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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.

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Stream A-Reece and L.A. Rapper Joey Fatts’ New Song ‘Where You At’

A-Reece and L.A. rapper Joey Fatts release their first collaborative single ahead of their upcoming mixtape.

South African emcee A-Reece is teaming up with L.A. counterpart Joey Fatts for a collaborative project. The two emcees announced the project in April and have since whet fans' appetites with a new song.

"Where You At" is a soulful banger that is built on a deep bassline and an assortment of strings, keys and pads. Producer Nickdow aligns the song's several layers so perfectly he leaves plenty of space which A-Reece and Joey Fatts fill with heartfelt raps.

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