hile many other dynamic rapper/DJ duos take a break from the grind during the hot and humid summer months, relaxing with their feet up and a cold brew in their hands, there is a particular pair that never sleeps on success and puts in the footwork 24/7/365. Rapper/producer Ryan Britt and DJ Dan Wilkes. Otherwise known as Footwork4self recording artists Jabrjaw & DJ Dee Dubbs.
This has already been an exciting year, jam packed with non-stop action and adventure. It kicked off with a January homecoming of sorts for Jabrjaw, returning to his home state of Minnesota for some sold-out shows on the frozen tundra. Dee Dubbs was also on the road solo for some New York action and a cushy cruise ship gig. Aside form their monthly YO! Props talent showcase at Lake Worth live music haven, Propaganda, Spring brought even more South Florida shows, including a raucous record release party for their highly anticipated full length album, Eastern Specifics. While the album was getting one hyped-up review after another, they decided it was time to add the visual component to the musical masterpiece by turning to their video arsenal. With help from close friend and fellow hip hop head, Dominic Koury, and the Footwork4self Records and Management team, the video production soon began to flow freely.
First down the pike was the video for fan favorite, ‘Funk Keeps Banging’, shot on Biscayne Bay. The classic boom-bap rhythm played nicely with the vibe of the beautiful South Miami backdrop. Up next was the ‘Motormouth’ video. The first of a six part series, written, produced and directed by Jabs himself, the artistic exhibition has lauded rave reviews from some of the most highly respected havens for hip hop opinion.
To close out the summer heat was the production for ‘Driftin’, a Meta4heads track with producer and FW4S label mate, Shawn Wayne. Jabs put together another solid showing, sure to delight the audio-visual senses. So, if dropping a full length studio album, making show stops around the country, putting on a monthly local talent showcase at Propaganda, performing along side indie legends Blueprint in Miami and Blockhead in Lake Worth, rocking the Vans Warped Tour in West Palm, producing and recording three dope videos AND constantly grinding in the studio to perfect their craft doesn’t count as putting in the work, then yes, Jabrjaw and Dee Dubbs are two of the laziest dudes in the business. The reality is that the Funk Keeps Bangin and it won’t stop as long as Jabrjaw & Dee Dubbs are at the reigns.
For more on Jabs, Dubbs and the rest of the Footwork4self family, please visit their website at fw4s.com and their YouTube channel for all the latest music videos and live event coverage.
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