Doom & Nutso Tribute B-Boy Anthem “It’s Just Begun” Feat Hip-Hop Icons

Doom & Nutso Tribute B-Boy Anthem “It’s Just Begun” Feat Hip-Hop Icons
Doom & Nutso Tribute B-Boy Anthem “It’s Just Begun” Feat Hip-Hop Icons

In a heartfelt homage to the legendary Jimmy Castor, whose passing left a void in the music world just over a year ago, Blunted Astronaut and DJ Doom have joined forces to present a remarkable tribute to one of the most iconic B-Boy anthems of all time – the funk masterpiece from 1970, “It’s Just Begun”. Uplifting the magnificent Break-dance B-Boy styles that are embraced by the 5 elements of hip hop culture. Hailing from the vibrant streets of Brooklyn, NYC, DJ Doom is a true Hip-Hop luminary whose roots trace back to the early 1980s. With a dynamic career that spans across various facets of Hip-Hop culture – graffiti artist, B-Boy, DJ, and producer – Doom’s deep connection to the essence of the genre shines through in his work.

Teaming up with Nutso for this project, the duo embarks on a mission to reimagine and celebrate the enduring legacy of the late Jimmy Castor. In this project, DJ Doom enlists the trusty SP1200 to breathe new life into the timeless classic, “It’s Just Begun”. The result is a musical tribute that bridges generations, transporting the listener back to the essence of the original track while infusing it with a modern twist. The authenticity and respect for the source material are palpable, making it a tribute that both honors the past and propels the legacy forward. As hip-hop evolves, it will always have a distinctive relationship with the legacy of it’s roots.

This limited 7″ release boasts an all-star cast of Hip-Hop icons who lend their voices to this homage. The hop hop project features guest appearances by luminaries such as Large Professor, Tony Touch, and El Da Sensei from The Artifacts. Their involvement adds a layer of depth and authenticity to the tribute, creating a collaborative effort that speaks to the profound impact of “It’s Just Begun” on the culture.

DJ Doom & Nutso "It's Just Begun" Featuring Large Pro, Tony Touch & El Da Sensei | Official YouTube Video

Published in March 2013: DJ Doom & Nutso Featuring Large Pro, Tony Touch & El Da Sensei “It’s Just Begun”, Produced by DJ Doom, Directed and Edited by DJ Tha Boss.


Side A:
01. “It’s Just Begun”
Produced by DJ Doom.
Written by Nutso, Large Professor, Tony Touch & El Da Sensei.
Cuts / Scratches by DJ Tha Boss.

Side B:
01. “It’s Just Begun” (Instrumental)
Produced by DJ Doom.

The attention to detail extends beyond the music, as the label artwork, crafted by Mr. Krum, pays homage to the original U.S. 45 on Kinetic. The meticulous layout and typesetting evoke a sense of nostalgia while showcasing a dedication to preserving the authenticity of the tribute. “It’s Just Begun” is more than just a musical reimagining; it’s a celebration of the power of music to unite generations and cultures. This project not only commemorates the incredible legacy of Jimmy Castor but also reminds us of the eternal relevance of B-Boy culture and the unifying force of Hip-Hop. With its seamless blend of past and present, this tribute resonates with B-boys and Hip-Hop enthusiasts across the globe, keeping the spirit of “It’s Just Begun” alive for years to come.

Label Contact Info:
Blunted Astronauts | Instagram | Website

B-Boy culture lives on… Keep it locked to Big Noise Radio for authentic hip-hop music and culture from Blunted Astronaut Records!

Article: Big Noise
Editor: Noiseman
Image: All City

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