Creative director Joe Lyons will share rare demos and freestyles on Instagram next month.
On Sunday night, Statik Selektah gave rap fans a surprise gift on Instagram. The producer/DJ shared a previously-unheard track by the Notorious B.I.G. The track, titled “Bastard Child,” apparently comes from the vaults of creative director and former DJ Joe Lyons.
“Some new Biggie for you?” Selektah asked followers on Instagram. “Even the biggest Notorious fans prob don’t know this verse. Salute @everydayisacanvas for the reminder.”
Earlier in the week, Lyons revealed that he’d be opening his extensive vaults in mid-May. Lyons says he has “one of the most complete collections of Biggie recordings that exist.”
“I’ve been collecting music my whole life,” Lyons wrote on Instagram last weekend. “This pandemic has me itching to do my next collaboration project…I am excited to announce that on May 14th, here on #instagramlive I will be doing a session of my most rare [Notorious B.I.G.] demos and freestyles.”
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A lot of you may (or may not) know that I have a background in the music industry which dates back to college when I was Dj-ing. I’ve been collecting music my whole life and this pandemic has me itching to do my next #collaboration project. – – I’m excited to announce that on May 14th, here on #Instagramlive I will be doing a session of my most rare #biggiesmalls aka #notoriousbig demos and freestyles. I have one of the most complete collections of his #recordings that exists and I will be playing early versions that many people have never heard before. If you are a huge fan and collector of Biggie’s music you likely have heard most of these tracks, but tune in for a trip down memory lane to the early 90s when #nychiphop ruled – – Mark your calendars and tag your friends
Stream and download “Bastard Child” below on Audiomack.
“If you are a huge fan and collector of Biggie’s music you likely have heard most of these tracks,” Lyons said on Instagram. “But tune in for a trip down memory lane to the early 90s when #nychiphop ruled.” The stream will take place on May 14. Follow Joe Lyons on Instagram for further updates on the live session.