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Fela Kuti x Pharrell 'Happy Mentality'

Download a blend of Fela Kuti and Pharrell from Seattle's dj100proof in "Happy Mentality."


We'd been waiting for this one to come along. Seattle's dj100proof comes through with the inevitable mash-up of Pharrell's massive hit "Happy" — which has gotten a lot of love from Cameroonian and Cotonou video remakes —  with Fela Kuti's "Colonial Mentality" from 1977's Opposite People/Sorrow Tears and Blood. As dj100proof writes on his website, "I thought the shuffle tempo, driving bass lines and horns of Fela Kuti could provide a nice backdrop, so I chopped up his classic." Download his blend of Fela Kuti and Pharrell in "Happy Mentality" below.

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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