The B​-​Boy Hustle Album

by Jay-Roc n' Jakebeatz

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about

This is "B-Boy Crunkfunk"! If you haven't noticed, the b-boy scene has its own musical taste, and while funk and breakbeats still play a role, it has long moved on from classics like "Apache" and "It's Just Begun" and pursues its own direction that doesn't always run parallel to rap music. This is to say that this is not your average contemporary hip-hop album. Still, some ingredients will be highly familiar, including serviceable samples from the vaults.

Jay-Roc, a member of Breakdance crews such as Basel City Attack, Kayonyx, Rhythm Control and Ruff'N'X, has quite a history in Swiss b-boying. For example winning five national titles between 1994 and 2004 including the national Battle Of The Year Switzerland 04 and participating two times in the World Finals at the International Battle of the Year in Germany. In 2005, he produced the theatrical hiphop spectacle Conflict, and just recently he choreographed and doubled in the Buena Vista backed hip-hop drama Breakout.

Now Jay-Roc drops his debute album in collaboration with producer Jakebeatz, fellow member of hip-hop act Crossroad and partner on previous Jay-Roc tracks. They domestically released the single "Warfare" in '04, and opened the "International Battle of the Year" soundtrack on Dominance Records twice. On the vocal side, Jay-Roc enlists the help of Boston based rapper Kaotic Concrete, who adds verbalized competitiveness on four tracks.

What is special about Jay-Roc? Jay-Roc is a talented dancer who wanted to get rid of the background dancing status in the business. By producing music he made himself independent as an artist. His mission is to free b-boying from its dependence from music acts and DJ's and improve the business status of the forgotten child element of hip-hop. The B-Boy Hustle stands for the struggle b-boys and dancers in general go through. The philosophy of Jay-Roc is comparable to the philosophy of old school hip-hop: working hard for fame, positive message, competition and battle, creativity... That's what "The B-Boy Hustle Album" is all about.

▶▶▶ Jay-Roc Vinyls, CD & Merchandise available at:
www.saveoursounds.net/en/boty.html

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released October 20, 2006

All Tracks recorded and mixed by T. Hof aka Jakebeatz at PW Records Studio. All Keyboards played by T. Hof aka Jakebeatz. C & P Dominance Records 2006.

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BOTY Soundtrack Germany

Dominance Records presents... 'International Battle Of The Year - The Soundtrack'. The official album series released in conjunction with the world's biggest Breakdance championship 'Battle Of The Year' – musically representing the diversity of the event with fresh Breaks, Hiphop, Funk & Electro grooves by producers from all over the world. ... more

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