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 & Opio, fellow Hiero Imperium artist Unjust releases ‘Full Melt‘, his own instrumental album & self-directed audiovisual project.
Unjust first became involved in the hip-hop world as a designer & his artistic talents landed him design work with luminaries including J-Dilla, E-40, Rakim, Tech N9ne, Ice Cube, & 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 & 1980s TV shows, cartoons, and commercials, & he spins the material into a whirling psychedelic display that transplants the viewer to another era. Sonically, Unjust melds the ebb & flow of J-Dilla with retro synths & samples that are purely his own.
You can download ‘Full Melt‘ for free on JFunkMedia.com!!!