Longtime collaborators Karma and Jai Nitai Lotus present their full length project titled “The Honest Truth LP”. Lotus is a staple on WIB while Karma was featured on Lotus’s one off single Monday a while back.
The Honest Truth LP is a 15 track project with a whole lot of offer especially with the soundscape from Jazz, African and South American rhythms, HipHop amongst others. The upbeat project invokes mid 90s, early 00s underground rap on an updated tip. The lyrical chemistry between the 2 collaborators is noteworthy as nothing seems forced so expect nothing but that raw uncut from start to finish.
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“Karma and I have been working together since meeting in 2002 at a talent show. We really hit it off in terms of influences and style and over the years we shared many moments on stage and in the studio. We recorded “The Honest Truth” LP in between 2003-2007 and was supposed to drop 2008 (on PTR records), as a follow-up to our “The Notice EP” (2006), but we both got lost in solo projects and it never happened. After the real strong response to our “Monday” song/ video (off my ‘One- Off’ series) a couple weeks ago we felt like it would be a good holiday-freebie, before the New Year.
This project is really close to our hearts and was recorded during a special time in the scene here in Montreal. Turf Builder (pre-Art Beat, similar idea) was going on, Karma and I were doing monthlys at Jello Bar (closed now) and really getting a lot of people hip to our sound. The music really speaks for itself: soulful, honest, raw hip hop shit. I produced the the entire album and Karma and I go back and forth on the rhymes. Not a thing has been changed to this project and it still sounds fresh to the ear. The few select cats who had copies of it over the years would always mention it to us like “when are y’all going to put out The Honest Truth?! its still so relevant today”…testimony to timeless music perhaps?:) Karma and I sat down recently and listened to it to make sure it was a move we would both still felt good about taking. When listening we were surprised on how some of the shit we were rapping about is more relevant to us today then it was then…music is funny like that. “