An instrumental story of love, failure, and hurt told by a man that is healing.
I made these "sounds" during a time in my life which I was battling depression, insecurity, guilt, stress, and self-destructive behavior. I couldn't find the words to describe what I was going through...so I made rough instrumentals. I didn't know it at the time, but I was tapping into my soul.
I didn't listen to these beats for almost six years. They brought me back to the emotional state that I was in, and I hated them. Ultimately, I came to peace with this time of my life. Each beat has a story behind it. I use my favorite movie, "Love Jones," as a background to this instrumental story of my life.
Link: Below The Clouds| A Mufali.MC Instrumental Story (podbean.com)
This album was my prequel to hope. This album represents the beginning of a massive change in my life, which I could not see at the time.
I dropped this instrumental mixtape in 2016, four years after I had initially released my first couple of albums. So many things can change within four years. I remember this 2016 year being a time of change and transition.
In my opinion, the sound of this album was less rugged and more jazz-influenced, perhaps inspired by hope. The concept of this album is centered on there being 24 hours in a day, and each track represents an emotion that is felt.
Link: 24 | Mufali.mc (bandcamp.com)
My father took my brother and me on a much-needed trip to New York City in 2010. At that time, I was without a job, on the verge of an emotional breakdown, and in the midst of a long battle with depression. Still, even with all of that trauma going on, this excursion was a godsend, providing me with just enough time to experience New York City life. I ate soul food in Harlem and witnessed gentrification in Brooklyn. I marveled at the buildings in Manhattan and felt the spirit of the Wu on Staten Island. NYC gave me life, and for that reason alone, the city has a special place in my heart.
This album was my ode to NYC, paying homage to a city that greeted me with open arms.
Link: 24 Hour Booth | Mufali.mc (bandcamp.com)
This was the first instrumental album, and I was angry, hence the album cover. My life was crumbling around me, and I was emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually tired.
And yet, all that anger produced this album, a sonic time capsule of the raw emotions that I felt at the time. I appreciate being able to go back and listen to this album and hear my rage, honesty, and emotional depth.
Link: Stereo Revolt | Mufali.mc (bandcamp.com)