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JS-1’s newest single, “How We Think,” is mellow joint with but comes well equipped with rough undertones courtesy of featured artists Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm, Slaine of La Coka Nostra, and Sabac Red of Non Phixion. “I reached out to the homie DJ Muggs and asked him to speak to Sick Jacken,” say JS-1. “Once Sick Jacken was down, I went to Slaine, who is one of my favorite artists, and then Sabac Red from Non-Phixion. DJ Eclipse helped everything go smoothly, too.” Along with an unsettling guitar riff and a hard drum loop, the song’s hook drives the message home. “I loved all their vocals but needed to come up with the perfect hook,” says JS-1. “I liked the line ‘You Know How We Think,’ because it’s quite obvious how myself and these MCs think. We do hardcore hip-hop, and never fold under the pressure to sell out and do cornball rap.”

It’s a tall task getting so many rappers involved with the making of one album, and so, just the same way JS-1 utilized the assistance of DJ Muggs and Eclipse for “How We Think,” he called in the help of a special friend, DJ Premier, to get in touch with Lil’ Fame and Bumpy Knuckles, who are both featured on “Reppin’ NY” along with Joell Ortiz. Now, JS-1 is releasing a special mix and master of the song, done by DJ Premier himself. “Once the song was recorded and I laid the cuts down, Premier asked me if he could mix and master that song,” explains JS-1. Busy schedules kept Premier’s mix off the album, but, Premo recently sat down behind the boards and added his signature studio magic. “As a man of his word, and someone who truly respects and enjoys good hip-hop, Preem still took the time to mix it, just so we can blast it out to all the DJs and real hip-hop fans,” says JS-1. “The mix is better now, of course. I can’t thank him enough for his help.”

DJ JS-1’s new album, No One Cares, is now available via a joint venture between Fat Beats Distribution and JS-1’s own Ground Original.

Download “How We Think” ft. Sick Jacken, Slaine, and Sabac HERE

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Prolific DJ/producer DJ JS-1 is celebrating the release of his latest full-length LP, No One Cares, today by dropping his latest single, “Side Streets.” Not only is the highly anticipated album, complete with 40 guests, including artists like KRS-One, Kool G Rap, Sadat X, and Joell Ortiz, and many more, now available for purchase, but fans can stream the full album for free all week as part of AOL Music’s Listening Party.

Helping celebrate the release are Illa Ghee, Nutso, and Guilty Simpson, three notable MCs who champion the underground scene alongside JS-1 with the new single “Side Streets.” “This song represents how we do the underground shit but get respect,” explains JS-1, “while others take Easy Street on the Main Boulevard, but everyone knows they suck.” JS continues, “We still enjoy making hardcore hip-hop while others are making very commercial, radio-friendly, pop-dance stuff.” The song has an uncharacteristically basic production, made up of two blended samples and a dash of hard drums and bass, because JS-1 wanted people to focus on the hard-hitting verses and the very rare scratch hook. “I used a line from Guru that is from an unreleased acapella DJ Premier gave me,” says JS-1. “It’s the main vocal that ties it all in: ‘I can go to any city/ Get respect in the street.'”

Fans of JS-1 can also watch him live on USTREAM today, from 1:45pm EST to 4:00pm EST, alongside Crazy Legs and Rahzel for their Lunch Breaks show. Says JS-1, “I’ll be cooking lunch – chicken cutlet heroes – and then spinning some breaks, saying silly things with Rahzel, and harassing people about my new album. Should be fun!” Fans can watch live by going to http://www.crazylegsworkshop.com or by searching for the term “Lunch Breaks” on USTREAM.

DJ JS-1’s new album, No One Cares, is now available via a joint venture between Fat Beats Distribution and JS-1’s own Ground Original.

Download “Side Streets” for free HERE