Jamaican-born singer-songwriter, poet and producer, JAH9 is still reelin’ from the release of her new studio album titled 9. She has graciously allowed us to share with you in a FREE download of her new song “Humble Mi”…
You can download Jah9’s new track, “Humble Mi,”, for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, October 22nd, 2016.
Jah9 – “Humble Mi” – Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
Jah9’s “Humble Mi” Background:
Jah9 released her new studio album 9, on 9/9/16 via VP Records/Steam Chalice Records. If that’s not enough, and in case you were wondering, this album includes 9 total tracks.
As Jah9 points out, 2016 is the year of the number 9: 2+0+1+6=9. When speaking of the album and the symbolism behind the number 9, Jah9 expresses, “The number 9 is very intentional. It represents the unfolding of the spiral, a renewal in preparation for what is ahead. The Unknown is being embraced and no fear of the darkness: the feminine. The Year of Nine (2+0+1+6) brings this energy. It is thus a most appropriate time to share this vibration.”
Jah9 is as real as it gets with her art, message and purpose. Her sophomore album, 9, is a release of that art that is as lyrical as it is soulful over bass-driven melodies with a jazzy swagger accented by a healthy balance of bubbling reggae riddims. Collaborators on the album include Andrew Campbell, Brecht De Beover, Wayne ‘Unga’ Thompson and Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith.
As for the Leak of the Week with “Humble Mi,” Jah9 tells The Pier: “This song was inspired by my whole journey and life unfolding, teaching me that knowing is not the journey because you will always have to know more. The journey is peace, love and balancing the energies within.”
You can pick up Jah9’s new album 9 on iTunes by clicking HERE!
The product of a strong upbringing, by two hard working culturally and politically engaged parents, Jah9 (born Janine Cunningham) is also a university graduate, a multidisciplinary yoga instructor, a youth at risk counselor and a slamming dub-poet champion. The combination of intellectual rigor, real world activism and lyrical musicality is well on display in her sophomore album ‘9.’ Thematically, there is no slacking in spiritual advocacy, oppositional militancy or honed and focused tunefulness.
VP Records CEO Chris Chin puts it best when he made his statement upon his signing of the artist by stating: “We are excited to share Jah9’s fusion of reggae, jazz and spoken word to the world. She exemplifies the meaning of multi-talented – boasting sharp songwriting and production skills matched with her soulful voice – and exudes a presence and spirit that resonates with the listener. She has something unique and special that will carry on for generations to come.”
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Huge thanks again to Jah9 for allowing us to share “Humble Mi” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
Watch: JAH9 – “Humble Mi”