MC Shan & Roxanne Shante Form New Juice Crew
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Former Juice Crew Members Prepare to Form a “New Generation Juice Crew”

Washington, DC- Feb. 27, 2006—Making hip-hop history in the mid to late 1980’s, 2 members of the former hip-hop group, The Juice Crew All-Stars, are now setting out to make another mark in the hip-hop hall of fame with a new generation of The Juice Crew. Former members, MC Shan and Roxanne Shante’, are looking for new talent to continue the Juice Crew legacy.

“We can make it any ole’ crew,” says MC Shan. “But we want to make it something people know so it can carry on the legacy of the original crew.” Shan also emphasizes, “The new Juice Crew will be something different; not the ‘I slang drugs, I got jewelry’ rhymes; it’ll be more talented artists.”

Emcees, producers, and singers are encouraged to send their one or two song demos in MP3 format to thejuicecrew@hotmail.com. All demos will be reviewed by “seasoned” industry professionals including MC Shan and Roxanne Shante’.

The original Juice Crew was formed in the mid 1980’s by producer Marly Marl and his label, Cold Chillin’ Records. Cold Chillin’ Records was most known for the track entitled, The Bridge, which ignited a long time rivalry with Bronx rapper KRS One and Boogie Down Productions. The Juice Crew was most known for their hit entitled, The Symphony, allowing almost every artist in the crew to enjoy notable solo careers after the record, including MC Shan and Roxanne Shante’.

In addition to be a key player in the infamous Bridge Wars, MC Shan released his successful debut solo album, Down By Law. After that he produced 2 more solo albums, but had even more notable career highlights, including his production of rapper Snow’s first LP with the title track, “Informer”. Shan also recorded "Da Bridge 2001" for Nas' 2000 compilation called "QB's Finest".

Roxanne Shante is most known for her LP, “Roxanne’s Revenge”, which was a response to the U.T.F.O hit, Roxanne, Roxanne. The record boosted over 250,000 copies in the New York area alone. In 1986, she produced another hit with the late Rick James, entitled, “Loosey’s Rap”.


Edited by: mrdaveyd at: 2/28/06 11:37 am