Bobby J from Rockaway and Nef share their new “Radio Days” album.
The album borrows its title from the classic Woody Allen movie of the same name, which was shot on location in Rockaway Beach – Bobby’s hometown. It harkens back to a time when people used to crowd around the radio, listening to music for the first time, hoping to hear a new song from their favorite artist. When programming was not yet monopolized by a chosen few, superficial barriers between mainstream and underground barely existed, and being a tastemaker actually meant something.
“Radio Days” boasts guest appearances from J57 (veteran producer and 1/3 of the rap trio Jamo Gang with Ras Kass & El Gant), Wais P (formerly of Brooklyn duo Da Ranjahz/Roc-A-Fella records), legendary Brooklyn spitter featuring Street Smartz, Detroit rap veteran Hush, and Queens newcomer Michael Fiya. The 9-track project takes the listener on an audiovisual journey, drawing inspiration from the wide array of musical influences both Nef and Bobby J from Rockaway grew up listening to.
Together they’ve crafted a sonic experience that is equal parts vintage and contemporary, analog and digital, and old-school sensibilities meets new school execution. Get your blank cassettes ready, hit record on your stereo box, and tap into “Radio Days.”