July 16, 2021

DJ 2-Tone Jones "Contraband From India" (Album Stream)

In 2016, DJ 2-Tone Jones had the privilege of being selected to the inaugural Next Level program created by the music department at UNC Chapel Hill and sponsored by the US State Department. Along with a team of talented Hip Hop artists, they traveled to India to conduct workshops, collaborate with local musicians and dancers, and put together performances to showcase various elements of Hip Hop culture. After nearly a month in the land of Gandhi, he returned home with a stack of crazy ill traditional and bollywood records from Calcutta. He then decided to hand-select tracks to send out to a range of legendary, heavy-hitting Hip-Hop producers to sample from. The result of this cultural experiment is his new LP, CONTRABAND FROM INDIA. The LP features production from Diamond D, Waajeed, Kev Brown, Praise, DJ Roddy Rod, The Mighty DJ DR, as well as vocals from Prince Po, Asheru, yU, John Robinson, Supastition, J Scienide, Hassaan Mackey and more.