Free Album & Video: Unjust (Hieroglyphics) – Fullmelt
Hiero Imperium Artist/Producer Unjust Drops Instrumental Album and Trippy Visuals
The Album and Video:
Few artists excel at both music and the visual arts. But even fewer succeed in combining the two cohesively. Following up his work producing for First Light, a project from Hieroglyphics crew members Pep Love and Opio, fellow Hiero Imperium artist Unjust releases Full Melt, his own instrumental album and self-directed audiovisual project.
Unjust first became involved in the hip-hop world as a designer, and his artistic talents landed him design work with luminaries including J-Dilla, E-40, Rakim, Tech N9ne, Ice Cube, and many others. Yet Unjust never saw any separation in the two worlds; he explains, “…whenever I heard a song as kid, I’d see colors and shapes, and vice versa with art, especially my grandma’s paintings and mom’s stained glass…I never thought of [Full Melt] as just an album, but an experience.”
Unjust spent five years collecting samples from 1970s and 1980s TV shows, cartoons, and commercials, and he spins the material into a whirling psychedelic display that transplants the viewer to another era. Sonically, Unjust melds the ebb and flow of J-Dilla with retro synths and samples that are purely his own.
Download Fullmelt for free: http://www.fullmelt.tv / stream: https://soundcloud.com/hieroglyphics-1/sets/unjust-full-melt-instrumental
See the Fullmelt video: http://youtu.be/yqCCvA-L1zU
Embeddable link: https://vimeo.com/84717353
A designer who has worked with Rakim, Ice Cube, Tech N9ne, J-Dilla, and many other hip-hop legends, Unjust first connected with the future label mates Hieroglyphics not as a producer but as a designer and director. But when Hiero members Pep Love and Opio heard Unjust working on a beat for his group Chosen Few’s album (released on the Hieroglyphics Imperium label) they were so impressed that they recruited him to produce many songs for them, which resulted in 4 tracks on Pep Love’s Rigamarole album, The Opio/Unjust colab Big Lebowski tribute album, Mark It Zero, a song on the recent Hieroglyphics album, The Kitchen and ultimately 11 of the 15 songs on their First Light album, Fallacy Fantasy.
Hieroglyphics Imperium Background:
Founded in 1997 in Oakland, CA, Hiero Imperium Records is Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, and the Souls of Mischief, made up of A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai. Coming off waves of success from earlier releases like Souls’ ’93 Til Infinity, the Hiero crew had already established themselves as a name in mainstream and underground hip-hop, and soon released their first collective project Third Eye Vision. Since then the Hiero team has been thriving in the hip-hop world, releasing a number of projects within the label as well as branching out for collaborations with the likes of The Gorillaz, Jurassic 5, George Clinton, Dilated Peoples, Q-Tip, Xzibit and more.
Fullmelt album download: http://www.fullmelt.tv / https://soundcloud.com/hieroglyphics-1/sets/unjust-full-melt-instrumental
“Blue Teardrops”: http://youtu.be/9l_Qg-hQFgk
“Los Lobos”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UN7cG31LBo
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/hieroglyphics