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Jahari Massamba Unit - YHWH is LOVE


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December 14, 2023: Today, revered producers and multi-instrumentalists Karriem Riggins and Madlib announced a March 1st release date for YHWH is LOVE, their second album together as Jahari Massamba Unit. The full-length will be the official release for Law of Rhythm, a new record label founded by Riggins and music executive Jae Barber. The album announcement comes with the first single “Stompin Gamay.”


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On 12/14/2023 at 10:33 AM, BobDobalina said:

Cool AF, both of these cats know the score.  Maybe this is the first of the um, like, 16 albums Madlib said he was ready to release in that RBMA interview 3 years ago.

While Riggins says he’s not quite ready, Madlib has suggested reversing roles for the next album, where he plays drums and Riggins will be on instrumentation. Riggins says he’s got piano and bass in his repertoire, so they could achieve it. What’s important for now is that Jahari Massamba Unit keep making records. They created an ensemble for the Detroit Jazz Festival in 2023, and Riggins said it put a battery in his back to possibly record as an ensemble instead of their demo-swapping tradition. In his mind, when it comes to recording this group, there are no wrong answers. - source

sounds like they are, which is great.

loving this album. it's very chill compared to their previous record but somewhat directionless- it's like a sample tape for this group's upcoming record rather than a record unto itself. 

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On 3/2/2024 at 2:45 PM, Nebraska said:

loving this album. it's very chill

Yeah been loving this album too, it's chill AF for sure.  Think it's one that'll stay in rotation into the summer, cuz it shonuf feels like a summer album!

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