Zulu Guru
by Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X

— Released 5th November 2012

Zulu Guru is the first full-length collaboration from singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer/emcee MeLo-X. Both Jesse and MeLo-X have critically acclaimed self-released albums and duets.With Zulu Guru, they bring together a solid collection of songs that reflect and define a new direction in Hip Hop and R&B, both lyrically and musically. This new sound is rooted in traditional soul music, adding elements from multiple genres to serve a purely unique and honest look at moder...

Zulu Guru is the first full-length collaboration from singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer/emcee MeLo-X. Both Jesse and MeLo-X have critically acclaimed self-released albums and duets.With Zulu Guru, they bring together a solid collection of songs that reflect and define a new direction in Hip Hop and R&B, both lyrically and musically. This new sound is rooted in traditional soul music, adding elements from multiple genres to serve a purely unique and honest look at modern romance. With Zulu Guru, Jesse and MeLo-X absorb influences from around the world into the production including Afro-Beat, West Indian, and Electronic Soul - expanding their brand and message wordlwide. Zulu Guru also features emerging singers Chris Turner and Mara Hruby, rapper MoRuF, style mavens Joshua Kissi & Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette and wordsmiths Kesed, Trae Harris and Joekenneth Museau.

"The history of the ZuLu is one rich with stories of royalty, valor and the warrior spirit.  In an age of creative freedom through the use of social networks we have become warriors of free expression. Never bound by the shackles of genre, we travel and shift through musical landscapes breaking down barriers in the process. Our approach to music is similar to that of the spirited tribal warrior; conquering new land as we travel the world winning wars through romance. As we venture into a new level in our careers, we continue to embody the Zulu warrior spirit while elaborating on the romantic qualities in everyday life.

The greatest minds are the ones that connect wholeheartedly with their artistic visions and do all they can to make it reality. The Guru in us all simply craves evolution and tranquility which comes with experience, which is simply the process in which we become more and more true to ourselves: being able to acknowledge our flaws and mistakes and wrongdoings and grow for the better. 

In this music there is honesty; pure understanding or putting forth the effort to understand the emotions that make us do what we do.  We write to express and highlight things within ourselves and our culture that we feel hold some sort of significance, good or bad. We deeply connect with the many cultures of the world, traveling and over-involving ourselves with awareness. This music we bring to you is a sonic form of connection, a humbling form of passion, and the advancement of art in form of romance."

Zulu Guru
by Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X

— Released 5th November 2012

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Tracklist

  • CD
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  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    Zulu Guru I ft. Trae Harris
  2. 2
    I'm New Here
  3. 3
    Black Orpheus
  4. 4
    Change Of Heart ft. MoRuf, Chris Turner
  5. 5
    Broken Wings
  6. 6
    Schwaza ft. JoeKenneth
  7. 7
    The Perfect Blues ft. Jesse Boykins III
  8. 8
    Searching Her Ways
  9. 9
    Primal Chance ft Mara Hruby, Jesse Boykins III
  10. 10
    Strange Recreation ft. Jesse Boykins III
  11. 11
    Tribe Of Stafa ft. MeLo-X
  12. 12
    Better For You (feat. Ango)  (Remix)
  13. 13
    Outta My Mind ft. Chris Turner, Jesse Boykins III
  14. 14
    Zulu Guru II ft. Kesed
  15. 15
    Schwaza Culture ft. Street Etiquette
  16.  
    Play All (15)
  1. 1
    Zulu Guru I ft. Trae Harris
  2. 2
    I'm New Here
  3. 3
    Black Orpheus
  4. 4
    Change Of Heart ft. MoRuf, Chris Turner
  5. 5
    Broken Wings
  6. 6
    Schwaza ft. JoeKenneth
  7. 7
    The Perfect Blues ft. Jesse Boykins III
  8. 8
    Searching Her Ways
  9. 9
    Primal Chance ft Mara Hruby, Jesse Boykins III
  10. 10
    Strange Recreation ft. Jesse Boykins III
  11. 11
    Tribe Of Stafa ft. MeLo-X
  12. 12
    Better For You (feat. Ango)  (Remix)
  13. 13
    Outta My Mind ft. Chris Turner, Jesse Boykins III
  14. 14
    Zulu Guru II ft. Kesed
  15. 15
    Schwaza Culture ft. Street Etiquette
  16.  
    Play All (15)
  1. 1
    Zulu Guru I ft. Trae Harris
  2. 2
    I'm New Here
  3. 3
    Black Orpheus
  4. 4
    Change Of Heart ft. MoRuf, Chris Turner
  5. 5
    Broken Wings
  6. 6
    Schwaza ft. JoeKenneth
  7. 7
    The Perfect Blues ft. Jesse Boykins III
  8. 8
    Searching Her Ways
  9. 9
    Primal Chance ft Mara Hruby, Jesse Boykins III
  10. 10
    Strange Recreation ft. Jesse Boykins III
  11. 11
    Tribe Of Stafa ft. MeLo-X
  12. 12
    Better For You (feat. Ango)  (Remix)
  13. 13
    Outta My Mind ft. Chris Turner, Jesse Boykins III
  14. 14
    Zulu Guru II ft. Kesed
  15. 15
    Schwaza Culture ft. Street Etiquette
  16.  
    Play All (15)
  1. 1
    Zulu Guru I ft. Trae Harris
  2. 2
    I'm New Here
  3. 3
    Black Orpheus
  4. 4
    Change Of Heart ft. MoRuf, Chris Turner
  5. 5
    Broken Wings
  6. 6
    Schwaza ft. JoeKenneth
  7. 7
    The Perfect Blues ft. Jesse Boykins III
  8. 8
    Searching Her Ways
  9. 9
    Primal Chance ft Mara Hruby, Jesse Boykins III
  10. 10
    Strange Recreation ft. Jesse Boykins III
  11. 11
    Tribe Of Stafa ft. MeLo-X
  12. 12
    Better For You (feat. Ango)  (Remix)
  13. 13
    Outta My Mind ft. Chris Turner, Jesse Boykins III
  14. 14
    Zulu Guru II ft. Kesed
  15. 15
    Schwaza Culture ft. Street Etiquette
  16.  
    Play All (15)

Zulu Guru is the first full-length collaboration from singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer/emcee MeLo-X. Both Jesse and MeLo-X have critically acclaimed self-released albums and duets.With Zulu Guru, they bring together a solid collection of songs that reflect and define a new direction in Hip Hop and R&B, both lyrically and musically. This new sound is rooted in traditi...

Zulu Guru is the first full-length collaboration from singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer/emcee MeLo-X. Both Jesse and MeLo-X have critically acclaimed self-released albums and duets.With Zulu Guru, they bring together a solid collection of songs that reflect and define a new direction in Hip Hop and R&B, both lyrically and musically. This new sound is rooted in traditional soul music, adding elements from multiple genres to serve a purely unique and honest look at modern romance. With Zulu Guru, Jesse and MeLo-X absorb influences from around the world into the production including Afro-Beat, West Indian, and Electronic Soul - expanding their brand and message wordlwide. Zulu Guru also features emerging singers Chris Turner and Mara Hruby, rapper MoRuF, style mavens Joshua Kissi & Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette and wordsmiths Kesed, Trae Harris and Joekenneth Museau.

"The history of the ZuLu is one rich with stories of royalty, valor and the warrior spirit.  In an age of creative freedom through the use of social networks we have become warriors of free expression. Never bound by the shackles of genre, we travel and shift through musical landscapes breaking down barriers in the process. Our approach to music is similar to that of the spirited tribal warrior; conquering new land as we travel the world winning wars through romance. As we venture into a new level in our careers, we continue to embody the Zulu warrior spirit while elaborating on the romantic qualities in everyday life.

The greatest minds are the ones that connect wholeheartedly with their artistic visions and do all they can to make it reality. The Guru in us all simply craves evolution and tranquility which comes with experience, which is simply the process in which we become more and more true to ourselves: being able to acknowledge our flaws and mistakes and wrongdoings and grow for the better. 

In this music there is honesty; pure understanding or putting forth the effort to understand the emotions that make us do what we do.  We write to express and highlight things within ourselves and our culture that we feel hold some sort of significance, good or bad. We deeply connect with the many cultures of the world, traveling and over-involving ourselves with awareness. This music we bring to you is a sonic form of connection, a humbling form of passion, and the advancement of art in form of romance."