Meshell Ndegeocello & Cody ChesnuTT

Meshell Ndegeocello and Cody ChesnuTT have teamed up for a cover of the Nina Simone anthem “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” from Meshell’s forthcoming album of Nina Simone covers, Pour Une Ame Souveraine: A Dedication To Nina Simone.  With Cody handling vocals and Meshell on arrangement and production duties, the duo effortlessly do justice the song’s timeless message.

Get a free download of “To Be Young Gifted And Black” at Essence.com

Pour Une Ame Souveraine: A Dedication To Nina Simone is in stores October 9th. Pre-order now on Amazon!


  • Essence link is already broken.

  • Richard Hobbs

    Listened too the track yesterday with Cody and meshell, can’t wait for the album to drop, have tickets to see her when she stops in Chicago in November, ……very impressed…