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Mos Def Inspired Jneiro Jarel's Luscious New Track "Cahuita"

A slice of experimental hip-hop made of live instrumentation and sampled bird calls.

by VICE Thump
Nov 3 2014, 9:38pm

When Mos Def tells you to do something, you best pay attention. Especially when he's telling you to get the hell out of dodge for a vacation in the Caribbean. "I had a long talk with Yasiin Bey about getting away for a while, and I was interested in this small town on the Caribbean coast called Cahuita. He lit up and said he used to live there [and that] I should meet up with the legendary local musician, Walter Ferguson. I ended up going and fell in love with the place," says the nomadic producer Jneiro Jarel (also known as Dr. Who Dat?). Thus came about "Cahuita," Jarel's ode to the Costa Rican beachy paradise. A slice of experimental hip-hop made of live instrumentation and sampled bird calls, the track carries the grooves of LA's beat community, where Jarel spent several years collaborating with artists like Flying Lotus and Daedelus. "Cahuita" will be on Jarel's forthcoming Flora EP, out November 11. Check out the trailer below. 

Michelle Lhooq would give anything for a hammock and a coconut rum cocktail - @MichelleLhooq

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