Brooklyn rapper Maassai and New Jersey producer J Words have announced their second H31R album. On November 17, the duo will release HeadSpace via the Ninja Tune imprint Big Dada. Watch the music video for the lead single “Backwards” below.
“Working on the visual for ‘Backwards’ was a great experience and we’re really glad to see our vision come to life after having the concept for so long,” H31R said of their new visual in a statement. “We got to both pay homage to creatives we admire and also create something new with it.”
“Backwards” director Mike Weir added, “When H31R approached me to do the video I was all giddy cause I loved the idea of making a video like the Pharcyde’s ‘Drop.’ I think we’ve made something special and I hope people out there enjoy it.”
Maassai and JWords released their H31R debut, Ve·loc·i·ty, in September 2020. The artists have also worked together on “My Name Jack?,” With the Shifts, and more.
Read the 2022 feature “With Her Heady Flow and Fierce Loyalty, Maassai Is Repping Brooklyn for Life” and learn about JWords’ Self-Connection in “26 Great Records You May Have Missed: Winter 2022.”
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01 Glitch in Time
04 Big Bang
05 Glass Ceiling [ft. Semiratruth]
06 At Ease (Interlude)
07 Train of Thought
08 Shadow Self
10 All Over the Place
11 Right Here
12 Down Down Bb [ft. Quelle Chris]
14 Air it Out