Great new music from France based duo Backpack Jax( Cuban American Mauika and Iraqi Frenchman Boogie Monsta) who are described as: “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, born & bred on Golden Era Hip Hop, who cite music legends Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis and Nina Simone as their greatest influences.”

I know that you’ll agree when you press play that this music is good and grown!

Remember the Future (Preview) by BackpackJax

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.