Seun Kuti, Black Thought Releasing ‘African Dreams’ EP December 9

Seun Kuti, the legendary Afrobeat family scion, is releasing a new EP with Black Thought,
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Lagos, Nigeria, November 14--On Friday, December 9, Seun Kuti, the legendary Afrobeat family scion, is releasing a new EP with Black Thought, the co-founder and MC of Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show house band The Roots. The record, titled African Dreams, is comprised of three hip-hop remixes of songs from Seun Kuti & Egypt 80’s 2018 Grammy®-nominated Black Times and is produced by Molotov, mixed by Q Million, mastered by Chris Athens, and distributed by AWAL, with album artwork by Oddhouse.

The duo released an animated music video for the record’s lead single, “Kuku Kee Me (Remix),” on September 22, before the track dropped on September 23. The song is an official soundtrack selection for FIFA 23 that perfectly marries the artists’ unique but global perspectives, combing funky beats and blistering verses to share the message of “people power” in the world today.

The two previously worked together on Common’s single “When We Move,” which debuted worldwide for UN World Oceans Day before a performance on The Tonight Show, with footage of Seun Kuti at The New Afrika Shrine in Lagos intercut with Common, Black Thought, and The Roots live on-stage at Rockefeller Center in New York.

This new album follows Seun Kuti & Egypt 80’s June 24 release of Live at Clout Studios, a two-track EP recorded at the renowned premises of Cool FM 96.9 on Victoria Island in Lagos. It also comes at the end of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80’s whirlwind international tour, which began in Leeds on June 1 and concluded in Madrid on November 7, hitting stops at major festivals and unique venues across the US, UK, and Europe along the way.

The tracklist is as follows:
1. “African Dreams (Remix)”
2. “Bad Man Lighter (Remix)”
3. “Kuku Kee Me (Remix)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnL-Yj-Oimc

Footage of Seun Kuti at The New Afrika Shrine: https://felakuti.com/us/legacy/new-afrika-shrine

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