Jehuniko Goes Global
with Music Project "La Guerra de la Mente"
2/18/12 at 6:55 AM EST - LatinRapper.com news
Los Angeles rapper Jehuniko
has collaborated with music artists from nine different
countries to complete a new musical project titled "La Guerra
de la Mente." Music for the album will be made available
for free, and uses beats that the artist has collected from
various producers over several years.
The album was almost
entirely recorded in Spanish, and represents a unification on
wax of artists that the rapper has previously worked with.
Jehuniko described the
project's title to LatinRapper.com, explaining that "La Guerra
de la Mente" is an expression he has used for over 15 years as
a reference to his personal battles of good versus evil.
"It's a statement to overcome
adversity, and fill my spirit with love," the veteran spoken
word artist explains to LatinRapper. "Hip Hop is
so saturated with wackness, yet so much quality is alive," he
points out, adding "I thought it would be cool to collaborate with
people that I've performed with."
The new project involves
collaborations with a wide array of artists from around the
globe. Those artists include Mexican rhyme spitters
Spoken Mind, Ikuestion, Wilson & Spia, Mextape, and Karim
Zomar. Participants of the project hailing from Central
and South America are Huba, Sai, Enoch Samuels, Poeta, Enigma,
Mr. Dogg, and Marswell. The collaborations are rounded
out with musicians such as Capital X, Two Towers, Gun & Mr.
Dub T, and Gabe Rosales.
Jehuniko collaborated with
musicians representing such musical hotbeds as Puerto Rico,
Costa Rica, and even as far as Denmark. The project was
hosted by DJ Flako of Guatemala, arranged by Anura of DRUM
studio, and mixed by Omar Loya.
For this new project,
Jehuniko placed an emphasis on collaborating with musicians
that he had previously toured or worked with in the past.
The Left Coast MC and spoken word artist has performed with
many of the artists throughout Europe and Latin America.
He describes his opportunity to work with fellow Hip Hop
artists such as Huba and Enoch a blessing to his career.
Artwork from the album was
handled by City of Angels native Michael Alvarez, while
Jehuniko remained busy coordinating the project and working on
promotional videos. For his own lyrical contribution to
the album, Jehuniko temporarily converted his home into a
studio, where he recorded over 27 songs in just over three
Watch the commercial for "Guerra
de la Mente" below. Can't see the video on your phone?
Click Here to watch it on Youtube.