Tuesday’s Hot Sneak Peek Jam of the Day: Tune-Yards, Angelique Kidjo, ?uestlove, and Akua Naru (Epic Fela Kuti Tribute)

Wow,

Can’t say much about this other than damn! This is a hot song. It has all the love and talent  you want in a sick super group. “Lady” is a well-known Fela Kuti song and this killing squads tributes his iconic music well and perfectly. Akua Naru has been a favorite female hip artist of mine along side Jean Grae for some time. Basically, the talent on this album is undeniable. It has everything a rhythm and soul heavy Fela Kuti Song needs. The song has hot sick nasty pocket coming from  
?uestlove, sick hip hop from Naru, powerful soulful vocals from Angelique Kidjo and heavy tUnE-yArDs accompaniment/looping. Not to mention the album has stellar production as well. The album, (RED) Hot + FELA, will be released on Knitting Factory Records and is a tribute to Fela Kuti and launches in the fall. This album plays a role in raise to zero campaign “to raise funding and awareness to help deliver an AIDS Free Generation by 2015, a critical milestone in the fight against AIDS.” The virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is part of the eight Millennium Development Goals, which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS by the target date of 2015.

This album, this song, this effort sweats sexy awesomeness–there is no doubt about that. I guarantee that you will be blasting this cut on repeat throughout the day and dropping your head and hands to every angle of rhythmic bliss that this song exemplifies.
Proceeds from this single will be donated to the charity as well so get out there and support

 

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