NEW MUSIC ! ” Mad Brothers Know His Name “,
Just Blaze is mostly known for his beats but on this record, Just Blaze shows his skills on the 1’s and 2’s. Beat produced by hip hop producer Es-K and scratches by super producer Just Blaze, who also doubles as a touring DJ, team up to bring you this new single, which was leaked off of the compilation album “Friends For A-Dog Volume 1“.
The highly anticipated album drops tomorrow in wake of the one year anniversary (December 2014) of the passing of DJ A-Dog. This album is tribute to DJ A-Dog and features some of Burlington Vermont’s top hip hop acts. New music from VT Union, The Aztext, Write Bothers and more as well as a tribute from Statik Selektah! Before the compilation drops in limited edition CD format on August 30th and digitally on the4wordmovementshow.bandcamp on September 2nd, we figured we’d leak a little peek at the hotness. Friends For A-Dog & 4word Present:
A little back story on Andy “DJ A_Dog” Williams:
Andy “A_Dog” Williams grew up in St. Albans, a small town located in Northern VT, raised by his hardworking single mother, Filomena Pinon. After high school Andy moved to Burlington to pursue his passions: skateboarding, music and art. Through self-motivation, curiosity, and hard work Andy soon excelled at turntabalism and deejaying and started a hip hop collective called VT Union with partner in crime, multi platinum engineer & producer, Nastee. Before long professional artists such as Lauren Hill, Nas, Damian Marley, and Mixed Master Mike wanted A-Dog & VT Union to represent them as their opening act . He traveled across country and overseas representing prestigious companies such as Burton, Skullcandy, and Nike.
DJ/Turntabalist Andy “A_Dog” Williams was the epitome of generosity, positivity and curiosity. His passion and innovativeness in music, skateboarding, and art earned him recognition as a musical talent and an innovator. After Andy was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in December 2012, his possible cure was a bone marrow transplant. Because of Andy’s mixed ethnicity, he faced a seemingly impossible challenge of finding a bone marrow donor, with his odds of a match being 1 in 20 million.
After Andy’s diagnosis, his beloved community rose to the occasion by creating the group “Friends for A_Dog”. This group helped support Andy through benefits and bone marrow drives during his journey. With Andy’s passing in December 2013 from complications post-transplant, Friends for A_Dog (FFA_D) transitioned to become a non-profit to help carry on Andy’s legacy.