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Neneh Cherry

Neneh Cherry teamed up with Afrika Baby Bam (of Jungle Brothers fame) for this spoken word duet over a rhythmic bed of tribal drums produced by Four Tet. I always knew that the Native Tongues and the whole Buffalo Posse movement were spiritual cousins but here the two mesh perfectly on a timeless Black Atlantic riddim that feels like the most progressive moments of 1990 yet remaining totally fresh. Check it out below and let’s hope for more JBs/Neneh experiments will be forthcoming, in the vein of Cherry’s jazzy reimagining of MF DOOM on The Thing.

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