to be young, gifted and black

Meshell Ndegeocello Pour Une Âme Souveraine - To Be Young Gifted And Black feat. CodyChesnuTT

Meshell Ndegeocello and Cody ChesnuTT teamed up for a cover of the Nina Simone anthem “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” (free download here) from Meshell’s forthcoming tenth album of “Pour Une Ame Souveraine” a dedication to Nina Simone featuring Toshi Reagon, Sinead O’Connor, Lizz Wright, Valerie June and Tracy Wannomae. With Cody handling vocals and Meshell on arrangement and production duties, the duo effortlessly do justice the song’s timeless message. Pre-order now via Amazon, release is October 8th.

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