Joc Max

Real Name:
Thomas McIntosh
By the age of 12 he was a resident DJ at the old Skateland roller rink in Kansas City, MO. These days, anybody who knows Kansas City hip-hop knows him as Joc Max. For almost 30 years he’s been a leader, a mentor, a friend, a producer, a party starter to this community.

In the mid-’90s, in addition to DJ-ing and producing, Joc rapped in a group, the Basement Khemist, alongside Taha and J Lee. They scored a deal with Elektra. Although the record was never officially released, the music made it to radio, in Kansas City and New York alike. Back when no one in the city had yet carved out a distinct hip-hop sound, Joc was in his mother’s basement using an SP-1200 and making East Coast, Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop music.

Joc had the record deal, a nationally acclaimed remix for 1990s It-Duo Das EFX, producing for De La Soul and a budding friendship and musical partnership with Brooklyn’s legendary DJ Spinna. But through it all Joc remained committed to Kansas City’s scene. These days he still spins at parties around the city.
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Joc Max Discography Tracks


Joc Max - Sonic Smash album art DJ Spinna Intro DJ Spinna - Sonic Smash (Album) High Water Music US 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Joc Max - Hip Hop Independents Day Vol. 1 album art Various Comments: To The Sure Shot (as Joe Max) Various - Hip Hop Independents Day Vol. 1 (Comp) Wreck Records, Nervous Records US 1998 Sell This Version


GE11131 Joc Max - 50 MC's album art 50 MC's Taking Notes From The Dead Niggas 50 MC's - 50 MC's(CD, Album, Comp) Fresh#1 Production, Flip Ya Wig Records GE11131 US 1998 Sell This Version