Hip Hop’s newest super group, the Lobby Boyz, held a listening session at IMI Studios in NYC. Platinum rappers Jim Jones and Maino played several tracks from their highly anticipated upcoming self-titled album for a room of industry heavyweights. Legendary producer, DJ and artist Pete Rock made a special appearance to support the duo as well as super producer Jerry Wonda.
“We took a lot of samples that were familiar and modernized the drum patterns and the baseline to bring it to now,” said Maino.”Remember when (Rick) Ross and Puff were saying they are the bugatti boys? There was a song me and Jim did around the same time and we said shout out to the bugatti boys, but me and Maino we the Lobby Boyz and we started calling each other that.” said Maino
The Lobby Boyz also played several beats from up and coming producers that were submitted for their Tracklib Beat Battle Competition. The journalists and fans in attendance helped Capo and K.O.B. pick some of the hottest from the batch for consideration to make the upcoming album.
“We’re looking for that fire — we’re looking for that one dope producer to be on the Lobby Boyz album, ” said Jim Jones. “Send the best beats you got, if my email ain’t sizzlin (you’re out).”
The competition is a partnership with Tracklib, the world’s first and only record store for sampling. Capo and Maino will be listening to the submitted tracks and selecting the winner themselves! Interested producers can go to Tracklib.com/LobbyBoyz to see all of the rules and guidelines. The contest ends on Sunday, October 10th.
Check out the official announcement video with the Lobby Boyz here –