A1 3 The Hard Way
A3 An Episode Of My Favorite MC
B1 Pump It Up
B2 3 Ways 2 Rip It
B3 An Episode Of My Favorite MC (Instrumental)
Written, Composed and Arranged By J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E.
Produced by J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E.
Recorded at North Shore Sound Works, Long Island, New York, 1992-1993.
It’s been over 20 years since their last release and the F.O.R.C.E is still strong! J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E’s energy comes via intravenous drip directly from the streets – in that very vital sense they were, still are and always will be 100% Hip Hop. Heavily influenced by the first wave of Hip Hop artists (above all The Coldcrush Brothers), the trio of B-Luv, AJ Rock and Curt Cazal, ever since an early age were fascinated by group harmonizations. Being brought up within one block of each other in the Central Islip neighbourhood of Long Island (NY), the three boys studied at Central Islip High school. It was in those formative years that they discovered the burgeoning, new Hip Hop movement together, shared the vibrant popular culture of the late 70s and early 80s and ultimately formed the Hip Hop group J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E. From the very beginning of the group’s inception they were in every sense, in complete H.A.R.M.O.N.Y. Inspired by classic old school MC battles like Coldcrush vs Fantastic Romantic, the boys began rapping at a very early age. B-Luv and Curt Cazal started to develop the fundamentals of MC’ing at school in the 1st and 2nd grade while attending Cordello Elementary School, L.I. Around the same time, B-Luv’s father’s record collection became a constant focal point. They learned to appreciate sounds from a previous generation (a main ingredient of Hip Hop music) as well as the art of scratching, like many youngsters from that time and place, to the detriment of an older relative’s record collection!
J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E first performed as a crew at a …