For years, J57 has been blessing the DopeHouse with endless amounts of music from himself and as part of Brown Bag All-Stars and Jamo Gang.
Now, back in his solo bag, the emcee/producer is back in action with the release of his new album, We Can Be Kings.
“I do the boom bap thing with Brown Bag AllStars, Jamo Gang or with my collaborative albums,” J57 told hhdx. “I’m a very eclectic music listener. I also create music outside of Hip Hop, but everything I touch has the DNA of boom bap hip-hop in it, even if it isn’t easily detected. My solo material is a mix of all my favorite genres of music that I grew up listening to: Jazz, Indie, Alternative, Rock, Stadium Pop, Southern Hip Hop, but it’s all rooted in traditional Hip Hop.”
“When I do my solo thing, I bring in a ton of singers, musicians, sometimes co-producers and a few MCs,” he continued. “I approach my solo material with the attempt of making the best music I can make, with no specific genre in mind… it just happens to be genre-bending and I love that.”
Locked in at 11 tracks, the album comes equipped with features from The Audible Doctor, Akie Bermiss, Choosey, Jamo Gang, and more.
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