Welcome To Jam Pony Express DJ’s!

Welcome to the Jam Pony Express DJ’s! This website is for the fans of Jam Pony, and to allow easier access to their albums. Since a lot of the Pony tapes and cd’s are hard to come by, we thought it would be a good idea to spread the memories online, where fans from all over can relive the sounds of the sensational, one and only Jam Pony. The albums found on this website are for promotional use only, and the only reason why we are charging for them is due to the time it takes to convert the tapes, cd’s, and vinyls, then edit the tracks, break down the album into tracks, locating as much information about each track, and more! As well as the website cost, and with everything that is included with maintenance, promotion, and much more. All rights belong to the Jam Pony crew, and thank you for the great memories!

R.I.P. to The Bodyguard, Charles “Big Ace” Ellison, Jr. (1962 – 2000)

When this website was first created, the main intent was to have all digital products, where you are able to access the albums you purchase instantly, at the same time, it keeps the cost of the albums down and making the albums more affordable. There were many times, when costumers purchased a download link, and were expecting to receive a physical disc in the mail. So, we decided to give you the option, of being able to choose from either download links, or physical discs.

The new homepage layout might seem a little different, at first, and might take some time to get use to the change. The reason for the updated layout is to allow easier navigation for smartphone and tablet users. At the top left corner, you will notice a menu style button, once you click on it, it will show the menu. On smartphone devices, the menu on the right side is not shown, so we had to design a new menu for the new mobile devices. This website is best displayed on desktops or laptops.

As for menu options, Regulated Mixes are albums with DJ talk over the tracks, which Jam Pony is known for. Non-Regulated Mixes are mixes without talking over the tracks. Throwback Cassettes are albums which were originally recorded live on cassette tapes, converted into MP3, edited into tracks, cleaned up, and kept the best sound possible. Some of the tapes come out great, while a few others might have lower quality, it all depends on the condition of the tape. Studio LP’s & EP’s are the albums and singles recorded in a studio.

If you choose to purchase the download link, you should receive your purchased albums, after completing the checkout process. They will be delivered to your PayPal e-mail address. They should go into the Inbox section, if not, please check your Spam folder. If for any reason you did not receive the links to the albums you purchased, please Contact Us, and we will supply you with a new link, with the albums manually added. All albums are delivered as a WinZip file, and inside of the zip file, you will see the tracks in MP3 format. All of the tracks are in numbered order, and contain all the track and album information. Some of the songs are hard to find the artist information for, but we do our best to provide the information to the tracks what we are able to find.

For more information about purchasing download links, and how everything works, please visit the How It All Works page. The checkout process is also explained, on this page, as well.

As for physical discs, we only charge shipping for orders under $20. If you’re order is over $20 (or 3+ full album titles), you will receive Free Shipping! All physical disc orders will be sent out, within 1-2 business days, and a tracking number will be supplied via PayPal. The disc prices range from $10 to $12. If your shipping address is different from the one on your PayPal address, please notify us, after checking out, or add a note, when checking out.

On the right side, there should be a Shopping Cart shown, above the menu. When you add products to cart, this will list the title on the album, the quantity, and price. If you wish to remove an album, click on the red (–) button, and the album should be removed. If you wish to clear the cart, click on the small red X, next to the total amount. If you wish to apply a coupon code, you can do so below the “Continue Shopping” link, and when you are ready to checkout, click on the “Checkout With PayPal” button, below the coupon code. If you are purchasing physical discs, shipping cost will be added and shown, when checking out, and PayPal will calculate the shipping costs. Free shipping will be automatically applied, after adding 3 or more full album titles. If you have any questions or have any problems with the checkout process, please contact us, at any time, and we will do our best to help out.

Booking Information

If you are looking for booking information, you can get in touch with Rok Z on Twitter. If you would like to get in touch with DJ Slic Vic, you can visit him on Twitter, also. If no response, you can also contact Bodyguard Ent for other ways to book Jam Pony Express DJ’s for shows.

Jam Pony Express

For those who do not know who Jam Pony Express is… Here is a small introduction from Ozone Magazine, from September 8, 2005.

The year was 1981, and the streets of Fort Lauderdale were like any streets in a predominantly black lower-middle class area. Crack cocaine was introduced, gangs and crews fought for territory, and this new hip-hop phenomenon filled the air. Yep, Royal Palm was like any other hood. But you know the saying; there’s always that diamond in the rough, that chosen one who had enough talent to make it out, offer hope, and represent the block. In this case, it was two friends who found their outlet through music, moving the crowd with two turntables and a mic. This is the story of underground legends who carved their signature in Florida’s music culture: Jam Pony Express.

We were just having fun, DJ Slic Vic reminisces, grinning from ear to ear. M.B. had equipment, and I had equipment. We battled each other, and the next day we was Borring Records. But borrowing those records led to rocking backyard parties. After finding the right chemistry, Victor Austin and Marc Brown started DJing together. People around the way started to call them the Pony Express DJ’s because they would pull up to a party driving the Pony Express delivery truck. Marc’s pops use to work for Pony Express, a mail carrier company way before UPS. I didn’t like being called Pony Express but it just stayed with us, Slic Vic remembers. Shortly after, Pony Express became Jam Pony Express. Victor Austin turned into DJ Slic Vic and Marc became Mr. M.B.

After a few backyard parties DJ Slic Vic and M.B. decided to battle the popular CM Express DJ’s, which stood for the Cash Money DJs. We didn’t win, but we got exposure and folks started to recognize us, DJ Slic Vic explains. They had made a name for themselves, and people began to notice their unique DJing technique. We were the first to regulate a record, says DJ Slic Vic. Regulating a record was unheard of during that time. When you regulate a record, you cut the record down to change the lyrics of the song; then you say something and have the record answer you back. It was this call-and-response technique that had the crowd going crazy (and can still be heard all throughout hip-hop today). After the battle, the parties came by the dozens. Everybody wanted the Jam Pony DJ’s to rock their parties. People looked forward to the weekends because Jam Pony would set up outside at Sunland Park, Oswel Park or 6th Street (better known as the Ugly Corner) and play the sounds of MC ADE, Beat Master Clay D, Afro-Rican, and Jiggalo Tony. It was all hip-hop to us back then: bass music, break beats, and funk, Slic Vic remembers.

By this time, Jam Pony had added members like Spider D, Diamond Dick, Big Ace (R.I.P.), Zeke the Panty Raider Freak, Sporty J, Amazing Hot Rod, and Sporty Shawty. It wasn’t until member and party rocker Loc Cool Jock joined that Jam Pony Express took their tapes to the flea markets. Nasty Jeff and Loc approached a man who owned a car and rim shop, who agreed to sell the tapes as long as they’d plug the shop. The tapes sold out of the store on the first day. From there, Jam Pony began taking tapes to different flea markets, or flirt markets, as they liked to call them. Jam Pony tapes began flying off the shelves at 79th Street, Opa-Locka, 183rd St, and USA One. They couldn’t keep a Jam Pony tape in there, DJ Slic Vic laughs, referring to the Oakland Park flea market in Ft. Lauderdale that sold the first Jam Pony tape.

People simply had to have their Jam Pony tapes. They were addictive, and people became fiends. Sales became so ridiculous that Slic Vic’s father built a door directly to his sons bedroom. Every time the phone rang, it was for me, says Slic Vic. Every time they answered the door, it was for me. My mom told me that as soon as I was old enough, I’d have to leave! At 18, he moved to the Parkway section of Ft. Lauderdale. He produced ten tapes a day: specialty tapes, custom-made tapes, and regular mixes, selling them for $10 to $25 each. He made a killing in the early 80’s. I was making about $500 a week just in Ft. Lauderdale, and $1000 every other week in Miami! The tapes quickly spread throughout Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, and even as far as Germany thanks to friends in the military.

But what made these tapes so hot? Why did everybody need a Jam Pony tape? It was NEW! They’d created a new style of DJing by regulating the records so precisely, with style and finesse. Jam Pony made DJ’s become entertainers, and the crowd wanted to be entertained. For example:

Let’s Ride by Eightball & MJG Regulated by Slic Vic of Jam Pony Express DJ’s:

Jam Pony Express had more flavors then Lifesavers, Zeke Freak comments. DJ Slic Vic was the voice of the crew, always heard but never seen. Loc Cool Jock was the clown, always making the crowd laugh, and bodyguard Big Ace (R.I.P) was the hype man. Jam Pony became so entertaining that promoters would book them as an act. Promoters wouldn’t know what to do with us. We had so much control of the crowd that people wanted to see us perform, but we weren’t rappers! In the midst of this misconception, Jam Pony Express DJs dropped their first album, The Legend Continues, in [1995]. The LP was dropped on H-Ski’s Tampa-based record label, Express Records, which was a subsidiary of Bass Style. Bass Style later evolved into 2-4-1 Entertainment in 2001. [In 2003], the label released Rated R’s album Ghetto Psychic last year through Universal, and is currently creating a buzz with the Evenin’ Ridahz. It’s two DJ’s for the price of one: Jam Pony Express and Bass Style DJ’s, plugs DJ Slic Vic.

You might have even heard of Jam Pony Express and didn’t know it. Just listen to the hooks of some popular Southern songs, and there’s a chance Jam Pony came up with it first. To the window, to the wall! Check out the vinyl label above, copyright 1995, long before Lil Jon and the Ying Yang Twins had everybody screaming Skeet, skeet, skeet, god damn! Or what about, Hold up, wait a minute, let me put some bass up in it. Jam Pony! Feel the funk all in ya trunk. Jam Pony! All those Ooooo-kkkkks! and super-crunk Yeaaaaah!s on record? Jam Pony! They’re so influential and underrated when it comes to Southern hip-hop, it’s ridiculous. They’ve been Florida’s best-kept secret for nearly two decades!