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Jealous Monk’s First Love is Hustle

New Orleans Hip Hop Group Releases Sophomore Album

June 2013-  New Orleans, LA-  I Love, I Hustle, the highly anticipated new album by New Orleans progressive hip hop group Jealous Monk will be released to the public on Friday, June 28th on iTunes and JealousMonkMusic.com. The album reflects the essence of a group, its’ climb, and its willingness to sacrifice the status quo without compromising its roots and musical heritage. 

I love, I Hustle is a testament to the talent of the group, which takes their future directly into their own hands by writing, producing, and performing ALL their compositions in-house – a rarity in contemporary hip hop.  The only outside influence, was long time collaborator, Curren$y and Jet-life Engineer, Austin Leigh Briggs.

The 6-track offering features a diverse lineup of songs that range from electronic based composition to 60’s soul inspired songs, where the versatility of the twice voted “Best Hip Hop Act in New Orleans” shines. 

 

New Orleans media heavyweights, Offbeat Magazine declare, “With the group on the brink of crossover success, I Love, I Hustle could be the album that puts Jealous Monk on the national map.” This phenomenal addition to their catalog promises more of what listeners have grown to love, while creating refreshing sounds and melodies sure to garner a new batch of followers hungry for something new

 

Jermaine Quiz States, "We stay true to our city and ourselves, and it often takes us off the beaten path of hip hop."

 

All releases will be available for free download at JealousMonkMusic.com

 

For press inquiries or to set up an interview contact Nick Pino at 732-266-2205 or nmpino@gmail.com

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SOPHOMORE ALBUM AND SINGLE ANNOUNCED FOR JEALOUS MONK

 New Orleans Hip Hop Group to Release “I Love, I Hustle” on June 28th 2013

May 2013 | New Orleans, LA – “I Love, I Hustle”, the new album by New Orleans progressive hip hop group Jealous Monk will be released to the public on Tuesday, June  22nd.  Featuring the highly anticipated first single “Heatwave”, the album will be available for purchase online through ITunes as well as JealousMonkMusic.com.



Jealous Monk’s brand of synth-heavy indie hip hop has been a New Orleans favorite since the band’s inception in 2005. Twice voted “Best Hip Hop Act” by Where Y’at Magazine, the band has developed a significant following over the years both nationally as well as locally. As their newest project, “I Love, I Hustle” reflects the rich and diverse musical culture of New Orleans starting with the standout single “Heatwave” - a 60's -inspired hip hop song complete with live horn and string accompaniments. "Heatwave" will be released May 28th.



Anchored by some of New Orleans brightest young talents, the group is comprised of standout DJ/MC/Producer Jermaine Quiz and longtime freestyle heavyweight Intelligence.  Jealous Monk takes their future directly into their own hands by writing, producing, and performing their compositions all in-house – a rarity in contemporary hip hop. “I Love, I Hustle” was engineered by Austin Leigh Briggs, a prolific engineer who has worked with notable artists such as Talib Kweli, Currensy and Jet-Life Artists. As reviewed by MTV’s Ourstage.com, “(Jealous Monk is) on the brink of major cross over success… garnering quite a buzz.”

All releases will be available for free download at JealousMonkMusic.com

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For press inquiries or to set up an interview contact Nick Pino at 732-266-2205 or nmpino@gmail.com

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Voted Best Hip Hop Act with Lil’ Wayne and Juvenile in 2007 &

2009- (Whereyat Magazine)
 

“on the brink of major cross over success… garnering quite a buzz”- (MTV’s Ourstage.com)



“it’s obvious that this is a band that can bring the funk.. Instantly likeable” - (Offbeat Magazine)



“a treat...It is smoking hot, so listen up!”- (NewOrleans.com)



“Set to flood the airwaves and ears of all of America” - (Where Y’at Magazine)

 

“Prepare to get blown away by the energy.. The band has perfected its fusion of hip hop and funk over the years.” (NolaNiteLife.com)



​"Jealous Monk draws on second line beats and funky chops of Uptown New Orleans and blends them with the native art-form of South Bronx to create a combination of funk and hip-hop that is all their own. Made up of turntables, microphones, and one of the funkiest live bands in town, Jealous Monk has created a new brand of New Orleans music!"

-Soul Stu(90.7 FM WWOZ On-Air personality)​

 

Short Bio

Jealous Monk’s brand of synth-heavy indie hip hop has been a New Orleans favorite since the band’s inception in 2005.Anchored by some of New Orleans brightest young talents, the group is comprised of standout DJ/MC/Producer Jermaine Quiz and longtime freestyle heavyweight Intelligence.  Jealous Monk takes their future directly into their own hands by writing, producing, and performing their compositions all in-house – a rarity in contemporary hip hop. Twice voted “Best Hip Hop Act” by Where Y’at Magazine, the group has developed a significant following over the years both nationally as well as locally.

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