Back in the Mix Live Taping with JDM and BPS

Posted: December 13, 2010 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in BPS PRODUCTIONS, CELEBRITY INTERVIEW, hip hop, JACKIESPEAKS247 BLOG, MEDIA, TEAM JDM, TELEVISION

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Well hello there! I have been out and about on the scene and the latest is that there is a TV Pilot going on called “Back in the mix” by an unannounced production team + network and I was invited to partake in the viewing and participation alongside BPS Productions TEAM JDM! We take over wherever we go! but anyway.. Photography by BPS Productions and others affiliated with PACE College and Getty images worked their magic throughout the taping.

Back in the Mix taping was held in PACE college. They intend to tape weekly and include a DJ Mix, a performance, a hip hop history segment, and live interviews. They began with a DJ Battle between Jon Swan and DJ Steel. Jon Swan was very animated and creative in selection. DJ Steel was very skilled in the art of DJ’ing including traditional scratching and mixing. The winner was DJ Steel for cleaner cuts and better DJ Skills, but DJ Jon Swan made an impact and people respect his DJ Game just the same. They said Jon Swan’s creativity level was higher. I agree I also feel his appearance along with body language and personality gave off an animated vibe that caught the viewers attention!.

Naughty by Nature Performed and rocked to the crowds approval with their legendary hits “Hip Hop Hooray” “Uptown Anthem” and “I gotta lotta”. You can go to http://www.naughtybynature.com for a FREE download of their mix-tape and to stay updated on their current performances, tours, projects, and more. From the 1988 Golden Era EPMD // Hit squad performed. Soon after they were interviewed by the Hosts of Back In The Mix and asked the following:

How do you feel about your impact on the game?:

EPMD: “We didn’t know there were producers, we went out on RUN’s tour at 17 years old and learned about our sound being different”, “Run said we had something and we took off after that”..

How do you feel about people looking up to you?:

EPMD: “We like it, HIP-HOP is our life”, “We took the independent route, no middle man involved”

EPMD ON NEW MUSIC: “We told our kids if they follow our footsteps, dont compete with new music..”, quote: you cant “bite” or make same record with same content you have to be original.

EPMD Current projects: A film about HIP -HOP, ESP January Album “For my age group”

Clear up the Rakim Beef please…

EPMD: “No beef here..” Are you still in touch with the entire “Hit Squad”? EPMD: “Yes, we still speak to Grand Puba, Das Efx, and did a show with Keith Murray..”, “We stopped working and got lost”, “Even Nicki Minaj working, we gotta work or well be looking crazy out there..”

NEXT!! : A performance from a member of the 1st Hip Hop act to go on the Jay Leno Show, and is still relevant 20 years later.. Dres of Black Sheep! His new album is called “Black Pool of genius” in which you can hear his latest single just released titled “Forever Lovin You”. As usual Dres performed an ill set.. with my personal favorites as we all chanted along .. “Engine engine numba 9 on the new york transit line.. if my train falls off the tracks pick it up pick it up pick it up bounce back!!!!!!!”

So whats up with Dres from Black Sheep (my notes of his interview):

Dres has been a busy bee, the company KIA used his song for a car commercial and that broke the ice for this album Black Pool of Genious. When asked about Mr. Long, Dres said that he is a family man that now lives in Florida however he will be joining him for the 20 year anniversary tour along with Naughty by Nature. Dres Music was always distributed, promoted, and marketed by himself. His comment on that was that if you belong to a major label you are basically a recipient of a high loan with high interest. If you invest in yourself more and your in it for the right reasons like the love of music then it will work for you to be in this industry. Dres is very proud that 20 years later he is doing his own thing on his own terms and is successful. He states that he is in no way trying to take Drake or Nicki Minaj fan base on..he has his own fanbase that is loyal and wont deal with what they are being force fed these days. When asked about the Native Tongues Crew he said their relationship was positive and brief, they were “dope cats” ad a variety to spice of life. Dres has a track with QTip, Dove, and Mike G. called “Birds of a Feather” on native tongues new album. He tips his hat to De La Soul and said he is in HIP HOP for all the right reasons..not for the bling-jewelry, girls, cars but for the LOVE!. Dres is considered adult contemporary hip hop. in his video for “Doin it right” he teaches his son how to hold the MIC.

NEXT!!!! : Anthem an up and coming artist that left his job on wall street to take on the industry full time as a HIP HOP artist performed. He has a mix-tape with DJ Whookid (A Known DJ for G UNIT) with songs titled “reception” (his ode to the 90’s), and “Looking down”. Anthem always worked and went to school, and he always loved HIP HOP. He wants to make his parents proud. His mentor and financial backer is a man whom he worked with on Wall Street that he steadily confided in about his love for HIP HOP and dream of becoming an artist. Anthem wants to go the independent route the whole way. He was asked which one of the artists who performed was his biggest influence, he chose Naughty by Nature and quoted the OPP song!

NEXT!!: A special guest appearance by Jam Master Jay’s Son (Jason) who calls him self “Jam Master Jay-Son” lol ( CLEVER isnt it?..yes this is too classic). He said he is currently filming a reality show called “Heir to the throne” being aired on one of the major networks he couldn’t name LIVE, featuring him DJ’ing all over the city (NY THAT IS). When asked about his attire he said his father wore a hat with a bigger brim, then he was asked about why he wears laces with his Adidas to which he replied “ITS 2010” LOL!!!

All in all it was a great experience and the pictures speak for themselves check out the album for “Back in the Mix” on www.BPSProductions.com Video and Pics to be added as addendum after editing ill keep you posted!!!

As usual much love and respect… its your girl JACKIE DA MODEL!! over and out this peace…… Dont forget to visit http://WWW.JACKIEDAMODEL.COM for sneak peek of calendar coming soon =)

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Comments
  1. hec farrulla says:

    The event was an epic one, as Team JDM and BPS Productions went back into time (just a little) to rock with some of Hip Hop’s most prolific rappers. Make sure to check out the pics of the event at:
    http://www.BPSproductions.com!

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