Irving Plaza Ft. Rebel Armz, we have another show ft. Bambu, AKIR and, Hasan Salaam at SOB's NYC March 27th, 2012. Come through its gonna be dope!!!
DJ GREEN LANTERN DROPS THE 1ST LEAK FROM HIS NEW MIXTAPE " INVADE THE GAME " WITH KONSOLE KINGZ THIS ONE FEATURES FUTURE, PUSHA T & EMILIO ROJAS. LOOK OUT FOR THE MIXTAPE TO DROP IN THE COMING WEEK. @DJGREENLANTERN