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Gonjasufi

b. 1978 | ORIGIN: UNITED STATES

Dreadlocked San Diego-bred yoga instructor Sumach Ecks (who also travels under the names Sumach Valentine and Randy Johnson) turned from rapping with the Masters of the Universe crew and DJ-ing with Killowattz to focus on his solo endeavors under the name Gonjasufi. In 2006, around the time he relocated from beach shores to the desert to teach yoga in Las Vegas, he crossed paths with underground hip-hop staples Gaslamp Killer and Flying Lotus while visiting Los Angeles, and the three established a bond. Ecks, who had been making lo-fi psychedelic hip-hop for his own enjoyment (mainly on CD-Rs), recruited the two beatmakers to produce songs for him, which he would later enhance with his distinctive raspy vocals. (Spotify)

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"there is a touch of Indian music that he samples directly"

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