A masterful return from Kamasi Washington and his latest sprawling album, Heaven and Earth. The double album is conceptual, with each disc dealing with themes of idealisation in Heaven and reality here on Earth. It’s definitely not an album for purists, but is fuelled by the essence of the genre, meaning it should satisfy at least some of the traditionalists out there. Street Fighter Mas is one track lifted from the Earth section of the album and last week we saw the arrival of a new video to accompany it. Heaven and Earth is available now from all the usual spots.
Not only did yesterday produce a new RTJ single, it also finally gave us a release date for the long awaited third instalment from the duo. Legend Has It is probably my favourite of the leaks we’ve been treated to so far and the news that the album with feature heads like Danny Brown and Kamasi Washington, just makes the hype almost unbearable at this point. The official release date is now 3 January 2017, with more info here.