First Find is an ongoing series of early listens and video premieres.
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Following his work with his hip-hop band Culture Connect, and working with afro-jazz outfit Black Jesus Experience (frequent collaborators of Ethio-Jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke), emcee Mista Monk is about to release his solo album with Inkswel on production.
Thanks to Inner Tribe Records for hooking us up with a premiere of tribe cut “Mind Zone” featuring Illa J, Pugs Atomz, Lord Lobe, and Inkswel’s neo-soul outfit Planetself with Charli Umami. The album Muti drops on February 26th digitally and on vinyl. Pre-order the record via the Bandcamp embed below, featuring “Mind Zone” as a First Find.
“Mista Monk represents these crossroads with rhythmic flows and conscious word-play illuminating his world view from the macro of humanity’s ills to the miniature of personal identity with nods to fun off-the-cuff flows and cartoon-esque narratives making for a balanced spread of flavours to navigate the vivid sample driven soundscapes provided by Inkswel.” – Inner Tribe Records