Today, Atlanta’s longest-running organic Hip-Hop show – The Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce – will proudly commemorate its ten year anniversary with the release of a mixtape that captures the best of what the show has represented since its inception.
This Year, while we were all chilling at the A3C, Beatz & Lyrics founder DJ Jayforce and producer Amond “AJ” Jackson were locked in the studio for 72 hours straight taking advantage of the rare opportunity to harness some of the most talented independent Hip-Hop artists and producers from across the country.
The result is the The Ten Year Anniversary Beatz & Lyrics Mixtape.
"The plan was to let the artists fall through and listen to the tracks without bias as to who produced them to see if they could create some magic that would be good enough to make the cut on the
mixtape,” recounts Jayforce. “Fortunately many of the talented and respected emcees living in Atlanta and from other cities around the country answered the call. The primary piece of the puzzle was for everyone visiting for A3C to do produce their best work in the time allocated for the project. We ended up with artists from every region of the map involved in the mixtape."
The Ten Year Anniversary Beatz & Lyrics Mixtape features contributions by 40 emcees, producers and musicians who came together in less than a week to record the 12-track project.
contributors to the Beatz & Lyrics Mixtape include established names in the underground, including J-Live, Punchlyne, El Da Sensei, Homeboy Sandman, and producers Tahir, DJ Presyce, and DJ Shakim; some of the artists who have helped define Atlanta’s “Tru Skool,” including 4ize, Haziq Ali, Mojo Swagger, Senor Kaos and producer Illastrate; and some of the most promising new comers, including Fresh Daily and Tommy Nova.