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Young Fathers Make Their U.S. Late Night TV Debut On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Young Fathers make their U.S. late night TV debut with a performance of 'Get Up' and 'Low' on Jimmy Kimmel Live.


In addition to putting out one of our favorite releases so far in 2014, Young Fathers are sneakily becoming the year's most memorable live act. We saw their otherworldly presence firsthand back in March at Okayplayer's Official SXSW Showcase, where the Scottish/Liberian/Nigerian trio was backed by a full string section. Since then they've continued to rattle walls on their DEAD tour, including a stop at Electrowerkz in London (which you can watch here) and a roof-shaking studio session at KEXP. Most recently YF hit Jimmy Kimmel Live in L.A. to perform their haywire revolutionary anthem "Get Up" and their anti-ethereal hyper-ballad "Low." Watch Young Fathers claim the late night throne in the videos 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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