There's something about the fusion of jazz and hip-hop that - when done effectively - touches our soul in ways other conversations can't reach.
New Zealander in London Jordan Rakei draws from both, infusing his work with an incredible sense of depth.
The songwriter's wonderful 2019 full length 'Origin' is set to gain a deluxe release, complete with some bonus material.
Album cut 'Signs' gets a new overhaul, with rap legend Common adding a guest verse. A blissful combination, it's so entrancing to hear those Herbie Hancock leaning keys against Common's inimitable flow.
"I am very grateful to be a part of it," explains Common. "When I heard the song, I was inspired and I thought it was something that I could be my creative self on. I really appreciate Jordan as an artist and I am excited to be collaborating with him."
Jordan added: "I'm so honoured to have a track with Common. It's insanely humbling to know that one of my favourite rappers of all time liked one of my tracks and decided to be a part of it!"
"We had a conversation when I was in America on tour and he understood the track’s meaning from the get go. I remember walking to high school when I was about 13 and rinsing his albums 'Be' and 'Electric Circus\. It feels very surreal to say we now share a piece of music together!"
Tune in now.
Jordan Rakei will release his expanded edition of 'Origin' on March 13th.
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