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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

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If The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit got together to write a track about Hip-Hop’s Holy Land, it would sound like Trinity’s “The Bronx.” The three members of hip-hop’s new supergroup play up to their name: AG, of Digging In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) fame, Sadat X, pivotal member of Brand Nubian, and DJ Jab, owner and founder of NYC’s Fat Beats Records. It’s difficult to say which Holy Trinity role each artist embodies, but it’s undeniable that their formation as Trinity is a breath of fresh air. The triumvirate burst onto the scene at Audible Treats’ 2009 CMJ Showcase, where they performed together for the first time, and they premiered their first single, “Roc Raida Tribute,” shortly there after, in honor of the fallen DJ.

Since then, the trio has been working on the project’s full album, which includes their single “The Bronx.” The fuzzy, electronic beat with dashes of violin and high-hats provide a dramatic instrumental for the song. Verses include shout-outs to the borough’s hot spots, as well as the group’s favorite places: “Up 49th St., known as The Hub/ Used to go Elliott, and spin a little dub/ They tore down the stadium and put it across the street/ Cedric Ave., home of the hip-hop beat.” The single was also recently used in a national New Era commercial about the Bronx, which was played at Yankee Stadium for the New Era-sponsored Pin Stripe Bowl.

Download Trinity’s new single, “The Bronx” HERE