Monday, December 5, 2022

Haji P. - "Never Left (Always Right)"

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Haji P. (the "P" stands for "pajamas") is a North Carolina based musician and art teacher. Taken from his upcoming split EP with Color Temperature, "Never Left (Always Right)" features music by L'Orange, and if you've been with us for a while, you'll know how we feel about L'Orange produced music! "Never Left (Always Right)" has this amazing early 90's positive hip hop vibe to it. It's not exactly a 90's throwback track, but it's close. It includes a vocal sample that sounds like it was taken from the 1920's, music rooted in jazz, and the song is just a pure celebration. This is from when rap songs were just fun. It's reminding me a lot of artists like A Tribe Called Quest, Arrested Development, and Digable Planets. You're going to end up loving this song, and diving straight into Haji P.'s catalog.

Haji P. describes working with L'Orange:

"Yeah, it was dope. I think we had talked about doing something shortly before I moved out to California, then one day I came back to visit and I wrote and recorded the song with him in the same day. I think we were like in his bedroom room or something. He was hella cool and unassuming as such a dope producer. Easily the most cozy recording session ever, haha--"

You can listen to "Never Left (Always Right)" below. This Water Is Life Volume II is due out December 16 on Fort Lowell Records. The series of EPs is designed to highlight new hip hop and indie rock artists from Southeastern North Carolina and to provide a platform for Cape Fear River Watch and Coastal Plains Conservation Group to deliver up to date authoritative reports on the Cape Fear River Basin for both human beings and wildlife. The EP can be pre-ordered here. For more on Haji P., check out the artist's website.

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