Thursday, October 6, 2011

J Boog: Backyard Boogie

One of the most highly anticipated albums over the summer was J Boog’s second full-length album, Backyard Boogie. Lots of rumors had been spreading of collaborations with different big artists and producers, and it was tough to not develop high expectations. Finally, the album dropped September 27, and of course, it was FIRE. Featuring big name artists such as Tarrus Riley, Peetah Morgan, Million Stylez, and Jacob Hemphill (of SOJA), from the first song to last, it keeps you dancing and singing. There are a few songs that had been previously released as singles, such as “Let’s Do it Again” and “Sunshine Girl”, but there are certainly a bunch of new tunes that caught my ear. Here are three of them:

"Give Thanks" is the first track on the album and definitely gets it off right. "Angel" is classic J Boog, showing that he can always kill it on the slow jams. "Let It Blaze" is easily one of my favorites of the album. It's hype chorus just can't be ignored and makes you wanna dance like some of his early classics ("Coldest Zone").