DJ Just Dizle of Paris, France along with French producers and rappers, will collaborate with New Jersey’s hottest Hip Hop artists and producers on the first in a series of Mix-CDs that will target the East Coast’s Underground in an effort to return to Hip Hop’s innovative core.
Dizle and fellow producers will descend upon Newark, NJ November 9-12 for New Jersey’s premiere Hip Hop event – Planet Hip Hop 3 at NJPAC. There, he will mix it up during the 4-day event, enlisting New Jersey ’s finest with the help of Newark ’s Hip Hop ambassador, Black 45, purveyor of the famed Meet the Producers Beat Battles (MTP Jersey).
Planet Hip Hop 3 & the MTP Jersey Beat Battle Championship will be the jump-off for Volume 1 of the PROVIDENCE Mix-CDs. The first CD will be partly recorded in Newark & Paris, merging the best of the two. Subsequent mix-CDs will focus on NYC, Iledelph and other East Coast-breed artists and producers. For Parisian artists it’s an opportunity to inspire and be inspired, give respect and get respect and to touch Hip Hop at its core. For East Coast artists, PROVIDENCE will bring to light what’s been in the dark for too long.
There was a time when East Coast Hip Hop led the way when it came to cut-throat lyricism, hardcore beats and undeniably raw talent. Making its way around the world in the early 80's, it's cultural influence birthed Hip Hop scenes across the globe. France, the second largest Hip Hop music market after the US, was one that swayed with the East Coast's rhythm of change - easily identifying with the music via the culture.
Paris’ Hip Hop market has also been slighted by the commercial industry’s stranglehold on it’s creative forces. The more formulaic approach for meeting the bottom line – the shift to abandon the grit & the grime for the glam & the glitz – has left has left a void. “We’re starting to go back to the origins. Lyricism is reemerging in French Hip Hop music. It’s a very crucial element that’s being ignored [by the industry],” says Dizle.
Today, Dizle recognizes that Hip Hop, now a global culture, has been without its primary influence. “The thing about East Coast Hip Hop was always its dynamic nature,’ says Dizle. “On one hand you had your hardcore, then you had the Native Tounges. The thread – the ‘je ne sai quoi’ was in the way rappers flowed to the music.” And while Hip Hop has overcome some economic, racial, social, and language barriers, Hip Hop's toughest hurdle yet is the industry itself. You see, once its life-blood, what the East Coast originated has been noticeably absent.
Still innovating, still elevating, still paving the way, the East Coast rapture remains the creative under-current that originally carried Hip Hop around the globe – and that inevitably will take it to the next level. Dizle hope’s that cross-pollinating East Coast and Parisian heads will take the music to its edge. The return to lyricism both here and there will let the industry know who really control’s the culture.
As DJ Just Dizle (justdizle.com) makes his way from Europe to North America, his mission is to uncover the East Coast's underground in a way that hasn't been done before and will enlist an army of Paris' fiercest rappers and producers to collaborate with the East Coast's illest in an attempt to shine a light, pay homage and break the industry's blockade on grassroots Hip Hop.
Whether Dizle and his Parisian coverts find the crème de la East Cost in New Jeruz, NYC or some other hidden jewel along Interstate 95, for the East Coast's most underrated, infamous and feared, joining them for the ride will be epic.
If you are one of those whose music remains uncompromised, relentless & next-level, than submit your full-length tracks for consideration for DJ Just Dizle's ‘PROVIDENCE: The Second Coming, Volume 1: New Jeruz Rapture’ & for submissions for coming mix-CDs, NJ, NYC, PA, DE & CT artists and producers please visit our website to learn more about the PROVIDENCE Mix CDs, or contact Dahaomine Moody.
Get your tickets today for NJPAC's Planet Hip Hop 3 which will focus on hip-hop artists as activists – artists committed to the artistic, cultural, economic, social, educational, and political concerns of their communities. This intensive four-day event will include performances, film screenings, panel discussions, workshops, and more. For more info visit planethiphop.org/.