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JP Balboa aka Mr. Perez was born in Rome 40 years ago. His father passion for Jazz, Blues and Gospel and his brother’s enthusiasm for a couple of wonderful Technics 1200 were the main culprits of JP Balboa’s early love for the black culture. At the age of 14 he puts his hands on his first sampling keyboard, the too soon forgotten Korg DSS-1 (another lucky inheritance from his older brother). At the same time JP Balboa discovers Eric B & Rakim and the American Hip Hop scene. The wave of Italian Posses was a blast and - with DjMoze (a true Bro!) and SalsaDread - JP Balboa founded 166 Posse. It had a role, although minor, in the Italian political movement of “La Pantera”, at least we believed so…
He performs as MC in the major Rome’s underground venues with bands like OndaRossaPosse, Assalti Frontali, AK47, One Love Hi Powa, Sud Sound System… In this period he starts his Beat production with the excellent Korg. After a few years of experimentation he meets with Grido aka Er Negro de Roma. With him and Lil B initiates the crew Djuba Squad. This crew records two tracks just in time to throw them down the drain. In the same time JP Balboa meets Francesco Lancia and with him launches the independent record company L9 Entertainment. Under this label using the name Mr. Perez, in collaboration with Danny Phon (RZPCT) and Manimal, the best multi-instrumentalist around and true friend, JP Balboa produces most of the tracks of Sparo (aka Manero aka ErTurco) debut album “Tutta Sostanza” and most of his second “Direzione non so dove”. In both record JP Balboa and his team are in charge also of the mix.
JP Balboa meets Brusco in this same period. This encounter shifted the team’s attention to a more commercial sound. Still deeply rooted in underground the commercial shift produces a few successes. “Ancora Ancora” is the first track getting some recognition. The track hails the 2001 victory of the “scudetto” by A.S. Roma and was co-produced by MacroMarco, one of Italy top producers in the reggae and Hip-Hop scene.
The collaboration with Brusco produces the EP “Brusco” and the LP “Si fa presto a dire Brusco”. The tracks “Il mondo e’ anche mio”, “Buongiorno” (co-produced with Fuji), “Ti penso sempre” and, above all, “Sotto I raggi del sole” bring the team to unexpected successes like the participation to “Top of the Pops” and to the “FestivalBar”.
The breakup with L9 was traumatic and brings JP Balboa to reconsider many of his choices. After a few years spent experimenting and working on Sound Design, Mixing and Foley for companies like Universal, Turner, Sky, Fox, Mediaset, RAI and a few independent production companies, JP Balboa is back to the music scene.

THE CHAIN REMAINS…

Works:

Epicentro Romano Vol. 1 e 2 (1998-2000)
Tutta Sostanza - Sparo (2000)
Brusco Ep - Brusco (2001)
Direzione Non So Dove (2002)
Si fa presto a dire Brusco - Brusco (2002)
Vecchio Sporco Bastardo - PornoRocko (2008)

Beat Maker - Sound Designer
Influences: Golden Age
If u r interested on some collabo just send me a private message.

JP Balboa Giovanni Perez, Rome, Italy

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  • Instrumentals 33 tracks, 1.17.41 JP Balboa on March 02, 2011 23:14

    1. 1. Stuck_In_The_90's(Raw)_LapTop/HeadphoneProduction_UnderConstruction 1.45 2315 plays
    2. 2. That's 4 my honey (Dedicated2MyWife) LapTopSpeakers/Headphone Production 1.44 1614 plays
    3. 3. Only (Curtis Mayfield Beat Tape) - JP Balboa_http://pragmatictheory.bandcamp.com/ 4.00 3916 plays
    4. 4. JP Balboa - Everytime I See My Baby - The Beatfonics Vol.1 - http://thebeatfonicscrew.bandcamp.com/ 3.11 1495 plays
    5. 5. Hip Hop_LapTopSpeakers/Headphone Production_UnMixed 1.44 1456 plays
    6. 6. Pragmatic Theory - Summer In The City - 13 JP Balboa - Memories - NuMix 3.05 8780 plays
    7. 7. Infiammabile - Produced by Immex & JP Balboa 2.00 1219 plays
    8. 8. The Days BelongTo Us - Produced by JP Balboa (From Beatfonics crew new EP) 2.02 1635 plays
    9. 9. Till Dawn_LapTop/HeadPhone_Production_UnderConstruction 1.59 1501 plays
    10. 10. Childhood's Backyard - Produced by JP Balboa (From The Beatfonics Crew new EP) 3.01 1632 plays
    11. 11. Yesterday Human - Produced by JP Balboa (From Pragmatic Theory's New Classic BeatTape) 2.47 1243 plays
    12. 12. Slow Motion - Produced by JP Balboa ( From Kash4Brandon project ) 2.43 1116 plays
    13. 13. Master Plan 1.53 1337 plays
    14. 14. Sample Jackin 1.58 1507 plays
    15. 15. Stay Strong ( From Pragmatic Theory's The Soul Sessions ) DL link in the description 3.07 1571 plays
    16. 16. Scaffoombaggia (From The Beatfonics Crew's Beat's Amore) DL link in the description 2.57 1290 plays
    17. 17. Step Over 2.09 4238 plays
    18. 18. Pure Dope (UnderConstruction) 2.09 1267 plays
    19. 19. Sweet Love 1.43 1703 plays
    20. 20. Lazy Summer Night 3.10 1751 plays
    21. 21. Sit Back And Reminisce (Under Construction) 1.47 1252 plays
    22. 22. PhatFellas (Under Construction) 1.54 2052 plays
    23. 23. Follow The Rules 2.00 2197 plays
    24. 24. Deep Culture (The Beatfonics Crew - Yusef Lateef Session) 2.08 4769 plays
    25. 25. Don't Waste It (Under Construction) 1.41 1832 plays
    26. 26. Harlem (Under Construction) 2.06 1504 plays
    27. 27. Tombo 1.50 1830 plays
    28. 28. Glimmer 2.02 1133 plays
    29. 29. From The East... (The Beatfonics Crew - Back 2 Da Basics) 3.20 1662 plays
    30. 30. ...2 Da West (The Beatfonics Crew - Back 2 Da Basics) 2.16 1293 plays
    31. 31. JP Balboa - Hit This! (The Beatfonics Crew Vol.7 - Beatxploitation) 2.09 1141 plays
    32. 32. The Most Spiritual Thing 2.27 4121 plays
    33. 33. JP Balboa - The Beatfonics (From Vol. 8 - 2nd Anniversary ) 2.40 711 plays
  • Remixes&Collaborations 14 tracks, 40.08 JP Balboa on March 02, 2011 23:12

    1. 1. Rakim - Guess Who's Back - JP Balboa Drunk Remix (#1) 3.49 4308 plays
    2. 2. Nas - One Mic - JP Balboa Remix_1stVerse Only 1.39 1362 plays
    3. 3. Hosie - Keep it Dusty - Prod. by JP Balboa 2.36 827 plays
    4. 4. Redi Brown - 02 Hip Hop - Produced by JP Balboa 2.48 866 plays
    5. 5. Pragmatic Theory - Summer In The City With Rhymes - Redi Brown - Memories - Prod. By JP Balboa 3.02 977 plays
    6. 6. Hosie & D-sisive - Universal (back to back 16s) - Produced by JP Balboa 1.53 900 plays
    7. 7. Pragmatic Theory - Phonaesthetics - Redi Brown - Out In Da World (Prod. By JP Balboa) 3.06 1451 plays
    8. 8. Saturday Night Cypha-Feat Faze Blue le'goon,Philosophy Cole,Redi Brown (Prod.JP Balboa-Cuts DCypha) 4.10 1228 plays
    9. 9. Verbal Architecture - Redi Brown Feat. J.Diamante' - Stay Strong (Prod. JP Balboa) 3.07 1386 plays
    10. 10. Hosie feat. Akrobatik - Hip Hop Lives_Cuts by Mr. Fantastic (Vinyl release info in description) 2.48 2518 plays
    11. 11. Unseen NY - Ancient Artifacts (prod.by JP Balboa) - FromWhereWeGoBack - ACTUAL FACTS rec 1.54 830 plays
    12. 12. The Benchwarmers Clique - The Actual (prod.by JP Balboa_Cuts DJ6Cardinal) - FromWhereWeGoBack 2.52 3055 plays
    13. 13. Unseen NY - Frozen - Produced By JP Balboa 2.52 863 plays
    14. 14. Somebody's Gotta Die (JP Balboa Remix) 3.25 958 plays

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