Two mainstays in the independent West Coast game, El Prez (emcee) and Jansport J (producer), teamed up on this project to give you a look through their eyes on the distorted American Dream in the 21st century. J’s soulful production meshes well with Prez’s vintage flows and voice. This one’s for the long haul type of days, when you gotta work overtime at the job you just can’t seem to get away from.
– Bryan Hahn, The Source Magazine.
El Prez and Jansport J are PrezSport, and their debut long-player is a cinematic crime caper called Urban $treet Americana. Covina, CA producer Jansport J provides the soundtrack, while Inglewood, CA wordsmith El Prez narrates the trials and tribulations of two dudes from the inner city out to succeed in today’s America. U$A is available now at all digital outlets, including iTunes, Spotify, Beats Music, Pandora, Bandcamp, and others.
A fixture in the LA scene since releasing the “Prezanomics” mixtape in 2007, El Prez has worked or performed with many artists at the forefront of today’s rap community like Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar, Casey Veggies, Fashawn, Dom Kennedy, YG, Blu, and others. Regarded as an ambassador to the city by many, his sharp-witted comments and commentary on LA life has taken El Prez all over the US on various festivals and tours such as SXSW, A3C, CMJ, Def Jam/Diamond Skate Supply, and the LoveStory Tour with artist Shawn Chrystopher.
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El Prez has garnered media coverage from plenty of outlets such as BET, MTV Jams, The Source, XXL Magazine, 2dopeboyz, The Smoking Section, Nah Right, Pitchfork, HipHopDX, and others.
His current project, Urban $treet Americana w/ Delicious Vinyl producer Jansport J, is arguably his best work to date and has been regarded by many as one of the stellar releases of 2014, with the demo release even ending up on Best Of/ AOTY lists for 2013 by a fair amount of blogs such as The Source, AshleyOutrageous.com, The Smoking Section, and PotholesinmyBlog.
Music is always a must during the workouts, and it indeed increases the concentration. It’s the same with the sports, and if you make any sport as your routine you are sure to have a focussed mind throughout the next day.
Released on iTunes and all music outlets Feb 2014, thru his own “Small Chronic Break Recordings” label, Urban $treet Americana so far has spawned a #1 single on college/mixshow radio with “Same King” and the summer anthem “Droptops”, with plans for a follow up single in the fall.
Plans for the rest of 2014 include a PrezSport single release on Delicious Vinyl, Droptops single/video and remixes, and more shows TBA.