'Soundwalk' CD Series Focuses On Hip-Hop

Various Hip-Hop legends have contributed to The Bronx Soundwalk, an upcoming triple CD that takes listeners back to the birth place of Hip-Hop using music and interviews with legends of the Hip-Hop culture.Jazzy Jay, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool DJ Red Alert and others are featured on the conceptual CD, which focuses on three significant areas in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium, Hunts Point and Soundview.The innovative series has highlighted such areas as Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Times Square and other areas in New York.The CD is produced in 360-degree surround sound and listeners will hear about the history of the Bronx, from the early days of the Grand Concourse and Art Deco, to the birth of the New York Yankees, to Robert Moses’ vision for a city of freeways and high rises, to the blight of 1970s arson, and the creative spark that grew into Hip-Hop culture today.With the CD’s labeled as trains, the first CD, “The 4 Train” focuses on Yankee stadium and includes interviews with Roger Clemens, Robin Ventura, Joe Torre.“The 5 Train” features Hunters Point graffiti culture and emphasizes the work of the TATS CRU, CRASH, CHAIN3. The narrator for “The 5 Train” is BG 183, founding member of the TATS CRU.“The 6 Train” centers around the home of Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation.Interviews with Kool DJ Red Alert, Busy Bee, GrandMaster Caz and GrandWizzard Theodore are all included, while Jazzy Jay, who is also the co-producer of the seminal song “Planet Rock” narrates.The CD’s also focus on the current scene from each neighborhood, spanning sport, art, culture, and politics.The Bronx Soundwalk is in stores now.