Redefinition Records sat down with the multi-talented J-Zone at his Queens NY studio for a conversation about his musical roots, why he started playing drums, and the ideas behind his latest project, "Lunch Breaks"
ABOUT LUNCH BREAKS:
Enter the world of J-Zone, the self-proclaimed jack of all trades / master of none (mc / producer / drummer / author). Truth be told, Zone is one of Hip Hop's most underrated artists. The Queens NY native earned his stripes as an MC / producer with a string of unique and critically acclaimed albums in the late 90's-2000's on Fat Beats Records before taking a hiatus from music. Zone recently made an impact as an author, with his honest and humorous look at his experiences in the music biz in "Root For The Villain." Since then, J has seemingly recharged his battery and jumped back into the music biz with more enthusiasm than ever, releasing a full-length album called "Peter Pan Syndrome" in 2013, and more recently, the thought provoking anti-hater anthem, "Map Rap" on 7" vinyl. J has also been DJing popular parties from NY to Chicago including the NY nightlife staple, Mobile Mondays.
What is lunch breaks? It's a compilation of original and familiar drum breaks performed and recorded by J-Zone. Must have drums, especially for sampling producers, DJs and production enthusiasts. Includes 9 bonus tracks not available on the digital version.
VINYL: SOLD OUT!
BONUS: J-Zone Interviews K-Def about hip-hop production & more...