Back 4 U
I Am Somebody
Nu-Mark desk solo
Cut Chemist and Nu-Mark solo
In the House
A Day at the Races
Beatrock Music is proud to present Bwan’s “Living Room” LP. The full length album is now available online for free digital download.
The album carries within it a tone of street-hop under the scope of social consciousness. Bwan describes his project by stating “‘Living Room’ is a reference to home, a place where you can be comfortable, safe and free to be yourself. But the title is a double entendre, also serving as an idiom for having ‘room to live’ from the daily struggles and oppression we as young people of color experience in America.”
In the unusually warm 3am air of a Parisian suburb, a house party is getting out of control. Police Nationale have been called – but no-one can get near. The air is thick with Hip-Hop filling the adjacent streets, acting like a force field. You can hear the faint licks of Aerosmith and the rising vocals of Bowie as far as the Champs Elysees. Is that DJ Kool Herc on the decks? Situated in the Capital of French Electro, the influence is audible, while Meth, Red, Jay-Z and even Mystikal get 16 bars in on the mic. Who knew The Beatles were this funky?
The cause for celebration? It’s the wrap up party for First Serve, an undercover project that has been two years in the making. First Serve is the brainchild of French producers/ DJ’s, 2 & 4 (aka Chokolate & Kahlid), who met as master turntablists at the 2004 DMC Championship. After an instant meeting of minds they decided to embark on a musical adventure – a Hip Hop album played by musicians. All they needed was a couple of MC’s to help complete their vision. Enter NY based Jacob ‘Pop’ Life and Deen ‘D’ Whitter. Listen to the mixtape recorded at the party. It’s funky, it’s hip hop, it’s disco… and it’s a classic!