J57 Says Brown Bag AllStars’ New EP Goes Well With Whiskey

“I made that beat for 50 Cent ’cause the head A&R at G-Unit wanted production from me,” says J57, a producer and MC in the New York City-centered seven-man hip-hop troupe the Brown Bag AllStars. The song he’s explaining, “Say It Now,” is a rugged-but-soulful production that found a second life as part of the Brown Bag AllStars’ Brown Label Part 2 EP. For the crew, which also includes the Audible Doctor, Soul Khan, Koncept, E Holla, Deejay Element and DJ Goo, the release is the most convincing culmination of their talents yet, fusing together pleasingly raw beats with intelligent and heartfelt raps.

So as J57 stepped out of a studio where he was helping out DJ Premier, Hive got him to give up the story behind “Say It Now,” reminisce over the Fat Beats record store the group used to work at, and let us know the preferred liquor to sup while enjoying the Brown Label Part 2 listening experience.

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