Karriem Riggins and Madlib Release
New Jahari Massamba Unit Single
New Album YHWH is LOVE
Out March 1st via Law of Rhythm
January 18, 2024: Today, revered producers and multi-instrumentalists Karriem Riggins and Madlib released “Massamba Afundance,” the second single from their upcoming Jahari Massamba Unit album YHWH is LOVE (out March 1st via Law of Rhythm).
“Massamba Afundance” is a joyous celebration of lively harmonies, energetic percussion, and a diverse blend of Brazilian influences. This single invites you to immerse yourself in the infectious enthusiasm of music and have a-FUN-dance.
Riggins and Madlib were first introduced nearly 20 years ago by their late mutual friend and collaborator J Dilla, going on to collaborate on Madlib’s 2007 album Yesterdays Universe and together as Supreme Team. Jahari Massamba Unit started as a natural extension of Riggins and Madlib’s relationship and mutual appreciation for each other’s artistry. The two producers would send beats back and forth until eventually, Karriem didn’t have anything new to share. Instead he began sending raw drum loops, which were returned back to him with overlaid beds of harmonies and melodies by Madlib. This was the creation of a new body of work from the two cherished collaborators.
YHWH is LOVE will be Jahari Massamba Unit’s second record, and has been highly anticipated since their first album Pardon My French was released in 2020.
YHWH is LOVE will be released March 1, 2024 via Law of Rhythm.
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