What happens when 2 of Baltimore's most soulful artists get together to create a few songs?
The J Rock Project Mixtape/EP
This classic is 7 tracks that are sure to have you rockin.
["like kids with helmets" as Lyrical Leviathan would put it..LOL! I know I'm wrong]
The beautiful thing about the CD is that you can feel safe giving it to anyone......YES! from babies to grandma...
I love track # 2 "J Rock Theme"
Not only because it reminds me of one of my favorite Ericka Badu rifs...."Ya yo...ya e oooooo", but also because they kilt it LIVE @ Organic Soul last week!!! The bongos [I think those were bongos] on this track are crazy!
Its all about J Soul #3 "I remember"
The production on this CD is really top notch. This track is mature Hip Hop at its best. I love my thug anthems, but from time to time I also love poetry over a soulful track. This guy is amazing!!! Please cop his CD. I believe he is on CD Baby. It's worth the money.
Perfect beat selection for the story.
#6 "She Said" f/ Rebeccas Dupas......I could go on and on....I love this CD people!!! CAN YOU TELL????
Ab Rock will be competing in this month's STYLE WARZ. He was our very first champ! This dude is not to be slept on- freestyling, written or artistically (he is a graphic designer by trade). J Soul has such a beautiful voice. Its amazing that someone hasn't snatched him up. The synergy between these two is amazing and I hope they continue to work together on future projects. The syle is very representative of the other Baltimore music scene. I focus a lot on the rap side of things, but there is an equally engaging...more soulful mature music scene that exists here as well. Big Ups to the crew at Melodic Confessions (Edens Lounge on Wednesdays...I think....I'll follow up if otherwise), Organic Soul (Saratoga Street- MD Art Place on Tuesdays) and Spoken Word Revolution (Sylvan Beach Cafe - Preston and Charles Sts). Can't be everywhere, but I try....lemme know if you have events coming up...I'd love to come through. I f there are any artists that interest you...lemme know ab0ut them as well...I'll look um up! I have love for it ALL!
I have to tell yall about the STREET DREAMS DVD I got from Ahk @ Strictly Hip Hop (88.9 FM Friday 12-5 AM)....next time tho...LOL!