Because the ambition to succeed became greater, the band focused all of their energy on creating great songs and performing. Employing various managers the band received the exposure it had craved and was soon headlining at the premier venues in NYC. The Grand, SOB's, Tilt, Wetlands, and the Supper Club. The band was reaching an audience of musical intellectuals who came in all shapes, sizes and colors. The view from here was good but it was about to get better. The band realized that Industry people usually frequented the clubs during the week and to attract attention, they would have to bring in a large audience and start to politic with the suits. Folex and Jahbaz, the two front men energized crowds and taste makers while Coz, Wizard C, Eric G. and Mo'Betta Al delivered the knock out blow.
The band signed with MCA Records in 1993 and completed recording "Rooftop Soundcheck" in April of 1994 and the video for the first single, "Summer in the City." Exposure on BET and local video shows helped the band become recognized as it set out to hit the road. Going out with groups like US3, The Fugees and Coolio to name a few, the band embarked on a 22 city tour. Prior to the release of the album, "Rooftop Soundcheck," the band received rave reviews from critics. Audiences were propelled into the next generation of Hip Hop through the band's dynamic performances. The band capitalized on the great response from their first nationwide tour by following it up with a succession of smaller, more intimate club dates from coast to coast. TV appearances and radio interviews also followed.
In late 1995, Justice System returned to the studio accompanied by upcoming rapper Casstedaro. After the band's request to be released from their contract with MCA was granted, along with the departure of Jahbaz, the group reinvented itself by introducing the world to the concept of RAWOMAR - Revitalizing Audiences With Original Music And Rhyme. "RAWOMAR simply put is the re-evolution of music. Justice System, The Roots, The Fugees, D'Angelo - all have brought the live show and band concept back to the forefront" said Ed Friebowitz of Philadelphia's Milktoast Productions.
In 1998, Illrivermuzic was born. From years of experience, this new sound will be defining music for the 21st century. This new sound will not only cover the classic style of Justice System , but will redefine the soundscape of music already known to man, woman and all celestial entities. Casstedaro heads the list with his impenetrable rhyme style backed by the powerhouse production of the ALS' Grooves trio. The return of Justice System is inevitable with a new style. The entire cast including Jahbaz, Casstedaro, Folex , Coz, Wizard C, Eric G. and Mo' Betta Al will once again blow woofers and pop tweeters. So prepare yourself for the rapids, hold on to the sides of the boat and get ready to take a ride downstream, down the ill river....
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