September 17, 2011

3 Feet High & Rising

What do you get when you put together afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and rap pioneers De La Soul? You get Fela Soul; a musical tapestry created by Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazaway. More than just a clever title, Fela Soul is an 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 and political figure Fela Kuti, and 8 carefully-chosen acapellas from the Native Tongue rap trio De La Soul, Amerigo seamlessly intertwines the two into something completely new and original. 


  1. Dude, excellent! Can't wait to hear it!

  2. Amerigo Gazaway has worked hard ,put a lot of soul in it and created an inspiring mix.kudos

    3feet high and rising !

  3. Great and Excellent Mi, thank you very much. There is a simillar compilation: Red Hot + Riot- The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti I have it for some time but newer wanted to post it because it's intent was collecting money to fight aids, If you trust my words it is an worthy compilation. Here are some names Res, Tony Allen, Ray Lema, Baaba Maal, Positive Black Soul and Archie Shepp, Cheikh Lo, Les Nubians and Manu Dibango, Femi Kuti, Macy Gray, Nile Rodgers & Roy Hargrove, Djelimady Tounkara...

  4. Thanks Kokolo :) I have the CD long time... like most of the red hot series...

    but I did not listen to it lately...

    open and close

    right on...