SOUNDTRACKING: “Juice” Shares A Video Mixtape In Advance Of Their Waldorf Show

by Daniel Colussi | I think it’s fair to say that, historically, hip hop hasn’t totally flourished in Vancouver, or even Canada for that matter (no offence Maastro, Moka, K-OS, et al). We just don’t make rap stars the same way that NY, LA, and ATL do. Locally, we’re still living in the shadow of the Rascalz’ killer-good Really Livin from back in ’92. But what about Juice? I’ve been impressed with all their performances that I’ve seen to date; be it in an alley-entrance hovel or a legit bar – this band is always a good time. Front lady Genesis’ dirty raps give them a naughty angle that draws the attention of boys and girls alike, and she’s not shy live. The foundation for those NSFW rhymes is an interesting combination of tight, minimal rhythms and wandering, processed guitar lines that waft in and out of sync with each other…

As their name suggests, Juice is something refreshing to take in and enjoy. Below you’ll find a Juice-curated 12 track video mix specifically prepared by the band to serve as a kind of party-starting primer to get you in the mood to catch them play the Waldorf this Saturday night…

JUICE – TEAM U.S.A. MIXTAPE

1. Aaliyah – “Back and Forth”

2. Soulja Boy – “Tear It Up”

Intermission: Kevin Durant

3. Khia – “My Neck My Back (Lick It)”

4. Chief Keef – “3Hunna”

Intermission: LeBron James

5. Ghostface Killah – “Underwater”

6. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – “Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)”

Intermission: Carmelo Anthony

7. Tommy Wright III & Princess Loco – “Still Pimpin”

8. Domino – “Getto Jam”

Intermission: Chris Paul

9. Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr. Dre – “The Recipe”

10. AIDS-3D – “uaintmybabydaddy”

Intermission: Kobe Bryant

11. 2Pac – “Wonder Why They Call You Bitch”

12. D’Angelo – “One Mo’ Gin”

Juice and Young Braised play The Waldorf this Saturday, August 11th with DJs Mandy-Lyn, Cherchez La Femme and Mila Franovic.

Daniel Colussi is the Music Editor of Scout Magazine and a contributing writer to Ion Magazine. A veteran employee of Zulu Records and tuneage aficionado, he DJs on an infrequent basis (about four times a year) and is a musician around town who plays in several ensembles.

One Response to “SOUNDTRACKING: “Juice” Shares A Video Mixtape In Advance Of Their Waldorf Show”

  1. Chris on August 10th, 2012 3:58 pm

    I agree that local and Canadian hip-hop is not even close to the US but is this what we are calling “flourishing” now? I assume you have heard of Kid Sister, Spank Rock or any number of rap acts that have been making music like this for the past decade? Aint nothing new here, sorry Vancouver, missed the boat on this A LONG time ago….this girl is just one in a LONG line of dirty female emcess who really cant rap. I thought it was bad when gangsters took over hip-hop, freaking hipsters are even worse….