Multitalented Bay Area artist J-Dub releases his fifth solo street album “Pardon My Swag.” Formerly of the group B.A.Y. (Bay Area Youngstas), J- Dub brings the idea of Spaceship Musick by releasing the precursor Pardon My Swag. Pardon My Swag offers such hard hitting slappers as “Backwoods”, “She Want Them Dollas”, and “Fast Boys”, as well as the smooth dulcet beats underscored in the anthem “Roll It Up” and Lookin for “M.O.E.” Pardon My Swag features appearances by such artist like aka Frank, Black Reek, CEO Hassi Moe, Damey, Roc Boy and production by Dreezy, Vista, and J-Dub himself.
As a part of B.A.Y. J- Dub released 4 projects, moved close to 10,000 units(physical/download) and got radio play with the single ‘Dum di Dum Dum’ feat. Mistah Fab. He also co-founded Rapshack Records along with Justinkase and TY THA ARTIST, and has gon on to be a common name in the exploding bay area underground scene.
J Dub Shack Boy has worked with artists such as Mistah F.A.B., Willie Joe, Cousin Fik, Jamillions, P Child, Moe Green And Joey Cool (The Outcrowd), Show Banga, Aka Frank, Yung Bari, Damey, JayAnt, Ray Guevera, Shark Sinatra, E Money, Lay Low (RIP), TY THA ARTIST, CEO, Acktup, Ginger, Indecent The Slapmaster and Krypto, Justinkase, Rob E, Soulboy, Focus, Trell, and many more. J Dub experienced early success with former group and current label mates B.A.Y. (Bay Area Youngstas), releasing two mix tapes and two albums, each receiving positive fan support and decent street sells. Since his departure from the group, J Dub has released seven solo projects; four mix tapes and three albums.
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Welcoming a refreshing sound to the L.A. music scene, G‐Ea$e comes full fledge with his debut album “Blvd. Nights”. Geremy Eason is a California native. Growing up on 116th and Crenshaw he stayed out of trouble:
“Not everyone had to gangbang to survive, I didn’t; I had homies who were on, I grew up in the hood but I didn’t follow, I’m still alive”.
Raised by his mother he focused on the well being of his family and found his niche within the low rider car culture scene.
“I want to show people that there are different sides to Los Angeles still. I remember Crenshaw back in 1998 as a youngin’ seeing everybody come together, getting along, just having fun enjoying the culture, I want to share that with the new generation and past. It’s not dead”.
Growing up with Hip‐Hop at its finest, G-Ea$e listened to the greats and respected the hype of underground artists such as DJ Quick, Mack‐10 and Suga Free. Combining the keen sounds of Los Angeles’ cruise music, he incorporated the car culture perfectly to introduce and release the masterpiece of a summer classic: “Blvd. Nights”.
Highlighted tracks featured on the mixtape include but are not limited to tracks such as his debut and self titled single “Blvd Nights”, a real west coast lifestyle car culture infused track that makes you want to cruise down the street with the top back. Not to deter you from the laidback tracks, there are fresh cuts such as “Deceitful feat. Bee”.
“When I wrote this song I was upset, disappointed, that sometimes you can never tell real friendships. People always changing, relationships always changing because people take what’s real for granted, so I wrote my thoughts on paper”.
With this track you can definitely feel the passion and everyone can relate to the message. It helps that on this track you have jam‐packed emotion but it’s offset with a symphonic melody, smooth but harmonious background vocals provided by Bee to blend in with the jazzy mid‐tempo horns. Collaborative excellence! Lastly the headliner track “She Wanna Ride” gives the people a run for their money but since this project is free, an eargasm to say the least. This song produces smirks and nonetheless a classic summer hit, a true development of the low rider classic bass hitter. Sounds making everyone want to go put switches on their whips, take a honey for a dip. It’s genius and no other sound right now is comparable.
“I want to impact the youth and go down in the low rider history books as the artist who brought it [low rider car culture] back to life”.