BBR007-Jay Qwest “Whiskey & Gunpowder” 4.24.12 Release

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This is Jay Qwest’s first project to come out on Backbone.

The title, “Whiskey & Gunpowder”, comes from a Native American Chief who was referring to the dismantling of his people by the European expansion. The Chief proposed that, “the two great ‘civilizers’, were whiskey and gunpowder, and from the hour we accepted these we had in reality sold our birthright and all unconsciously consented to our own ruin.”

This conceptual album takes the idea of self-destruction through “Whiskey & Gunpowder” and applies it through several characters. Each character’s story is told in a first person perspective, giving the album a head on feel to the listener.

The entire project is produced by Illastrate and features the likes of Kel, Boog Brown, Methuzulah, Mundy Thurman, and Tommy Lee Soul.


04 2012

Jay Qwest (feat. Boog Brown & Methuzulah) – Offiseer – Music Video

E-Train (feat. Holly Saucy) – Fiyah Burn (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

BBR006- E-Train “On Solid Ground” (Various Artists) – 3.20.12 Release

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E Train fuses the established with the emerging on this project. Featuring Talib Kweli, Wordsworth, Keith Murray, Akrobatik, Rasco, D Mottola, Pep Love, The Aztext, Phil the Agony, Holly Saucy, Celsius 7, and many many more.

E-Train is a producer/DJ from San Francisco. He was one the main producers for the underground hip hop crew The Loyalists through out the mid 2000’s. He is gearing up to drop his first solo project “On Solid Ground” since the group went on hiatus in late 2009. His sound is drenched in soul and always maintains a classic thump that turns the heads of the most jaded hip hop fans to new comers in the game.

Being a working DJ in SF gives E-Train a constant insight into what is hot, however his chops are steeped deep in hip-hop culture. This allows his beats to ride the line between current, yet classic, and always timeless. Whether at beat battles or spinning at your local club, E-Train always has an ear for quality sounds.


03 2012

Jay Qwest – “Box & Empee”


03 2012

E-Train (feat. D Mottola) – Three Clicks (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Jay Qwest – Out There (Official Music Video)

This is the first video for “Out There” which is forthcoming on Jay Qwests’s Elevated Press debut called “Whiskey & Gunpowder”.  The 7 track EP drops Arpril 24th 2012.


03 2012

D Mottola – Lifestyle Wild (Official Music Video)

Here is the official video for “Lifestyle Wild” off the Dungeon Raps EP.


02 2012

AKROBATIK of The Perceptionists – E-Train’s ‘On Solid Ground’ Release Party! Club 6 DarkRoom

A night for the true hip hop heads! Come out and celebrate the release of E-Train’s “On Solid Ground” album. The night will be filled with live hip hop performances and headlined by AKROBATIK of The Perceptionists!!!

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Line Up:
Celsius 7
Anderson Ray
Mic Danja
D Mottola
Gryl Ab’Strakt
Style Disciples (E-Train & Touchphonics)

Club 6 – The Dark Room
$5 before 10pm
$10 after
21+ with valid ID


02 2012

THE LOYALISTS DJ ROUTINE (E-Train, Touchphonics, Framework) – Live from 06′