If I was a musician, after finishing a project, Iâ€™d probably allow myself take some time to relax before starting the next one. And thatâ€™s one of maybe thirty reasons why Iâ€™m not a producer or rapper. Brooklyn-based J57, of the Brown Bag All Stars, just happens to be both. And he puts the work in.
I always personally enjoy when an artist breaks into another element of creating – such as a DJ learning production or a rapper getting into more than just rocking the mic. Itâ€™s all about putting passion into learning your craft inside and out, and J57 is living proof thereâ€™s nothing wrong with being well-rounded in the studio these days.
I also really appreciate the “no days off” vibe I get from all members of the Brown Bag All Stars. After all, you get out of it what you put into it – in this case, itâ€™s a multitude of amazing tracks. Additionally, itâ€™s noteworthy that with the BBAS (much like with our music scene in the 518), there is a solid and visible balance between independent projects and group endeavors, and support for every effort from both the members of the group and those listening alike. Itâ€™s hard to keep up, really, and that definitely holds true with J57.
Today, URB Magazine debuted a new track by J57 titled â€œHeisenberg Blueâ€ which is this pretty instrumental that holds a large, cinematic feel before turning into a tease by ending quicker than Iâ€™d have liked. Luckily, the track is part of an forthcoming “freEP” presented by URB Magazine, titled 0057: FlaskLIFE, so there will be more to look forward to in the near future of this capacity.