"They say that someone in L.A. always has a surfboard in one
hand and a gun in the other, and that's definitely true. In school,
I was always the one that was cool with anyone. I was always in the
mix of everything. I'm definitely a well-rounded person and I'm proud
of that. That's what I am, and you can definitely hear that in my
'When you're independent, you have to sacrifice. You can't always
have the freshest car or the freshest shit. You have to spend that
money on yourself.'
'If people like that soulful, boom-bap with the hard-hitting drums,
that early to mid-90's, they're really going to enjoy this [album].
It's like I'm looking back to that era and I'm looking forward to
a new era.'
'I've been working for two years with Liveson and people come up to
me and tell me they've seen me on a DVD or mixtape, and that means
a lot. I'm not even getting money right now. I'm just sacrificing
trying to get in the game.'
'We're trying to go out of the box and just trying to bring that feeling
back when you first heard KRS, or first heard "Halftime"'
'See I'm all about the real shit but don't get it twisted, I'm here
to sell records. I just gotta do it the right way. I gotta stay true
to myself and I feel I owe it to Hip Hop to do it the right way.'
'We're like the East Coast version of a Down South artist. We don't
care what you think about the music, we doing us. '
'The purpose of our music is to point to the light within everything.
To direct the mind to the divine within us all. The Shambhala vision
sees the natural perfection of all beings as a reality.'
'I met DMC in the projects with Jam Master Jay and he was loving the
music. It's crazy man.'
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'A lot of dudes are getting deals and deserve it, but a lot of them
don't. I'm going hard in the streets and independently. The dudes
that's supposed to be getting looks ain't getting them. I've studied
shit, a lot of these dudes ain't fans either.'
hardest part is doing a lot of things yourself, without a big budget
and a major label behind you, you have to work ten times harder to
get yourself heard and get the respect you deserve.'
'I'm already workin on the next solo mixtape in hopes to keep steppin
the game up and hittin the streets rapidly. My plan is basically to
just keep my name in people's mouths.'
'Truth Universal speaks to my seeking, striving to speak and striving
to live Universal Truth.'
'My motive is that I don't have a motive. I'd be writing lyrics and
making music even if I didn't know that I could make a career out
of it, because it's my only outlet to vent, to talk about shit that
I can't talk to anyone else about, it's the only thing that keeps
'One thing that me and my team did different was we jumped way out
of the box and we traveled. We actually met with people who were doing
things nationally and made them believers, in contrast to what they
'We have the element of surprise because the game won't know what
to think of this combo.'
'It's me no gimmicks no marketing schemes it's who I am.'
'I don't worry about the so called "crazy lines". I'm more
about making incredible songs. '
I am in a zone right now duke, I haven't bricked yet. When I brick,
you'll be the first to know.
'To sum it up J.O. is a diverse individual. I love all music and I
don't want to be limited to just one style or genre of music.'
'I want people to associate us with hip-hop from the golden era of
the mid 90's when hip-hop actually said something to its listeners.'
Sound the alarm, Fame is in the perimeter.
'[We] don't know how to fabricate a lifestyle so if we spit it that's
us and if it means being underground forever so be it. '
many people trying to push garbage just cause they can. Not everybody
with a pc and a mic in their crib should rap cause they can and it
waters down the market and makes the good stuff harder to find.'
doing something totally different from what everyone else is doing
right now. I don't rhyme about, hoes,how much money I got,what cars
I drive,what guns I got,how much of a gangsta I am. I ain't none of
those things man!'
ain't on that copycat shit. So if you've heard it somewhere else you're
not going to hear it here. People listen to BEETNIX cause they want
a new experience.'
HollyHood Showstoppers ascended from the streets to now legendary
underground status after being featured on a plethora of mixtapes
(Kay Slay, Ron G, Digga and P Cutta) and performances. With the establishment
of their own Independent label 'Rollin Wit It Records', they are posied
to deliver their distinct brand of Hip Hop to the masses. Roll Wit
it, or get Rolled over.
'I think it's all good to capitalize on your talents as long as you
remember where you're from. Personally, even if I were on TV chilling
with George Bush I would still have my Haitian colors on yelling out
'I want a person to feel like they're watching a serious movie when
they hear my shit and I know that the lyrics are gonna hold the track
down but I need a beat to help put the nail in the coffin.'
'We wanted to take our time and put out a quality album. We are not
afraid to make whatever we feel sounds good even if it means that
it is not straight ahead hip hop.'
'I categorize myself as an artist. I am here to make music that stands
the test of time, not the current rump shaker in the club.'
'I started from the lowest compilation in my backyard to mix cds around
the world. I've been hustling for 6 years now and I'm finally breaking
through the underground, a little.'
'We working with a lot big names on the strength of work ethic and
talent. I think artist respect creativity. We at a point in the game
where we need something new. So niggas like Rsonist of the heatmakers
recognized that and were real enough to lend a hand. . ...'
London is that brotha round the way that move in, an it feel like
I bin there forever! You don't even remember when I moved in, but
I did! I'm someone that can get along with alot of different types
of people.. ...'
'I’m like the Comic book character Nick Fury for real. He didn't
have any superhuman powers. The dude was just smart. I have no powers,
no advantages over the next guy, but the fact that I'm smart ... I'm
like a double-edged sword. ...'
'The hip-hop scene in Wilson, believe or not, was just like Common
describe it in “I used to love H.E.R.”. I remember a lot
of days whenever I walked to the corner store...'
'I just did a song with the legendary Jaz- O who came thru and blessed
me with a verse for several Mix-tapes hittin’ the streets. It
came out crazy, especially since that was our first time working together
and it came out Blazin...'
think we'd like people to know, in the end, that our plan is to do
what we feel, to know that we aren't trying to fit any formula and
won't, and how the name connects with those kinds of ideas. ....'
been @ this since nineteen eighty-seven. I ran w/ DJ Speed of N.W.A
so I got too see a semi-up close view of success in the music business
from some local cats....'
is flying in sales we're moving it hand to hand like crazy, plus it's
moving off the website in good numbers too and i'ts only been out
for like 3 weeks its crazy...'
threw all of the latest hits and hot beats on a cd and I basically
just blazed(literally speaking) the shit out of them with witty, edgy,
street savvy rymes. I wanted every bar of every beat to feel punch
drunk when I was done. So listeners of all types would be like damn,
that n***az nice and can blaze tracks even hotta than the original
artist themselves. So I wanted this to be a real attention getter,
'Jay Uno is a 25 yr old artist from one of the most secret and yet
most talented hip-hop centers of the world, The Lower East Side (Manhattan,
N.Y.) I rep the Lower in everything I do everyday not only because
I grew up there but also, because some of the most talented individuals
that I have heard to date grew up there...'
November 2002 my boy Zone told me we had a show booked in London and
that was it... We hit England, the Netherlands, and Spain in 2003.
I came back to NY that August to finish my second album "Geographix",
went to visit my family in North Carolina for a couple months and
then flew to London on December 29th, my birthday... a few weeks later
I landed in Paris....'
next move is to keep hustling and help try to get Krush Unit some
major distribution. That's my next goal. It can be done we just gotta
keep putting out good quality music and working the angles. Music-wise
I'm going to keep promoting this cd "Rocking Chair Theory"
while at the same time recording my new album entitled "Dirt
songs that I want to hear. I choose beats that fit the mood of my
ideas and I make sense when I rap. Simple formula, no?'