Al Green & Lauryn Hill's lovechild, Backpack Jax, are an international Hip Hop group based in France. Children of political refugees, Boogie Monsta (Iraqi Frenchman) and Mauikai (Cuban American) are 80's babies from opposite sides of the planet who were born and bred on golden era Hip Hop. Their eclectic backgrounds offered up diverse inspirations, including some of music's greats like Stevie Wonder and Jazz legends Miles Davis and Nina Simone.
Paying homage to one their greatest influences from the Jazz world, Nina Simone, the pair have flipped Ms. Simone's classic, "Feeling Good" this week as an exclusive 2nd single, leading up to their October 4th release, "Remember the Future" on Is That Jazz ? Records / Believe Digital.
released March 23, 2011
A BACKPACK JAX PRODUCTION
Produced by Backpack Jax - BOOGIE MONSTA & MAUIKAI
Written & Performed by BOOGIE MONSTA & MAUIKAI (A. Adam/SACEM, M. Gold/BMI)
All Instruments played by BOOGIE MONSTA*
Arrangements BOOGIE MONSTA & MAUIKAI
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by BOOGIE MONSTA at Ideal Studios - Nantes, France & ITJ? Studios - Miami, Florida (US)
*Cuts by DJ DJO aka OH SH!T
(Contains samples from Nina Simone's "Feeling Good")
Cover Art & Graphic Design BOOGIE MONSTA
Photography MR. GUEP