1983 - It was a 'Thriller' of a year. Michael Jackson ruled the charts. The Mario Brothers made their arcade debut. The entire freakin' internet was born...and so were Dillon & J57.
As 80's babies who really grew up in the 90's, the unlikely duo had starkly different childhoods. A lifelong New Yorker who was born in an actual pair of Timberlands, J57 seemed a natural fit at the infamous Fat Beats record store where he would begin to climb the ranks as a Producer/Rapper. Meanwhile, Dillon was riding a bike around the suburbs of Jacksonville, Florida - barefoot and shooting off fireworks. Either that or he was in the garage trying to practice DJing Miami Bass records with 1 turntable & a Discman.
20 something years later, these two recovering class clowns randomly met in Atlanta and instantly bonded over their knowledge of 90's hockey & Hip hop...and The Office. It wouldn't take long for them to join forces and craft a rap record that's both a throwback and a step forward. An album where nostalgia meets now.
From the minds of two aging Xennials (Not Gen-Xers and not Millenials!) - Dillon & J57 are proud to present - '83 Kids.
released October 26, 2021
Rhymes & Scratches: Dillon
Mixed by: Dillon at The Lobby Domocile in East Point, GA.
Mastered by: Batsauce
*E Piano on 'Ode to My Tequila & Soda' - Dillon
*Drum Kit on 'Pendulum Swings' - J-Zone