the big payback vol. 3

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This time around, Amerigo takes on James Brown in “The Big Payback Vol lll”. In the third and latest offering from “The Big Payback” summer mix series, the producer follows the exceptionally awesome first and second volumes from the legendary DJ Scratch and master craftsman, J. Period.

Bringing together a fantasy league of all-stars for his “J.B. and The Soul Mates” tribute concept, the producer’s latest offers an alternative to the sometimes uninspired, profit-driven, posthumously released albums. With guest appearances from Bob Marley, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Fela Kuti, The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, and more, Amerigo pays tribute to the God Father of Soul with a re-imagined set of co-conspirators. Free download here or here.

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red hot + fela

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RED HOT dropped their upcoming Fela Kuti tribute album entitled “RED HOT + FELA”. The compilation is set to have various contemporary musicians and recording artists pay homage to the late great Fela Kuti, who unexpectedly passed away from complications brought on by the AIDS virus in 1997. The album features thirteen Fela tracks, all remade by popular artist from the likes of legendary afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen, fellow drummer ?uestlove of The Roots, TV On The Radio members, Baloji, Nneka, Spoek Mathambo, Just A Band, Zaki Ibrahim, Tune-Yards, Angelique Kidjo and Akua Naura. The album is out on Knitting Factory Records. Order direct or on iTunes.

Get a free download of “Buy Africa” featuring Baloji & L’Orchestre De La Katuba and Kuku here. The album is avaiable for streaming via npr.


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fela soul

fela soul

“Fela Soul” is a musical tapestry created by Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazaway. It’s A 8-track, 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems. Using dozens of hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist Fela Kuti, and 8 carefully-chosen acapellas from the rap trio De La Soul. Free download via bandcamp.

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Bob Marley – Natural Mystic
Augustus Pablo – East Of The River Nile
Funki Porcini – Dubble (Organ Swell)
Quantic – Absence Heard, Presence Felt
Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blond
Bamboos – Get In The Scene
Fela Kuti – Lady
Maceo Parker – Soul Power 74
Lyrics Born & Poets of Rhythm – Changed My Mind