Press release for Brown Bag AllStars' album "The Brown Tape." Don't forget you can check out our LIVE interview with J57 and Soul Khan from BBAS tonight on Hip-Hop Shop at a special start time of 8 PM EST, 7 Central.
Brown Bag AllStars – The Brown Tape
Coalmine Records is pleased to announce the digital re-release of The Brown Tape, the full-length debut project from the Brown Bag AllStars (BBAS). This elite seven man crew of hip-hop purists consist of The Audible Doctor (Emcee/Producer), J57 (Emcee/Producer), KONCEPT (Emcee), Soul Khan (Emcee), DJ E Holla, Deejay Element & DJ Goo. BBAS all met while working at FatBeats NY and inevitably joined forces and have not looked back. As dedicated students of the craft, they all contribute their own strengths in the form of beats, rhymes & turntablism to create a sound and live show that puts them in a category all their own.
The Brown Tape is a great example of the groups amazing versatility. On tracks like "Undeniable", BBAS come in swinging with a raw boom-bap sound and energy that's been missing from the current state of hip hop, while on tracks like "It's The And...", the group showcase their ability to slow it down and get into deeper subject matter. Throughout The Brown Tape, BBAS manage to keep their sense of humor in tact while simultaneously never losing track of their deep-rooted hip-hop fundamentals.
Coalmine Records C.E.O. Matt Diamond offers the following statement explaining the addition of the Brown Bag AllStars to the growing Coalmine roster: "The Brown Bag AllStars are a breath of fresh air for hip-hop right now. Everyone's been talking how that real hip-hop sound is starting to permeate it's way back into the pipeline and BBAS are very much a part of this renaissance. They are all students of the craft and do everything in-house from their music to their marketing. The fact that they can rip a live show that earned them a spot to perform in this years Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival is a testament to the direction in which they're headed."
BBAS have performed at various venues throughout NYC, sharing the stage with artists such as Pharoahe Monch, Styles P, Charli 2na, Tash, Smif N’ Wesson, Dead Prez, C-Rayz Walz, Immortal Technique, Just-Ice, Tanya Morgan, Marco Polo & Torae, among several others reputable acts. In addition to performing at this years Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and performing extensively throughout NYC, The Brown Bag AllStars currently curate their own event at Manhattans’ Voodoo Lounge that is hosted by the legendary DJ Kool Herc.
The August 4th release of The Brown Tape is available through many of more recognized digital distributors such as Amazon, Zune, Rhapsody, Emusic, Napster and more. The iTunes version boasts two bonus remixes that are not available elsewhere. Without a doubt "The Brown Tape" can be summed up with one line: "We came to bring it to the next level with every song we sing kid!". The Brown Bag AllStars represent hip-hop at its finest hour and The Brown Tape is just an indication of what’s to come.
Please visit the following sites for more information on the Brown Bag AllStars:
Myspace: www.myspace.com/brownbagallstars .
Blogspot: http://brownbagallstars.blogspot.com/ .
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