Vinyl restock, 2022 | J ROCC – SOME COLD ROCK STUF
This is the debut album of one of the original turntablists, the longtime DJ for Madlib and the late J Dilla, and our pick for world’s greatest hip-hop DJ.
But this is not a “DJ album,” not a “beat album,” and not a mix tape. This is an original work of instrumental hip-hop, electronic music, dance music, smoke tracks … assorted cold rock stuff. It is the album.
J. Rocc first made his name as co-founder of The World Famous Beat Junkies in the 1990s with Rhettmatic, Melo D, DJ Babu and Shortkut, becoming a seminal force in the rise of turntablism and instrumental hip-hop. He went on to host The Fantastic Four Radio show on L.A.’s Power 106, perform as the third member of Madlib & J Dilla’s Jaylib, and tour the world as a solo artist, DJ and producer.
Album illustration by Gustavo Eandi. Design by Jeff Jank. CD photo of J Dilla & J. Rocc circa 2005 by Egon.
The original 2011 press of Some Cold Rock Stuf contained a fold-out poster, and a 3rd LP “mystery disc,” one of three mystery discs included in different copies of the album. No track list was provided for the “mystery disc” and neither LP or CD labels distinguish one mystery disc from the other.
CD package: 2/CD, 12-panel digipack with o-card