2016 saw the release of Callus, the first studio album in four years from the elusive Southern Californian rapper/singer/producer Gonjasufi. It proved to be a guttural experience; a rugged and edged collection built alongside a cast of local collaborators. Callus also showed that Sumach Ecks' time away from the spotlight was more reflective than anything; his candid approach and musical direction spoke directly to a new generation of artists and fans losing their sanity within contemporary society. Callus found the producer tapping into a new reserve of creative inspiration and intention.
This newfound desire has now manifested a versatile collection of remixes, covers and original music from Gonjasufi and his people, aptly titled, Mandela Effect. It's a scientific concept of false memories compounding upon themselves, creating false truths. The term was coined after a collective 'misremembering' of Nelson Mandela's death in prison in the 1980's. Mandela Effect features contributions from the likes of Shabazz Palaces, Daddy G of Massive Attack, Anna Wise, Moor Mother, Innsyter, Ras G, Perera Elsewhere and a slew of his San Diego brethren.