Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X
ZULU GURU

Zulu Guru is the first full-length collaboration from singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer/MC MeLo-X. With Zulu Guru, they bring together a collection of songs that reflect and define a new direction in Hip Hop and R&B. This new sound is rooted in traditional soul music, adding elements of Afro-Beat, West Indian music and Electronic Soul - expanding their message worldwide.

Zulu Guru will be released 30 Oct (NA) / 5 Nov (EU), pre-order now at the Ninjashop, iTunes and Amazon.

"The history of the ZuLu is one rich with stories of royalty, valor and the warrior spirit. In an age of creative freedom through the use of social networks, we have become warriors of free expression. Never bound by the shackles of genre, we travel and shift through musical landscapes, breaking down barriers in the process. Our approach to music is similar to that of the spirited tribal warrior; conquering new land as we travel the world winning wars through romance. As we venture into a new level in our careers, we continue to embody the Zulu warrior spirit while elaborating on the romantic qualities in everyday life.

The greatest minds are the ones that connect wholeheartedly with their artistic visions and do all they can to make it reality. The Guru in us all simply craves evolution and tranquility which comes with experience, which is simply the process in which we become more and more true to ourselves: being able to acknowledge our flaws and mistakes and wrongdoings and grow for the better.

In this music there is honesty; pure understanding or putting forth the effort to understand the emotions that make us do what we do. We write to express and highlight things within ourselves and our culture that we feel hold some sort of significance, good or bad. We deeply connect with the many cultures of the world, traveling and over-involving ourselves with awareness. This music we bring to you is a sonic form of connection, a humbling form of passion, and the advancement of art in form of romance." - Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X

Photo by Mel D. Cole
Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X - Zulu Guru

Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X
Zulu Guru

Released 30 Oct (NA) / 5 Nov (EU) on Ninja Tune
Pre-order now on 2LP/CD/DL at the Ninjashop, iTunes and Amazon.

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