Bobby J From Rockaway releases his new EP, ‘Endless Summer’ produced entirely by Statik Selektah.
Growing up in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York during the 90s, Bobby J From Rockaway was immersed in a plethora of musical inspiration- from his motherâ€™s love of classic rock to his fatherâ€™s affinity for disco, soul & Motown. It was his older brother Eric though who introduced him to hip-hop. Bobby began his ascent into the industry at the young age of 13 when he met â€˜The Rhythmâ€™ rapper KwamÃ©, who at the time had begun his reemergence in the industry as a producer. Bobby describes his time under KwamÃ©, who has since sold over 30 million records as a producer, as a period of artist development. â€œKwamÃ© saw something early on and just took me under his wing.
He coached me on how to make the transition into making records.â€ Ultimately, Bobby, whose sound and style are an ode to the era that birthed him, hopes his music can help inspire the imagination of new listeners. â€œI would like to be one of the artists of today that someone who is 11/12 years old that may just be getting into hip hop can look up to.â€
On the heels of his previous release Summer Classics (which included collaborations with Kwame, Jake One, Statik Selektah, Lil Fame (M.O.P.), DJ Wonder (Sway In The Morning) and Killah Priest), today, the lyrics first emcee announced his new project, Endless Summer, which is produced entirely by Statik Selektah. â€œI named the project Endless Summer not only because I grew up on the beach and used to watch the classic surfing movies religiously growing up, but also because the EP is in some ways a continuation of my last album Summer Classicsâ€ Bobby commented.
â€œI worked with Statik on two records for that project and really liked how they came out so I wanted to expand on that. Plus, I always liked the idea of â€˜one artist/one producerâ€™ collaborations, where a cohesive sound is crafted rather than just a â€˜one-offâ€™ song or single.”