Beats Grind and Life

Beats Grind & Life Podcast: Episode 068 J57

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This week we got a chance to speak with a ‘jack of all trades’. This week’s episode features New York’s J57. J57 is a Producer and Rapper in the group Brown Bag ALL-STARS. He is also a Sound Designer and indie label owner. His credits include Method Man, Raekwon, Ras Kass, Joey Bada$$, Joell Ortiz and many more. J57 sits down to talk to us about being mentored by DJ Premier, How loosing his job at Fat Beats Records was a pivotal point in his music career and how meditation has taken his music career to the next level. This is great conversation with a brilliant industry vet. Must listen. Check it out now!

Greatest Achievement 

  • “My greatest achievement is definitely working with my favorite Hip-Hop group of all-time, Wu-Tang. So I did a record for Method Man, and it was a record with Method Man featuring Raekwon and Inspectah Deck. The song is called “The Purple Tape”, which is very funny because obviously Raekwon’s classic album. But, they called it the purple tape, and it’s a sample free fucking banger. You would never guess it was sample free though, but it is.”

To hear some of J57’s music, click on the album above.

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Greatest Advise Ever Received

  • “The most important thing I did learn… it was one of my best friends, who is a very dope emcee that was in my crew and unfortunetley past away about five years ago, who’s name was Ports… Long story short, back in High School this kid told me: ‘You only get one first impression.’ I know that’s something you hear in life and shit and it’s in one ear and right out the other, but that shit is so fucking real.”

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