Across 135th Street

Easy Mo Bee

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60 minsFirst aired 27 Feb 2019
Maxwell Schiano

One of hip-hop’s great producers takes it back to his Brooklyn roots with an exquisite set of park-jam breaks and disco.

As the only producer with the distinction of having worked with both the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur (not to mention Miles Davis), Easy Mo Bee has secured his legacy as a tracktician. But what fans of his esteemed productions may not realize is that he is equally revered for his proficiency as a DJ — his lifelong journey behind the decks was sparked at park jams around his home base at Lafayette Gardens Houses in Brooklyn. On the latest episode of Across 135th Street, host Jefferson Chairman Mao invites Mo Bee to channel the spirit of Brooklyn pioneers like Grandmaster Flowers, Maboya, Von K, Master D, Frankie D, Ronnie and Roy Moore for a set of breakbeats and disco heat, expertly rocked in true original soundsystem fashion.

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Produced by Jordan Rothlein
Engineered by Nat Weiner

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