Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Walkman Rotation - DJ J-Rocc
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
DJs have blended their favorite 12-inch singles onto mix tapes for years, but it wasn't until the mid 1990s that the mixes started getting pressed onto CDs with the blessings of the original artists on a regular basis. The... more »
DJs have blended their favorite 12-inch singles onto mix tapes for years, but it wasn't until the mid 1990s that the mixes started getting pressed onto CDs with the blessings of the original artists on a regular basis. The Walkman Rotation compilation features 14 tracks' worth of (largely) Seattle-area hip-hop mixed together by J-Rocc of the Beat Junkies--winners of the International Turntablists Federation crown in 1997--and it's a remarkably tight collection of beats and rhymes. J-Rocc does a great job with his mix, but he's got solid material to work with; the beats are consistently innovative, and these MCs have good voices--and they know the meaning of flow. While there are no bum tracks here, Eclipse's two contributions, "World Premiere" and "My Position," are clearly the standouts. --Randy Silver
A reaction from the fusion of Beat Junkies + NW Lyricists
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When you combine the talent of NW lyricists, beat jugglin', and a tight production the outcome in this case was fluid. Artists featured on this release are as follows: J-Rocc, Eclipse, Arcee, Jake One, Mr. Supreme, Kutfather, Fourfifiths, DJ Ace, Samson & Swift, Carl Johnson, Third Degree, & Diamond Mercenaries. J-Rocc sets off the rotation with an intro that could make a man with no rhythm feel it, with "Somethin' Funky For Your Walkman". Pay attention to the beat jugglin', mixin', and blendin' when you've got a Beat Junkie @ the wheels. J-Rocc is your host for your ride 'round the turntalbes with some of Conceptions finest. The first lyricist featured on this compilation is Ohio's MC Eclipse. He puts down two tracks, "World Premier" which features the mic veteran Arcee and "My Position" a track which clearly states where he stands. Seattle's own Samson & Swift show how they do it in the cut "Watch Your Words", a straight forward message for those of you who want in on this industry. Mr Supreme lays it down on the joint "Any Last Words" this track features 3D of the Diamond Mercenaries. A versatile artist is every labels dream, Jake One just might be that one for Conception. He showcases live lyrics in "Essay On Pseudo-ism" which also features Arcee."