Before Editor-In-Chief AJ Woodson became a local activist and began to fight the power with Damon K. Jones as co-founders of Black Westchester Magazine, he was a professional hip-hop junkie known to fans as AJ ROK, from the legendary JVC FORCE. JVC Force were labelmates with Boogie Down Productions when they dropped the debut classic hip-hop joint, Criminal Minded. After two album and three record deals the group broke up due to creative differences, leaving the third album unreleased. In 2008 on Mount Vernon native, AJ Woodson’s hip-hop radio show, Heavy Rotation Magazine Radio on The Best Jams dot com who dedicated the entire day as JVC FORCE DAY. That weekend was the 20th anniversary of the first time Red Alert played their underground classic, Strong Island, on his long running hip-hop show on Kiss FM.
In 2014 AJ’s partner-in-rhyme B-Luv joined forces with producer/rapper SP from Waterbury, CT to form BSP to release his self titled, long-awaited solo project. The first single dropping mid October, Beautiful Lady is an ode to the strong women in our lives (mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters, aunts etc) followed by a socially aware track called, Lost that deals with the state of the black community. BSP will debut the tracks on a upcoming episode of Black Westchester’s People Before Politics radio show. For more info follow BSP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Today on Throwback Thursdays, we pay tribute to the JVC FORCE and share the reunion interview (the first interview with the entire group in 17 years and last interview JVC did as a group). Check out the Best Of Heavy Rotation Magazine Radio – JVC FORCE Reunion Interview, The 20th Anniversary of Strong Island! This is for the hip-hop heads who remember the golden era of hip-hop!
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