Neneh Cherry x Afrika Baby Bam - "Nina" [prod. Four Tet]
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.