“DJs Jubilee and Ayres recently wrote an article for THUMP discussing the legacy of internet forum the Hollerboard, and the gargantuan impact that it had, in its own way, on the sound of American commercial radio. There was one nice quote about Spank Rock that stuck out: ‘The Hollerboard community’s favorite act was Naeem Juwan, aka Spank Rock, whose style, sound, and backing production brought rap music to the club in a way that changed dance music forever.’
Spank Rock is still firing out humungous club rap tracks today, with one of his most recent being the Boys Noize and Kid Kamillion-produced Gully, and Boys Noize Records convinced accomplished Parisian selector and producer Brodinski to give it an either bigger club reworking. Not that he needed much convincing, admittedly. ‘I loved the original so much, it was difficult to do a better version,’ Brodi says in a press release, ‘But anyway, I did my best to transform the original into a warehouse techno tool.’” – Dummy Mag
“Baltimore Hero and Philly local MC Spank Rock has been a long time TIMESPENT favorite (8+ years). We first met Naeem when we interviewed him for the Baltimore publication The Lions Mansion. Two years later we crossed paths again in Bmore, his home town, at the Metro Gallery where he performed some new work. GULLY is out now, get ready for what’s to follow.” -Timespent.biz
NEW TRACK premiered on Stereogum today: “Gully” Produced by Kid Kamillion and Boys Noize! Artwork by Sean Maung. Out May 20th (along with a B-Side and instrumental) on Bad Blood Records / Boysnoize Records.