ELMNT & Boko Maru (Crimson) collaborated about a year ago and created "The Mentalist Handbook Of Shadowboxing Through Universes". Combining five instrumentals from respected producers they created a 13 minute audible experience. Jay Montenegro in his directorial debut created a short-film to accompany the free project.

"Anime and Hip Hop have an underrated bond, I don't know where it comes from but it is best displayed by the late Nujabes through his production on the “Samurai Champloo” TV series. That was my inspiration behind this 13 minute short film. I chopped up a few of my favorite anime flicks and edited them using “The Mentalist Handbook of Shadowboxing Through Universes” as the soundtrack. The footage was lifted from; Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Afro Samurai, Ghost in The Shell, and Cowboy Bebop respectively. "

Roll something then press play.

- Jay Montenegro

Download Mixtape: elmnt.bandcamp.com/album/the-mentalist-handbook-of-shadowboxing-through-universes

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