Tomorrow, producer, MC and multi-instrumentalist J-Zone will deliver his latest solo studio album, Fish-n-Grits. He sets the tone for the project on the “Swagboi vs. Purist” album intro, which declares the ongoing generational squabbles over the sound of Rap to be counterproductive and played out, before driving home the point that quality should be the sole standard by which all music is ultimately judged.
Zone has always addressed the stark realities of the industry in his music, and if you’ve heard his most recent single “Go Back To Sellin’ Weed,” then you know his MO hasn’t changed on Fish-n-Grits. The album features guest appearances from Al-Shid, Prince Paul and Has-Lo, as well as his alter-agos Chief Chinchilla and Swagmaster Bacon. Today we’re happy to premiere a full stream of FnG ahead of its release tomorrow. Check it out below and head over to Bandcamp, iTunes or Spotify for digital and physical purchase and streaming options.
Additionally, I have also included the first episode of Zone and my brother Elgin’s new “Buried Treasures” podcast which finds them breaking down Brooklyn legend Masta Ace’s 1990 debut Take A Look Around with the man himself.
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