As I’m sitting here, wanting the night to end but being forced to stay up for things beyond my control I come across the artwork, tracklist and information on DJ JS-1’s upcoming album. One look at the tracklist and I thought I was in heaven haha. Chino XL, Brother Ali, Pharoahe Monch, Torae, eMC, Sean Price, Aesop Rock, Copywrite & KRS-One are only a few of the artists involved with the 20 original tracks. Not only that, but JS-1 will be releasing a special .mp3 disc that contains the clean/explicit/instrumental/a capella of each record. How fresh is that? Hit the jump for the artwork, full tracklist and more information…
It’s not only having these artists featured, it’s having them paired properly creating collaborations that have been long over-due or never done before. For instance, having OC & Pharoahe Monch on a song together again, or pairing KRS & Canibus, or getting Ultramagnetic MC’s (BOTH Kool Keith & Ced Gee on song with Prince Po & Canibus!) That is something for the REAL collector’s who actually hunt & buy music.
The Queens Bridge posse cut, On The Map with Craig G, Blaq Poet, Big Noyd, and other concept songs like EMC’s, I Knew A Girl and Original G’z with AG, Craig G, & Edo G are what keeps the people coming back for more. The combinations of both east coast & west coast rappers from various eras of hiphop mixed with JS-1’s beats and scratch hooks is an undeniable treat for any hiphop fanatic. There is also live guitar, horns and keyboards on several tracks for real music lovers. There is no filler.
DJ JS-1’s ‘NO SELLOUT’ album is 21 tracks featuring over 40 rappers and is 79 minutes long!!! This stays in line with JS-1 & Ground Original’s tradition of bringing quality material, from his first 12″ release, ESSENTIALS with KRS & RAHZEL to his series of SCRATCH ROULETTE break records and more recent songs like Audio Technician with Immortal Technique. Keeping up with the times and recognizing the need for people to have access to MP3’s and djays now using digital dj programs like Serato, this album will come with a data-disc containing MP3’s of all the versions (DIRTY, CLEAN, INSTRUMENTAL, ACAPELLA). Even the double-vinyl will contain a data-disc. This is sure to increase sales and widen the range of consumers.
Along with producing tons of new music each year, JS-1 maintains a very busy touring schedule, touring around the world constantly with djays such as MixMaster Mike from the Beastie Boys, Dj Premier, Q-bert, Z-Trip, etc.. he will be touring promoting this album. Once again, another classic album from Rock Steady Crew’s DJ JS-1, ‘NO SELLOUT’ (Ground Original 2) dual cd and double vinyl.
Album drops June 23rd… support!