Jahi, Configa - Forward Future
MC Jahi and Producer Configa bring you their thought provoking, knowledgeable, politicised and updated Golden Era rich sounds. The album is unique in today’s climate in that it features NO outside features or production - simply put: ALL rhymes by Jahi, ALL beats by Configa.
Spawning from a brief online message from Jahi to Configa about doing a short EP – the two veteran artists connected and found that each other’s work enhanced their own craft to the next level. From that collective creativity an album soon followed.
“Collaborating with one producer allowed us both to focus, concentrate and build a full narrative of boombap, consciousness and creative expression” – Jahi.
Jahi (AKA Public Enemy 2.0) is a member of Enemy Radio (along with Chuck D, DJ Lord and the S1W’s) and Configa released his last album “Configaration Volume 1” on Chuck D’s SLAMjamz Records imprint (which Chuck also featured on). From this legendary background, and closely following Public Enemy’s blueprint - the pair adapt their message to the new decade. Politicised tracks are interspersed with moments of introspection which lead to the perfect sonic experience, Jahi’s skilled rhymes all backed up by Configa’s lush boombap tapestry.
„The pen on cruise control/men here don’t fall or fold”
All lyrics by Jahi All songs produced by Configa
All songs mixed by Configa All songs mastered by Antarchitecture
Track 6 Yes Yes Y’all Bass - Chris Batty
Track 9: “Ghetto Poems” Bass - Chris Batty Drums - Steve Laidlaw