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Fela Kuti x James Brown 'Funky Black President'

Amerigo Gazaway blends the godfathers of soul & afrobeat in Fela Kuti x James Brown "Funky Black President"


Amerigo Gazaway, the man behind the meticulously mashed-up Fela Soul and Yasiin Gayereturns with The Big Payback Vol. 3: J.B. & The Soulmates — a 7-track collection that revisits and reworks 'The Godfather of Soul' himself James Brown with a number of other musical legends. On "Funky Black President," Amerigo crafts a powerful, brass-backed blend of JB and the afrobeat king Fela Kuti, with sprinkled verses from Jeru The Damaja. Stream the 'Fela Brown' track below and check out the full release for more JB remixes with Bob Marley, Nas, Busta Rhymes, The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, and more.

Music

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi Kuti, RIMON, Joeboy, Makhalanjalo, Tayc and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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