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Audio + Video: 'Fela Soul' Fela Kuti x De La Soul

Amerigo Gazaway put together two greats in this blend of afrobeat rhythms and hip-hop gems. Watch a found-footage preview clip for Fela Soul, stream and download the album in its entirety.

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Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazaway put together two towering greats in this 8-track, 33 minute, blend of afrobeat rhythms and hip-hop gems. The Nashville-based producer handpicked dozens of samples from Fela Kuti's illustrious catalog and combined them with 8 acapellas that span over a decade of De La Soul classics.

Watch a found-footage preview clip for Fela Soul above, stream and download the album in its entirety below. Redman, MF Doom, and Gorillaz also made the cut. Pretty dope hearing the L.I. trio's raps over Fela's sax and Tony Allen beats. For more head over to Gummy Soul.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

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