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31 August, 2011 12:30 pm

Fuck all this LOL, OMG, emoticon, all day text-a-thon shit. 25 cents, 4 minutes, straight to the point, no bullshit. J-Zone explores the beauty of communication via pay phone. J-Zone’s book, Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit, and a Celebration of Failure, coming Fall 2011. Superman didn’t text; he changed outfits in a phone booth. [cont.]

23 June, 2011 11:45 pm

J-Zone has recently launched his new website,, which is the launching spot for his upcoming book, Root For The Villain: Rap, Bullshit, And A Celebration Of Failure. J-Zone writes: I miss MySpace. It was a free website for people who didn’t want to build websites, and if you really knew how to cyber-pimp, it [cont.]

12 April, 2011 5:14 pm

Ego Trip by-way-of J-Zone diggs (heh) up this vintage interview from New York public access TV of a pre-Wu-Tang era GZA, RZA, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard speaking on the “Word From The Genius” LP. ODB “I give it to you raw, you know?”

9 April, 2010 3:51 pm

Taken from CunninLynguists’ newest CD, ‘Strange Journey Volume Two’. Produced by J-Zone // Directed by Kno & Matt Hobbs // Videography & Editing by Matt Hobbs for Vital Films. ©2010 APOS Music / QN5 Music. Credits — Alexandra Lee (Guard #1), Bill “Barefoot Bill” Pacer (Judge), Toiya Dean (Guard #2), Robert Anthony (Warden), Rickey Goldsmith [cont.]

5 September, 2006 12:00 am

   By now, we all know that J-Zone has a pretty ill sense of humor.  From album to album, J-Zone has lit up our lives with witty and offbeat tales about everything from masturbating to sexing up underage girls. But even aside from his undeniable sense of humor lies a certain penchant for creating these [cont.]

29 March, 2006 12:00 am

What in the hell made you two hook up for this Boss Hog Barbarians album? Explain how you two cooked up the concept for this album. Celph: J-Zone and I have known each other since around ’99 and we’ve always been homeboys. We’ve been working on songs with each other for years now, some of [cont.]

6 September, 2005 12:00 am

    The third album. If you have gotten this far as an artist, it means that you have won over enough fans with your debut and debunked the so-called “sophomore jinx.” Now is the time to deliver. Many third albums have found artists in their “comfort zone,” thus delivering albums full of incredible music. Outkast [cont.]

30 March, 2005 12:00 am

Remix project; no rating given.       If you are J-Zone, critically acclaimed asshole of hip-hop, what do you do after you have released four solid albums and are taking a year off before the fifth? Well, if you are J-Zone you sure the hell aren’t doing anything considered normal. Many would think that Zone would [cont.]

5 October, 2004 12:00 am

HHS: Didn’t you retire as a rapper a while back? Are you going to be like Too Short and keep coming back to the game? J-Zone: Yeah, I retired in 2001 after Pimps Don’t Pay Taxes. I wanted to stick to production, but the beat selling game ain’t shit nowadays unless you got major label [cont.]

27 September, 2004 12:00 am

    Music Tu Madre, Bottle of Whoop Ass, Pimps Don’t Pay Taxes, Sick of Being Rich, and now A Job Ain’t Nuthin But Work, have more than given purpose to J-Zone’s lengthy stay in the independent hip hop game. These releases have also proven another thing, Zone is one ignorant dude. Whether you want to look at [cont.]

23 July, 2003 12:00 am

With his debut, Music For Tu Madre, J-Zone conducted interviews with various New Yorkers asking them, “where do you see hip-hop in five years”. Their answers were bleak, pretty much delivering a dark forecast for the future of hip-hop. J-Zone himself was a struggling backpack rapper doing his best to save hip-hop from self-destruction, and ironically, [cont.]

1 January, 2001 12:00 am

On the heels of two-critically acclaimed EP’s Music Tu Madre, and A Bottle Of Whup Ass, J-Zone’s first  full-length release, Pimps Don’t Pay Taxes, is a more maturated continuation of the brazen lyricism, and off-kilter samples Zone supplied on previous endeavors.  While Pimps Don’t Pay Taxes is almost like an interview in itself, J-Zone was gracious [cont.]

1 January, 2001 12:00 am

Following the success of two critically acclaimed, backpack bestseller EP’s, J-Zone and his crew of Old Maid Billionaires look to make their names known in the world of hip-hop music with their official debut, Pimps Don’t Pay Taxes. Still sleeping on J-Zone and his crew? Time to play catch up – and while the name [cont.]

1 January, 2000 12:00 am

J-Zone came straight outta college with a surprising 1998 debut. Part of a senior project at a NY institute of higher learning, Music For Tu Madre introduced J-Zone as a superb beat architect with a penchant for grabbing his grandmoms in outrageous poses for album cover art. Grandmoms and the Queens based J-Zone return with [cont.]

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