Washington, DC – Hip Hop newcomers Jupiter Express aka @JoopTroop, fresh off their recent headline appearance on BET’s 106 & Park “Wild Out Wednesday”, unleashed their new musical monster “Up Up and Away” (mixed by DJ Ykcor) via Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes on May 27th. Jupiter Express’ much anticipated full length release follows their hugely successful single “Crowd Control”, which launched them onto the national stage.
“Up Up And Away” has received over 70,000 impressions on the web in its first week (including downloads, plays and views) and has been picked up by more than 1,300 music related web sites in the same time span. Jupiter Express is proving not to be a one-hit-wonder, as they continue to wow the industry with fresh and innovative music, along with their increasing fan support. “Boom”, one of the more popular cuts from “Up Up And Away”, is going viral via the web, YouTube and the mixtape community worldwide. Jupiter Express kept the features on this project to a minimum, with key appearances by Aaron Reid (Son of L.A. Reid) on “Hold Me Down”; Harmony Muzik on “Stay in the Light” and Chris Barz on “Not The Same”.
Bringing the final polish to the project is DJ YKCOR, an internationally respected DJ personality, affiliated with the powerhouse Core DJ’s as well as Coast 2 Coast DJ’s. DJ YKCOR has had a several of his mixtapes obtain cult status among his followers. His “F%&# Your Mixtape” project, with artist Whitefolkz, received the 2009 award for best mixtape in the DMV, while his “Vintage Vault” project, with Baltimore artist Wordsmith, quickly reached one million downloads within a month of release. During DJ YKCOR’s first six months creating mixtapes for artists, he saw his projects downloaded over three million times. Joop Troop definitely went the extra mile to ensure the quality of ”Up Up And Away” met their standards!
Jupiter Express (or the Joop Troop for short) is BRAND NEW group with a BRAND NEW sound! This group was not planned, it just sort of happened. The group consists of Stealf Soulja, Swayz and Dizzy The Punk Rapper, three random solo artists that just happen to fit perfectly together. Even the name Jupiter Express is random. Dizzy saw the two words next to each other in a facebook capture. It seemed catchy. Then the meaning came later, Jupiter Express is basically saying “Next stop… somewhere new…”
The group is still in its infancy, it has only been together since the beginning of February 2010 yet things already look and sound very promising for them. After rocking the New Voices Tour in Washington, DC, they’ve found themselves with an artist development deal with the world’s biggest record label, Def Jam Records! In January 2011 Jupiter Express performed live on BET’s 106 & Park “Wild Out Wednesday”, with Casting Director, Pat Charles calling the group “Dope”. So get on board while there are still seats available. Next stop, Jupiter!
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