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[Music Video] Watch Jai Nitai Lotus – Noir Feat. Vox Sambou & Sam I Am from the Acknowledgement

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Regular readers know Montreal’s Jai Nitai Lotus is the homie! “Noir” is the second video and third single from his Acknowledgement mixtape which dropped a couple weeks ago. What was the first video? Why, that would be “Pi (Brahma Built)” which was premiered as part of the Different Kitchen presents This One Goes To Eleven… 11th anniversary compilation album.

Here’s the official blur on the Acknowledgement mixtape and “Noir” video:

MC and Producer Jai Nitai Lotus (pronounced Jhai like Thai, Nee-tie) has recently released his mixtape project titled, Acknowledgement. The title is inspired by the opening song on the legendary John Coltrane album, A Love Supreme. For Jai Nitai, it’s about acknowledging the original source of creation: the Creator, as well as artists he draws inspiration from. Jai reworks an impressive variety of productions from artists such as Pusha T, Haitus Kaiyote, Kanye West, Thunder Cat, Madlib, as well as including his own originals. The Acknowledgement mixtape is being released in collaboration with Dudley Perkins & Georgia Anne Muldrow‘s label, Somothaship Connect.

Also, a new video single is being released with this mixtape project. The single, titled “Noir”, is a heavy sound clash of styles including Hip Hop, Reggae, Soca, and Eastern music styles over a Dilla-esque groove. This song features the talented Vox Sambou (Nomadic Massive) rapping in Creole alongside Jai Nitai Lotus, with the chorus sung by the incredible Sam I Am Montolla, giving an anthem-like energy. The beat is produced heavyweight Montreal Producer, Kenlo (Alaclair Ensemble). The video is highly playful, colorful, and full of imagination.

Dig “Noir”? (I know I do with that “Paint It Black” sample chop in the mix.) Then listen to the Acknowledgement mixtape by Jai Nitai Lotus in full right HERE.

Previously on The Kitchen
: Read an interview with Jai Nitai Lotus HERE

[MP3] Devin Miles – Came Up

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Pittsburgh MC, Devin Miles drops a very Drizzy-esque flavored come up anthem titled, appropriately enough, “Came Up.’ It’s a good one though….

[MP3] Trinidad Jame$ – Late Night$ Feat. Johnny Cinco

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Trinidad Jame$ has become a bit of a joke recently and got dropped by Def Jam after his one hit burned out but this track, with trapstar du jour, Johnny Cinco, ain’t actually too bad. Agree?

[MP3] Listen to Two Tracks from Progress’ Night.Rhetoric EP: Six Flags / Moon Shine

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(Matthew) Progress is a Toronto-based socially conscious, activist rapper in the vein of Dead Prez, Public Enemy, Immortal Technique, Brother Ali and Jasiri X. He recently dropped a new EP titled, Night.Rhetoric which is f-cking excellent. Here’s a couple tracks from it which, if you dig it (and you should!), just head on over HERE to listen to the whole thing.

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[News] Twenty Years Ago Today Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready To Die’ Was Released…

Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die Different Kitchen DUMBO Brooklyn Low Bar Party Flyer

And inspired this flyer for a Different Kitchen party I was throwing in DUMBO, Brooklyn 10 years ago back when I lived in NYC. Still miss Brooklyn….

Haven’t listened to Ready To Die in a while? Listen to what the album could have sounded like if Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs hadn’t put his golden touch on it first: Notorious B.I.G.Ready To Die (The O.G. Edition)

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