On May 22nd, Brown Bag AllStar emcee/producer J57 dropped two EPs, The Ports EP and 2057 EP. After digging into the former recently, it's time to give the lowdown on the latter. J57 really showcases his versatility here with lots of diverse production. Early favourites include "Half Zombie" featuring Silent Knight, Emilio Lopez, Koncept & DJ Emoh Betta, "Dream Walking" featuring Jon Hope, "Holy Mackerel!" featuring Sene and Homeboy Sandman, "Elite Status" featuring Rasheed Campbell and DJ Brace, and "Pulp Fiction" featuring Koncept. Stream and purchase 2057 EP below.
Brown Bag AllStar emcee/producer J57 dropped two EPs on May 22nd, The Ports EP and 2057 EP. The Ports EP is in memory of Bryan "Ports" Cole, one of J57's best friends who passed away in March. Early favourites on The Ports EP are "Do Earth" featuring Von Pea, Charlie Smarts, Andrew Thomas and Jefferson Price, "Days Still Turn To Night" featuring the Brown Bag AllStars and Andrew Thomas, "Craft Brewed" featuring Silent Knight, and "Four Finger Ringers" featuring Sene. Stream and purchase The Ports EP below. Be on the lookout for a breakdown of 2057 EP soon.
In Memory of: Bryan "Ports" Coyle. I dedicate this project to the memory of one of my best friends that left the world on March 13, 2012. Ports taught me how to rhyme - how to count bars, flow patterns, freestyle, etc. He also introduced me to the indie hip hop scene in the late 90's & changed my life forever. There would have never been a J57 if there had never been a Ports. Dedicating this project to him is the very least I could do. R.I.P Ports - J57
Producer/emcee J57 (above, far left) just dropped the visuals for "Days Still Turn to Night", featuring the rest of the Brown Bag AllStars crew and Andrew Thomas. This track comes off J57's The Ports EP, which dropped yesterday along with his 2057 EP. I'm definitely excited to get into these two EPs, as J57 is quickly becoming one of my favourite producers right now (see "Aspirations" and "Four Finger Ringers"). Check out the visuals for "Days Still Turn to Night" below.