- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
Masta Ace, Ice Cube, EPMD, Public Enemy, LL Cool J and more.
“J-Zone knows more about rap music than anyone I know,” says Grammy award winning producer Danger Mouse. “He’s one of the most underrated artists out there. Definitely a big influence.” However unlike Danger Mouse, J-Zone’s quirky productions have never brought him any platinum plaques or a house in the Hollywood Hills. After achieving cult indie success with albums like Pimps Don’t Pay Taxes, five years ago the Queens rapper told his distributor to melt down his back catalogue and promptly retired from the game. But he’s not mad about not making it big, he’s decided to embrace it, writing a hilarious book entitled Root For The Villain: Rap, Bullshit, And a Celebration of Failure about his experience in the music industry. With the likes of The Lonely Island, Chuck D and Prince Paul lining up to endorse his memoirs, we decided to ask him and his partner Chief Chinchilla to put together an exclusive Dazed Digital mix about all the things he loves – but mostly hates – about the business.