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The 20 Sack History


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The 20 Sack History

  1. 1. 809625504825DJ 20/20<br />The Man, The Myth, The infamous and The Legend<br />The Press Kit & Autobiography of a Hood Genius, Who Went From Ashy to Classy<br />DJ 20/20, THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE INFAMOUS, THE LEGEND<br />Born in Tallahassee, Florida, In 1970 Raised in the South Bronx, New York since 1973, Lamar Gardner P. K. A. DJ 20-20 has endured many trials and tribulations to find his way into the game of music, from just playing records for my mom’s get together at home, to spinning records outside in the New York City school yards with the likes of DJ Putt Putt and the Legendary Grandmaster Flash in the 1980‘s, then working the house party circuits around the neighborhood’s, to conducting and developing the musical play list and scores for all his Jr High and High School talent shows and also working in the various nightclubs in and outside New York as a main attraction, back up disc jockey or sub, DJ 20/20 has shown that determination and persistence is definitely a main factor in life when you choose a profession that you love. Working on his craft since the age of thirteen, Lamar Gardner P.K.A DJ 20/20 earned the title of one of the best R-n-B/Hip-hop producers in the South Bronx area, but without real industry recognition his chances turned out to be slim of being 'discovered.' Talent shows, Radio Interviews and other promotional tactics were just not working at the time. DJ 20/20 p.k.a Young Dr. Dre has been making music for 28 years. He was signed to Vintertainment Records in 88 - 90, All City Records in 92-93, GeeStreet/Island Records in 93-95, Flat-top Records in 96- 97, and Big East Records in 97 - 2001 and is presently working at his own label Comatose / Universal / Sonic Wave Recordings. <br />In 1992 a childhood friend Ulysses Quintana P.K.A. Mysterme of Mysterme and DJ 2020 and DJ 20/20 had trooped to the West Coast, San Francisco to record demos with producer Mc Sway, Joe Quixx and King Tech (KMEL - big-time radio DJ's in California), together we made a song called “Unsolved Mysterme”. At this time Mc Sway (who now works doing a news commentary for MTV) was working on a single of his own called “Bust Your Rhymes” with their group in Cali, but due to the fact the “Unsolved Mysterme” track was so hot Joe Quixx decided to add it as a b-side to their single project. The track was then released on All City Records in California. <br />In 1992, with a real vinyl recording under their belt, DJ 2020 and Mysterme came back home, while their manager Kevin Glenn of Uptown Bounce Entertainment searched out a New York recording deal for the duo‘s other recordings. Manager Kevin Glenn in due time hooked onto a deal with Island Record’s new independent label Geestreet Records who was very interested in the B-side single “Unsolved Mysterme“. After the matter was discussed the deal was signed and we were now signed recording artist with Geestreet Recordings, with a deal on the table, it was time to make it happen. We re-released the track “Unsolved Mysterme” with Geestreet Recordings, which was brought out rights and all from Mc Sway and Joe Quixx by Geestreet / Island Recordings. “Unsolved Mysterme was released in 1993; it was an automatic underground hit, even though it was previously recorded by All City Records in California. The Island Record label went all out on the single (video, radio, college radio, video talk shows, stickers and posters, pictures, videos of stage shows, record pools, clubs tape masters and independent retailers, etc.) and sent the group out on a 10-state, all expenses paid promotional tour. <br />Upon returning from the tour, Mysterme and DJ 20/20 headed back into the New York City’s recording studio’s to begin recording the album “Let Me Explain”. The group was bumped up from Geestreet Recordings to Island Recordings (Geestreet‘s mother label), due to the success of the re-released single “Unsolved Mysterme”. The group achieved many magazine write-ups: Billboard (May 28, 1994), The Source (June 8, 1994), Spice (June 17, 1994), Era-Rap Bitz (1994), Street Sound (November 1994) and One Knut Mag (January 14, 1995), Word Up! (Summer 1995), the Rap Pages (Sum / Fall 1995), etc. <br />In the fall of 1995 the group's record deal was terminated from the label -- even though they had sold over 65,000 copies and had developed a nice fan base; the president of the label cited irreconcilable differences between the group and the label. After the split, Mysterme went on to get signed by Fever Records P.K.A. Puzzle man and DJ 20/20 went on to produce the groups The BluntHeadz on Flattop Records, The Ice “Kreem” Man on Ichiban Records in Atlanta and Reckless Youth on his own New York based label Comatose Recordings in 1996. There wasn’t much to be done with these group’s projects because the funding and promotional expenses were limited, at this time DJ 20/20 had creative control but no real money to back up retailer’s and radio demands for the material. Then in 1997 “The Specialist formerly of the group “The BluntHeadz” hooked a deal with Big East Records and released an album called “Life Itself“, at the same time he was recording and promoting the labels group “The Henchmen” We didn’t like the contract we were offered so we released that album with Big East Recordings and then left the label entirely (we did a KRS-ONE, remember he was signed there to when it was B-Boy Records)<br />In the winter of 1997, DJ 20/20 went to school (Monroe Community College) and took several courses in Business / Administration Management. DJ 20/20 has received numerous awards during his enrollment (College Scholarship, Deans List and a 3.5 GPA in his first two semesters), and an associates Degree in Business Administration / Management. After school he went back to intern at Big East Recording's Studio (B.A.C) / Rock Candy Muzik. He worked with the likes of KRS-ONE & Scott La Rock (R.I.P.), Castle D, Narkim the Rhythm Maker, Willie D, The Persuaders, RoBO Cop Boys, D-Nice and The Henchmen. 20 has also worked with Eric B and Rakim, DJ Red Alert, PM Dawn, Doug E Fresh, Ultramagnetic's Kool Keith & Ced Gee, T La Rock an DJ " My Uncle" Chuck Chillout. <br />Today, 2009, DJ 20/20 owns his own label Comatose / Universal Recordings (He's C.E.O) and now has produced many instrumental tracks and many compilations, receiving a lot of light radio work (91.9, 90.3, Hot 97, 103 jamz and 105) for The 20 Sack Experience Volume 1 and The 20 Sack Experience Volume II Compilations featuring various artists from the 20 Sack Entertainment, ASCAP family. Now starting his new website @ for those Artists who need music, email contacts or any other information an artist may need when dealing with him musically. DJ 20/20 is now has expand his studio business and sells hot off-the-press instrumentals to aspiring Artists on the Internet looking for music to write lyrics to and even adds their demo packages to various promotional project, A and R‘s and record labels. <br />DJ 20/20 has also attended " The Institute of Audio Research" in 2007-2008 during the daytime receive his engineers license and audio recording professional certificate. , and works at " In Da Streetz Studio at Night (Manhattan based)" 2007 - 2008, now more than likely you will find DJ 20/20 at his own recording and graphic arts studio Dexter's Lab Studio's in Far Rockaway, Queens. DJ 20/20 has recently appeared on 91.9 FM with D.W.I. AND THE SEXY MZ HILL in the BX, and on 99.9 FM with DJ Young Tech in Park Place, New Jersey, Rockland World in NYACK, N.Y., AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST ON OLD WESTBURY RADIO WITH DJ CASSIUS CLAY. DJ 20/20 has also had his own radio show on Vonfenceradio called “Word On Da Streetz / Wide World Wednesday’s”, which aired December 5, 2007 to April 8, 2008 and on February 27, 2008 received the F.C.C / VFR award for best new internet radio show and on November 6, 2008 started his own radio show on “DJ 20/20’s Word On Da Streetz Radio which still airs today. DJ 20/20 in January 2009 is now embarking on a new mission with Television and MTV 3 to form and invent “Word on Da Streetz Television” for 2009 - 2010. <br />Lamar “DJ 20/20” GardnerDJ 20/20 also shoots and edits film on a Power Macintosh computer. He uses Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier 8.1 to do my editing and add transitions for clips, a DV camera, Camcorder and a16 bit movie film camera. Some of The New Songs are here from the album I call: The 20 Sack Experience Vol. 4 " THE KING IS BACK" 2007 – 2008. Web pages where I can be found hear my music and see my graphic arts.<br />,<br />,<br />,<br />,<br />,<br />,<br />,<br />,<br />,<br />,<br /><br />,<br />,<br />,<br />, <br />,<br /> <br />And many more… <br />All These Projects Are Published By Me, DJ 20/20 - 20 Sack Ent. ASCAPContact Info: E-MAIL ME AT: LG20_20@YAHOO.COM, DJ20.202@GMAIL.COM, COMATOSERECORDINGS@YAHOO.COM<br />Home: 1-347-246-9550 <br />Message: 1-347-666-0905<br />Some Of My Major Album Projects Past And Present<br /><ul><li>1.Mysterme & DJ 20/20 Album “Let Me Explain” (1995), 2.Mysterme & DJ 20/20 “Unsolved Mysterme” Single (1993), 3.Born To Be Famous Album (2007), 4.DJ 20/20’s The King Is Back Vol. #1 (2000), 5.Gorgeous Gangstas Album (2005), 6.The CC – Len Berzerk (2009), 7.The King Is back Vol. #2 (Dime of My Life single) (2000), 8.The Henchmen Album (1996).Feature Magazine Write - UpsMy Album Catalog</li></ul>BILLBOARD MAGAZINE1994 BY: HAVENLOCK NELSONcentercenter<br />SPICE MAGAZINE “SOURCE MAGAZINE” (SPIN-OFF) 1993 – 1994 BY: LADY Dcentercenter<br />CHECK THE RIME MAGAZINE1994 BY: TMCGcentercenter<br />STREET SOUND MAGAZINE1993 - 1994centercenter<br />ERA RAP BITZ MAGAZINE1994 BY: PAM TON MILLERcentercenterKKKKKK<br />F.C.C. / VFR AWARD, February 27th 2008VONFENCERADIO.COMMy Achievements And Accomplishments<br />THE U.S.A HONOR SOCIETY DECEMBER 12TH 2006<br />I’m a publishing memberI’m a writer member<br />Bronx Street Festival for A.I.D.SNOVEMBER 3RD 2006<br />My Past and Present Reviews by Critics<br />BUST THE FACTS.COM Saturday, August 26, 2006<br /> HYPERLINK "" Mysterme & DJ 20/20 (Gee Street – 1993)<br /> <br /> Posted by Dread at 2:58 PM Anonymous said... <br />Nice stuff...serious beats on this one. Never heard of these guys.<br />10/03/2006 08:24:00 PM   HYPERLINK "" Dr. OK said... <br />Same here hadn’t heard till now I’m very happy to have snatched this, you guys have an awesome collection...TY!<br />1/27/2007 12:11:00 AM Nonchalant Misfit said... <br />I first heard the single " Unsolved Mysterme" on this mix way back in the day on 106.1 KMEL (the station where Sway & Tech broadcast The Wake Up Show).Anyway, the song still cranks, and thanks for giving me a chance to peep the rest of the album!<br />10/08/2007 02:22:00 PM   HYPERLINK "" Keith M. said... <br />I have this on CD; I was hoping to eBay it for a lot of money some day :)There are two versions of the single Unsolved Mysterme, and the one that's not on the album I think is better. Spotted it on mp3 once, but the link was outdated. Will post here again if I find it.Either way, I really liked the Mysterme sound, too bad it was only for one album.<br />3/19/2008 03:20:00 AM   htfd said... <br />Thanks guys. I liked Unsolved Mysterme; flipped that break nicely.<br />4/08/2008 08:58:00 AM   Anonymous said... <br />man, thanks a load for this!!! been looking for unsolved for like a decade now<br />ACCESSHIPHOP.COM<br />b.i.g sci Guest Join Date: Apr 2004Location: Van-cityPosts: 413 <br />Obscure Rappers (Mysterme and DJ 20/20)<br />Shout out some obscure rappers that only put out an album or two (or maybe even just a song) I feel like jogging my memory. Please don't name anyone from the past 8 years or so, it had to have been put out by a major label. Here's my favorite: Mysterme & DJ 20/20 Unsolved Mysterme (I fucking loved that song).<br />Creator:  All Music Guide  San Francisco, CA <br />Mysterme and DJ 20/20<br />Pucho (aka Mysterme) grew up in the Bronx of Puerto Rican heritage; his early influences were old-school rap, especially Run DMC. He first met and worked with Lamar (aka DJ 20/20) when they attended South Bronx High School. Mysterme moved to San Francisco after graduation to find a record deal, but... more<br />Pucho (aka Mysterme) grew up in the Bronx of Puerto Rican heritage; his early influences were old-school rap, especially Run DMC. He first met and worked with Lamar (aka DJ 20/20) when they attended South Bronx High School. Mysterme moved to San Francisco after graduation to find a record deal, but after Joe Quixx produced his " Unsolved Mysterme" single, he moved back to New York, where DJ 20/20 had already produced some local hardcore rap. The duo began recording and were soon signed by Gee Street Records. A remix of " Unsolved Mysterme" was their first single; Let Me Explain (1994) showed the group as socially conscious hardcore rappers speaking out against violence on songs such as " Happy like Death" and " Playtime's Over." ~ John Bush, All Music Guide<br />Mysterme & DJ 20/20<br />" <br />Bronx's DJ and producer 20/20 aka Lamar Gardner and MC Mysterme aka Ulysses, the single Unsolved Mysterme" was an underground hit in 1994, shortly after their album's release they were dropped by their label, however it sold over 65.000 units. 20/20 went on to produce artists like Bluntheadz (Flattop Rec, 1996) and Ice Kreem (Ichiban, 1996); nowadays 20/20 has his own label. Disco: Let Me Explain (1994)<br />Guilty pleasure from outta nowhere.... I remember getting this back in the nineties and knowing nothing about other than I thought it was a tight production and smooth Latino vocals. Well, time has past and still I think this release isn't bad because it reminds me a little like Gang Star’s " Hard To Earn" (although that's a straight classic) because the lyrics are bent on hard times instead of " pow" " pow" " pow" .<br />MYSTERME & DJ 20/20 PLAYTIME'S OVER Genre:HHRelease Date:1994 Format:12Country:US Type:RLabel:GEE STREET Condition:NMASIN:<br />最 近ではこちらのPLAYTIME'S OVERもある一定の人気が出てきたような気がします。たしかに" UNSOLVED MYSTERME" も人気ですがこちらも内容では引けをとりません!太いベースとNEW SCHOOL HIPHOPフレーバー全開のTRACKも最高です。黒いグルーブ感がマジでたまりません!!NEW SCHOOL HIPHOPファンは是非、CHECKしといてくださいね。<br />Mysterme & DJ 20/20 - Unsolved Mysterme, 41,415 views<br /> MetalMaskMilitia (1 month ago), still the illest beat ever. MetalMaskMilitia (1 year ago), this is the illest beat ever awucrew (1 year ago) finally on YouTube thanks sorachips (1 month ago) yea that’s ma nigga pucho. Bronx all day locyka19 (6 months ago) the guy is Latino?nobodyhouston187 (1 year ago) CLASSIC SHIT RIGHT THERE TomPro4 (1 year ago) So hard so goooood nicdgreek (1 year ago) Did they make a video for Unsolved Mysterme? <br />Feli187 (1 year ago) yes they did have a video for Unsolved Mysterme which I danced in. My brother was his manager. And we can not find the video any where; I even tried Google but no luck. It was a cool video. madmanworld (1 year ago) This is little different like album version. but fuck that. nice song roboshuffle (1 year ago) Nice... Is there a video for Unsolved Mysterme? <br />rubifinest08 (1 year ago) hi! check my profile, maybe u can find something interesting ;) <br />coldrockdaspot (1 year ago) I was around when it was first released junior :P have the illest taste for your age, it's so good to see kids like you up on the real shit and not falling victim to the lil,hurricane young, boy wackness of these days. <br />MIKE B VS DIKIE G, November 29, 2006 HYPERLINK "" Mysterme & DJ 20/20 - Unsolved Mysterme Gee Street 1992Some hi-quality early 90's Bay Area action. I remember this from the SMA skate video " Freedom of Choice." Israel Forbes skated to it and it had me hype back then. It then came back into my life via a DJ A.Vee mix tape, " Back When It Took Skills" (1998). I got the actual record while diggin at Mondo Kim's on St. Marks in '99 for $7.99. Good deal me thinks. Mysterme & DJ 20/20 - Unsolved Mysterme Posted by (thee) Mike B at 1:19 PM   <br /> HYPERLINK "" Monty jewelz said... `I came up on this cassette single back when it came out. Real eclectical shit right here. except instead of Mysterme & DJ 20/20, it said something like " all-city" something or other. I don't know. " You use a con and you're dumb so I call you condom" Tuesday, March 22, 2005<br />Mysterme & DJ 20/20 - Unsolved Mysterme - -Playtime's Over - posted by Andy at 4:25 AM1993 Island/Gee Street RecordsI know Unsolved Mysterme is a popular, sought-after track, and most of the people who find their way to this blog will already have it in some form, but those who don't should certainly be made aware. The date on my album says 1993, so apparently the single (with Call Me Myster on the b-side) dropped after the album was sent out as a promo. Whenever it did, it absolutely melted any stylus it touched. Plus, it gets bonus points for being produced by the homie DJ 20/20 AND Joe Quixx, newest member of the Oakland Faders. If you can, find yourself a copy of the single, but hopefully it's not mine, which was pinched long about seven or eight years ago. (If you have mine, return it now, quietly, and I won't press charges)Playtime's Over also found its way on to a single that's, from what I understand, even rarer than the former, and also gets bonus points for a Joe Quixx remix. It's time to chill...<br />Mysterme & DJ 20/20 - Let Me Explain<br />VINYL ADDICTS Forum Index -> RECORD TALK <br />Vinyljunkie, Joined: 19 Oct 2006 - Posts: 141<br />Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Mysterme & DJ 20/20 - Let Me ExplainIs this album ever pressed on wax?<br />Smoov, Joined: 10 Oct 2006 - Posts: 767<br />Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Yep, promo only if I remember correctly. I've been after that one for ages. Saw it on eBay once, but got outbid at the last few seconds... Peace, S m O O v<br />Vinyljunkie - Joined: 19 Oct 2006 - Posts: 141<br />Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: I didn't know that. I'm listening again to this album at the moment and it's really a dope album. Very underrated.<br />Smoov - Joined: 10 Oct 2006 - Posts: 767<br />Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Yeah, no doubt! If you don't have them yet, make sure you get the " Unsolved Mysterme" and " Playtime's over" 12’s; they come with tracks/mixes which can not be found on the album. Peace, S m O O VVinyljunkie - Joined: 19 Oct 2006 - Posts: 141Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:05 pm    Post subject: I already got the Playtime's Over 12" . Now hunting for the lp and the Unsolved Mysterme 12" .<br />Vinyljunkie - Joined: 19 Oct 2006 - Posts: 141<br />Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject: Yesterday I found a copy of the Unsolved Mysterme 12" at my local record store for €4. <br />Smoov - Joined: 10 Oct 2006 - Posts: 767<br />Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:59 pm    Post subject: Bought a copy on eBay a few weeks ago for $20 (Buy It Now), which I thought is a very good price for that album. The cover (company sleeve with sticker) has some light wear, but the wax is minty fresh!!! Good things come to those who wait!!! Peace, S m O O v<br />ya boy k.f. - Joined: 10 Nov 2007 - Posts: 71<br />Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:15 pm    Post subject: Smoov wrote: Good things come to those who wait!!! word up!<br />Vinyljunkie - Joined: 19 Oct 2006 - Posts: 141<br />Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:27 pm    Post subject: Smoov wrote:Bought a copy on eBay a few weeks ago for $20 (Buy It Now), which I thought is a very good price for that album. The cover (company sleeve with sticker) has some light wear, but the wax is minty fresh!!! Good things come to those who wait!!! Peace, S m O O vYou lucky b.. Do you know how many there were pressed. I never have seen it.<br />Smoov - Joined: 10 Oct 2006 - Posts: 767<br />Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: I have no idea how many copies were pressed, but I'm guessing' it can't be more than a couple of thousand. Peace, S m O O v<br />Posted by Andy at 4:25 AMLG20_20@YAHOO.COMMY RESUMEcentercenter<br />My Mixed CD’s Masterpiece’s<br />The 20 Sack Experience Vol. 1 (Back)The 20 Sack Experience Vol. 1 (Front)2-Hot-4 Radio, Spring Break Vol. 42-Hot-4 Radio, Summer Slam Edition Classic Throwbacks2-Hot-4 Radio, Strictly 4 Da Ladies Pt. 2 (R-n-B) (Back)2-Hot-4 Radio, Strictly 4 Da Ladies Pt. 2 (R-n-B) (Front)Mixologist & BlendMasters Pt. 12-Hot-4 Radio, Classic Throwbacks2-Hot-4 Radio, Strictly 4 Da Ladies Pt. 1 (R-n-B)The 20 Sack Experience Vol. 3 (Back) Unnecessary RoughnessThe 20 Sack Experience Vol. 3 (Front) Unnecessary RoughnessSantana – Motherfucka’s Blaze Up!!!<br />All My Other Designs And Design for Hire Artwork Projects<br />STICKAM COM<br />Formally From 91.1 FM Commercial Free Radio and Internet RadioComes Radio’s 8th Wonder of The World<br />A show dealing with: Family Values, Politics, Drug Recovery, The Word on Da Streetz and Basically Everything. Good music (Up-to-Date, Classics, R-n-B, Spanish, Free-style and of course Hip-Hop) anything else just log in – log on and stay tuned to any of the above mentioned radio channels, starting mid July – August 2009.with his new music radio and talk show “Motivationally Speaking” THE DJ, THE INFAMOUSTHE 20 SACK LAB<br />MY HEADSHOTAND AUTOGRAPHcentercenter<br />Word On Da Streetz Radio & Television 20 Sack Entertainment, ASCAP L.L.CDJ 20/20Lamar “DJ 20/20” Gardner<br />