Seun rips today’s commercial hip-hop artists a new one, talks about polygamy and monogamy (“one wife too many”), his dream collabo, and how he’ll keep the afrobeat flame alive forever. (As Seun and Fela’s  fans like to quote, the elder Kuti’s name  is an acronym for “For Ever Lives Afrobeat” – or “Africa” – you choose.)

According to Rolling Stone, Seun’s sophomore album, From Africa With Fury: Rise, co-produced with Brian Eno, simply “burns.” Backed by his father’s band Egypt 80, he’ll def be burning it up at the Propsect Park Bandshell tomorrow night (FREE!) and follows up with an  intimate set at S.O.B‘s next Wednesday.

More tour dates after the jump.

July 22, Celebrate Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY

July 23, Grassroots Festival, Trumansburg NY

July 24, Hillside Festival, Guelph, Ontario

July 27, SOB’s, NYC

July 29, Manuel Artime Theater, Miami FL

July 30, FloydFest X, Floyd VA


  • Nguveren

    Seun baby, you said it like it is!!! Big up Fela, big up 9ja…

  • Moshood

    Just cool………………

  • sammysoul

    Agree with Seun in regards to commercial Rap music (don’t call it hip-hop). But it’s been like that for 15+ years. The real hip-hop is underground and alive and well, always will be.

  • mallam

    Check out Babas Shadow at Felaspirarions in Buka Brooklyn.
    Big up Ewele Omo Abami !!

  • Prince

    You said it right, Brother Seun Kuti! “Selling your brother and sister for a buck” everybody say Yer! Yer!

  • ClassicBeatz

    I agree with him on some points…

  • BigRed

    Preach on Seun!

  • http://@johnjalil360 Yayajamal

    I agree 100% hiphop has lost its meaning and mcs have lost there nerve

  • Tom van Mourik

    Man, I saw Seun and his group performing in Bamako and they burned up the whole place!! Do not miss this group and especially the Nigerian dancing ladies! haha