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Award Winning DJ Scratch And Musicologist J. Period Release The Big Payback Mixtape June 3
NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 3, 2014 master Turntablist DJ Scratch and musicologist J. Period will release The Big Payback a two disc mixtape which pay homage to the pioneer of hip hop James Brown. There is no way to reduce the importance of James Brown's music to hip-hop to 25 examples because without James Brown there is no hip-hop (not to mention any other forms of modern club or dance related music). And that applies whether you're talking hip-hop constructed via samples, or played by keyboard or band, or built from (turntable) scratch. The Big Payback emphasizes the premise that celebrated the range of James' influence on hip-hop over different eras.
"James Brown's music is literally the Soundtrack of my life. My Grandmother exposed me to James Brown 45 years ago (1 Years Old)", says award winning Turntablist DJ Scratch. "Who would have ever thought that James Browns' music would later be the pillar of a new genre of music called hip hop; who would have ever thought I would be a part of history of this new genre of music. It's all because of my love and passion for James Brown's music."
The titles which Soul Brother #1 has bestowed on the world have been the catalyst and foundation of such ground breaking titles as Eric B. & Rakim –"Eric B. Is President", Big Daddy Kane – "Raw", Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – "It Takes Two", and "U Don't Know" – Jay Z to name but a few but hip hop records aren't the only titles which have been blessed by The Godfather of Soul. Beyoncé, EnVogue, Brandy, and R. Kelly. "The Big Payback has been my most ambitious project to date, and the ultimate reminder of James Brown's truly pervasive impact on modern music. Remixing the JB catalog sparks a powerful realization: all the music that has most inspired my career -- hip hop, soul, funk, Prince, Michael Jackson, Fela Kuti and more -- is the direct spawn of James Brown's genius. I hope my tribute can inspire a new generation of artists to explore the story and catalog of this musical giant.
The Big Payback will be available for free download on June 3nd at https://soundcloud.com/bigpayback/15-james-brown-michael-jackson-mashu, www.vibe.com, www.AllHip Hop.com, www.soundcloud.com Scratch Vision, and The Urban Daily. Limited edition vinyl and two CD sets will be made available to key DJ's, radio and media outlets. The Big Payback art developed exclusively for this set by Cojo "Art Juggernaut" www.ArtJuggernaut.com. Fans may follow J.Period on twitter and instagram @jperiod and DJ Scratch at @djscratch.
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