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
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