I had to show love to the Uppanotch team and any affiliates to them. My man Hosannah send me the link to the new release of the “Cold Skool” mixtape by The Bush League prior to the start of the holiday weekend. I must say inbetween hearing the Wale album and J Cole album, and the buzz around the Jay -Z album, The Bush League held it’s own. I was amazed collaborative efforts from the various emcees.
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Background on the mixtape:
“Slang Parade Music & GPNYC proudly present Cold Skool – The Bush League, a mixtape/compilation album featuring a random bag of quality underground MC’s from all across the US with production handled by Prospek & Bazooka Joe along with other musical contributions by Jacksom Power, Coco Dank and guitarist Marc Lawrence.
The project started in August 2012 during a weekend recording session at Inner Recess Studio in New Orleans setup by NOLA’s super producer Prospek who arranged a full weekend of shows & recording sessions and invited a handful of his favorite artists to come to town. These artists included Bazooka Joe & Uppanotch from NY, Whygee out of Denver, Juskwam from Texas & L’Daialogue and his crew out of Memphis. New Orleans’ talent was well represented with Lyrikill, Elespee, Slangston Hughes, Caliobzvr, Yuri Jones, D.O.N., Caligula Krycek & Impulss, who’s earlier work with Bazooka Joe, “Bronx, New Orleans”, helped make a lot of these connections possible. After the 5 day marathon session, Joe took the files back to NY and recruited some other artists who didn’t make it to contribute including S.Habib & a guest verse from Queens’ MC junclassic.
The Bush League is just a sample of the enormous amount of talent on the newly formed GPNYC label which is an incredible collective of artists, graphic designers, singers, musicians, producers, Dj’s, MC’s who all have respectable individual success but have come together for a greater good. The Bush League represents the loose talent out in the world that might play a little dirty if they have to but hungry nonetheless and will always play the game with edge and an unorthodox passion. This album represents all the gray area artists out there who might not want to fit within the current structure of the industry but will find a way to get heard even if takes a little elbow on the low…”
Download and listen to the mixtape at http://thegpc.bandcamp.com/album/the-bush-league
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All Tracks Produced by Bazooka Joe &/or Prospek except ‘Roll Ova You’ produced by Jacksom Power.Guitar on “Rock Stars” by Marc Lawrence, Bass & Drums by Prospek
Mixed By Bazooka Joe & Prospek
Mastered By Prospek @ Inner Recess Studios