CunninLynguists Announce New Album "Pink Azura Njano" & Drop First Single
#DXclusive: Kno describes the inspiration behind the group's next LP.
Six years have passed since CunninLynguists released an album, but that is about to change. The trio has announced a new LP entitled Rosa Azura Njano which will be out on October 6.
The group also premiered the first single, "Violet (The Upper part of the Room)," along with their unveiling of the LP's cover art and the tracklist. The 12-track release is produced entirely by CunninLynguists' Deacon The Villain and Kno.
"The album, originally titled Chromesthesia, is about the title character, Rosa Azura Njano, and his journey to find herself and figure out her own history — that leads to an interesting discovery for the last track on the album," Kno said to HipHopDX. "Its name represents the three physical primary colors and thought it would be interesting to see if the path of someone who could hear colours' is used as a personification of the black music of the American roots of the agitation. This is not a political album necessarily, but definitely has a socio-political inclinations. Although, I'm not sure if we could make a record that is not in these days and times, of truth. Mainly, it is a celebration of black music and the different styles and messages and, in general impact it has had on the American culture and in the world."
Dedicated fans of Deacon, Kno & Natti will recognize the title includes the names of two previously released EPs, the Pink and the Azura, which were available at the group's Bandcamp page. As it turns out, the EPs were just teasers for the full-length album, which features songs from the projects, as well as previously unheard tracks.
Check out the cover art and tracklist for CunninLynguists' Rose Azura Njano below. Listen to "Violet" above and pre-order the album now on iTunes.
1. Red, White & Blues f. Jason Coffey
3. Red Bird
4. Violet (The Upper Part Of The Room)
5. Gone f. Trizz
6. Any Way The Wind Blows
7. Mr. Morganfield And The Lady Of The Waters (O