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Video: Young Fathers 'The Guide'

Watch an experimental lyric video for African hip-hop group Young Fathers' latest single "The Guide."


Young Fathers' adopted logo of the veiled head of  a North African/Middle Eastern revolutionary fighter waves on the screen in the experimental lyric video for their latest single "The Guide." The track, presumably from their forthcoming Tape Two release, shows forward movement from the group as their usual distorted-drum rap approach gives way to an acoustic guitar breakdown and infectious harmonized refrain.  Watch below, read our interview with Young Fathers and check out their recent Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape. Download "The Guide" for free on their soundcloud.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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