If you're fed up with producers who make "fake J Dilla beats" and "pop-star radio DJs" like DJ JS-1 is, the best thing to do is slap them across the face with some real boom bap sounds. So that's exactly what the Queens, New York DJ did with his new single, "Boom Slap," and who better to amp up the slap than two of the kings of boom bap, KRS-One and Rahzel. The respective visionaries of rapping and beat boxing join their friend JS-1 on the first leak from No One Cares, which will be released on June 21st via Fat Beats Records. "My biggest selling single to date was my first single, 'Essentials,' which featured KRS & Rahzel," says JS-1. "That was on my first album, Ground Original 1 in 2002. With this album being Ground Original 3 and the final installment of that series, I wanted to close out with a KRS & Rahzel track."
Since his start in the early 90's, DJ JS-1 has witnessed hip-hop evolve over the years, and "Boom Slap" explains exactly how he feels about hip-hop in 2011. "I'm all about boom bap, regardless of how some of these new-jacks feel," explains the DJ/producer. "There are tons of people making pretty music, and that's nice for an R&B group, but we make that boom bap that slaps you when you hear it." This song does just that, as JS-1's hard-hitting beat serves as the foundation for Rahzel's background vocals and patented vocal scratches, while KRS verbally assaults the beat with his unmistakable flow. "The style of hip hop we create is not going anywhere," says JS-1. "People can say what they want – make what they want – but this style will always be here. Forever, and ever, we will be here forever..."
DJ JS-1's No One Cares will be available for purchase on June 21st on Fat Beats Records.
BEKAY - "REMEMBER" MP3 & VIDEO TRAILER *YOM HASHOAH
In honor of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Bekay is pleased to release a moving Holocaust tribute record titled "Remember". The song is accompanied by a trailer for the video which drops next week. The record, which is produced by Dbefekt, tells a gripping story of a family torn apart during the Holocaust and the events that follow. Be sure to download and please pass this song around!
International Hip-Hop Comes Alive: Nomadic Wax Records set to release Volume 2 of “Diaspora: A Global Mixtape Movement”
Volume 2 features talent from Africa, Europe, North America, Asia and South America. A global evolution from Tony Touch’s legendary Power Cypha: 50 MCs mixtapes series, the Diaspora Mixtape brings together over 50 international Hip-Hop artists who contribute a 16 bar verse in their native tongue, showcasing the cultural, stylistic, and linguistic diversity of each region’s respective Hip-Hop scene.
The mixtape’s run time has been doubled to 50 minutes and, in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes movie [http://vimeo.com/22769542], a 30-minute video was added. Revealing details from the conception and production of “Diaspora Mixtape” including clips of each artist in their respective environment spitting their bars from the drop.