Video for the first single:
"Since it’s inception, the corruption of Hip Hop as an art form has been total and ruthless in it’s bold-faced coercion. Thankfully parts of the underground have continued using the medium for it’s original purpose; as the voice of the people in times of universal deceit." -EyeKnowHipHop
We live in a time of unprecedented mental and physical slavery, injustice and suffering. This is an often ignored element of the context; the pain inflicted on innocent lives from second to second is incomprehensible and so most of us, in our subconscious despair, deny the ability of change.
However, we also live in a time of mass compassion! As those of you with clear perspectives work to see the full context and thus achieve freedom both inwardly and outwardly.
Lyrically this album is a journey through a play of perspectives and an ode to searching for the Context.
The Context is an emancipated perspective; it is a sword which when wielded masterfully can destroy delusions, obliterate oppression and balance the scales of justice. A person who walks with two feet firmly in the ground of the Context sees people, power and planet for what they truly are.
This person displays great swordsmanship in the battlefield we have created all over the globe. Ultimately, when the context is realised, the only path left to walk is the path of peace.
released 30 January 2014
Vocals and lyrics by Joshua Virasami.
Scratches by Lewis McNeill aka DJ Defunkt.
Bass on tracks 8 and 9 by Govind Sandhu.
Mixed and Mastered by Marrik Shearer and MLD Music.
Produced/Engineered/Recorded/Arranged by Gurpal Singh Walia.
Recorded in Heston Village, London for Spiritual Gorilla Records.