While always on the hunt for exciting and original hip-hop, our boy, J57 (Brown Bag All Stars, Fat Beats NYC), has turned us on to yet another tasty download and group, O.I.S.D. (Operation Industry Shut Down).
They have been lighting up Brown Bag Thursdays at The VooDoo Lounge in Manhattan and rocking their way all over the New York City area the past year. We plan on meeting up with them and getting an interview, but until then, check out this bit of info direct from their MySpace page…
“5 members make up the O.I.S.D.(Operation Industry Shut Down) clique, all from different areas of NYC. J.Monopoly (Hollis) & E.Y.E.Q. aka JohnNY Storm (Bedford-Stuyvesant), are co-founders of the group. Along with Showtyme, aka J.Blu3 (Queensbridge), Khid 2Che (Queensbridge) and J.O.(Sunnyside)
We all met while going to school at Long Island City high school where we would freestyle, talk about hip hop and joke around. We’re currently on a quest to revolutionize the sound and aura of hip-hop music/culture. Once Upon a Rhyme is our first body of work,and its out NOW!!!!” – O.I.S.D.
ACT:LIVE MUSIC isn’t trying to rate records, just listen to it. In this renaissance era of hip-hop and music revolution, these guys are a breath of fresh air off the eastern seaboard. If you are a fan of the true school, they definitely live up to their name. Don’t get me wrong though, these aren’t some corny old-school remakes, they know how to hold it down for all hip-hop fans alike.
We look forward to seeing them at The VooDoo Lounge soon!