Hurricane is set
to release his album, Don't Sleep October 10th, on TVT Records.
The all-star, ensemble cast of Don't Sleep includes Talib Kweli,
Xzibit, Faith Evans, Money Mark, Public Enemy, The Lost Boyz,
N'Dea Davenport, The Flipmode Squad, Ad Rock from the Beastie
Boys and an unexpected appearance from Scott Weiland of the Stone
Don't Sleep platforms
Hurricane's talent as a DJ and producer. The album features a
diverse array of artists performing old-school flavored tracks
and classic covers. You can also witness Hurricane's sense of
humor as evident by the reworking of the Queen rock anthem ``We
Will Rock You,'' featuring Scott Weiland. Other standout tracks
include the marijuana/hydro-bud tribute ``Come Get It'' featuring
Busta Rhyme's Flipmode Squad and the reinterpretation of a Cheryl
Lynn 70's classic, ``Keep It Real,'' featuring Faith Evans and
the Lost Boyz.
Don't Sleep has generated
early excitement from publications like Vibe Magazine, who said,
``Don't Sleep demonstrates why the big man's moniker fits. Hurra
does an amazing job of lacing artists with an ill wind to spit
into.'' FHM Magazine gave the record four stars saying, ``DJ Hurricane
returns with an album hotter than black-leather seats in the summer.''
Born in Hollis, a
suburb of Queens, New York, Hurricane started rhyming at age 11
and took credit for founding Hollis' first rap group the Solo
Sounds, which morphed into the short-lived group The Afros (of
``Kickin' Afrolistics'' fame.) Hurricane later worked as a bodyguard
for Hollis natives Run D.M.C. During the infamous 1986 Raising
Hell tour, in which the Beasties opened. When the Beasties lost
their original DJ, Dr. Dre, Hurricane officially stepped up to
plate and into the spotlight. The rest is history. Hurricane later
released a solo album in 1995 on the Beastie's label Grand Royal
entitled The Hurra which received mass acclaim from both the hip
hop community and critics alike.
DJ Hurricane is expected
to tour in the fall in support of Don't Sleep.