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DJ JS-1: It Is What It Isn't

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    Summary

    DJ JS-1 of the world famous Rock Steady Crew is set to release his 6th full length album, IT IS WHAT IT ISN'T (Ground Original 4). Known for his traditional boom bap style, scratch hooks, and bevy of legendary features, this album, which is NOT a compilation, will add on to his impressive catalog. IT IS WHAT IT ISN'T boasts a line-up featuring new songs with ERICK SERMON of EPMD, KRS-ONE, MURS & FASHAWN, BUCKSHOT, ILL BILL & SLAINE of La Coka Nostra, TORAE, HOMEBOY SANDMAN, O.C, The ARTIFACTS, and many more. It has 21 new songs featuring over 45 artists including colaborations that cannot be duplicated such as the song HIGHER LEVEL with BROTHER J and PROFESSOR X of X-CLAN.

    The title, IT IS WHAT IT ISN'T comes from a lack of credibility as many artists falsely portray themselves today using social media. DJ JS-1 has grown a world-wide fan-base by consistently touring for over 16 years now, proving himself and representing hip-hop culture in over 45 countries. JS-1 is also an accomplished graffiti artist, JERMS, hence the graffiti/dj reference on the cover art. While he stays promoting the true culture and essence of what millions of fans want around the globe, many others gain followers by manipulating people's perceptions. It seems it's all about what people think you've done, rather than what you've truly done. As the title track says, "In the world that we live in, it's fake it til you fit in, perception is reality, it is what it isn't..." Like JS-1, the artists on this album have paid their dues and shown and proved for decades. The lead single "Turn the Tables" with O.C is an ode to the origins of hip hop djaying with Kool DJ Red Alert making a guet appearance as the song is a tribute to many legendary disc jockeys from the golden era. As other new DJ/Producers jump ship and go the route of making dance remixes that get lost in the mix, DJ JS-1 aka JERMS has pushed forward and steadily fed his fans what they crave both musically and with his graffiti/"street art."

    Once again, JS-1 does not disappoint. A full length album with a variety of credible MCees, both older and newer, concept songs with content, and all new beats strictly produced by himself, not a production team or with licensed or bought beats from several producers. There is only a handful of DJ's who have successfully done this for soo long. Another classic "underground" hiphop album that is a great addition to anyone's collection who does not love the radio and trend-chasing nonsense. IT IS WHAT IT ISN'T...

    Track Listing

    1. Turn the Tables
    featuring O.C. (of D.I.T.C.)
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    2. It Is What It Isn't
    featuring Blacastan (of Demigodz + Army Of The Pharaohs); Illa Ghee; Trez
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    3. 110 Percent
    featuring Breeze Brewin (of Juggaknots); Homeboy Sandman; Kyle Rapps
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    4. Give A Damn
    featuring Dynasty; Eternia; Sara Kana
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    5. Forgotten
    featuring Spit Gemz; Wes; Nutso
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    6. Pay Attention
    featuring Soul Khan (of Brown Bag AllStars)
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    7. Interference
    featuring Esoteric (of Demigodz + Army Of The Pharaohs); Ras Kass
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    8. Letchuknow
    featuring Strick; Eklips
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    9. Whatever It Takes
    featuring Murs (of Living Legends); Fashawn
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    10. Higher Level
    featuring Brother J (of X-Clan); Professor X (of X-Clan)
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    11. DieHard
    featuring Erick Sermon (of EPMD); Rahzel; Buckshot (of Black Moon)
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    12. Klick Clique
    featuring KRS-One; Torae
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    13. Groom Lake
    featuring C Rayz Walz
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    14. Show Shockin'
    featuring El Da Sensei (of Artifacts); Tame One (of Artifacts); Reef The Lost Cauze (of Army Of The Pharaohs)
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    15. Infinite
    featuring Ruste Juxx; Sav Killz
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    16. Profreshionals
    featuring ILL Bill (of La Coka Nostra + Non Phixion); Slaine (of La Coka Nostra)
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    17. Love Me Not
    featuring Kurious; Craig G; Smooth B (of Nice & Smooth)
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    18. My Neighborhood
    featuring Pack FM
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    19. Soo Real
    featuring Rasheed Chappell; Wordsworth
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    20. Sample Abuser
    featuring A.G. (of D.I.T.C.); Sadat X (of Brand Nubian); Neek the Exotic
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    21. STCAF
    featuring Lordroc; Eternal; Melo Malo; L.I.F.E. Long; Truth; Cerebral
    Producers: DJ JS-1
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    Total Comments: 5
    Name: (Posted: 9/6/2014 3:06:00 PM; Partial IP: .157.122.8)
    Location: Ontario,Can.
    Comment: I never really got a chance to really get into JS-1, he just slipped through my fingers, he does preserve the essence of the culture. Oh yeah, to that clown on the first post, you don't know jack sh*t!
    Name: (Posted: 8/19/2014 8:11:00 PM; Partial IP: .66.40.103)
    Location: Victoria, bc
    Comment: I agree cs, who is this guy? Rating MC's and saying Homeboy Sandman is wack! Wtf, please "here" refrain from posting your bullsh*t opinions!
    Name: (Posted: 8/18/2014 7:41:00 PM; Partial IP: .80.79.191)
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Comment: So Illa Ghee is very good & A.G., Murs & Fashawns of the world are wack? You should be banned from posting anymore. JS-1 is one of the most humble, dedicated dudes preserving real hip hop culture. Looking forward to peeping this!
    Name: (Posted: 8/15/2014 2:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 226.121.17)
    Location: here
    Comment: On the strength of the tracklist and knowing JS-1 made decent records in the past, I will give this one a 3/5 pre-listen. It can be higher but the rappers I don't care for which are on this, make me not care too much but I will keep an open mind and see how it goes, if anything its worth a listen online if not CD.
    Name: (Posted: 8/15/2014 2:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 226.121.17)
    Location: here
    Comment: Seen the tracklist and meh it sounds good, the artists range from very old, to moderately old to somewhat recent and the overall rappers are from very good (oc, blacastan, sav killz, esoteric, ill bill, illa ghee)to reasonably decent (wordsworth, spit gemz, reef, kurious, craig g) to good (x-clan, artifacts, stricklin, torae) to just wack, untalented, uninspired, over-the-hill(old) and/or flat out f*ckin boring (soul khan, rasheed chapell, rahzel, Homeboy Sandman, Kyle Rapps, Nutso, Murs, Fashawn, Erick Sermon, Buckshot, Ruste Juxx, AG, Sadat X, Neek the Exotic). On the strength of the tracklist and knowing JS-1 made decent records in the past, I will give this one a 3/5 pre-listen. It can be higher but the rappers I don't care for which are on this, make me not care too much but I will keep an open mind and see how it goes, if anything its worth a listen online if not CD.
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