Nigerian musician Seun Kuti and hip-hop veteran Black Thought have reconvened for new remix EP African Dreams. On Friday, the two artists released the three-track EP with production courtesy of Molotov, nearly two months following the release of “Kuku Kee Me (Remix).”
The remix EP is Kuti and Black Thought’s second collaboration following their appearance on Common’s 2021 song “When We Move” from the artist’s 14th album A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2. The “Kuku Kee Me (Remix)” was also featured on the official soundtrack of FIFA 23.
African Dreams also comes just one month after the conclusion of Kuti’s international tour with Egypt 80, which ended in Madrid on November 7.
“This EP is something new. I don’t think that something like this has been done before,” Kuti, the son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, said in a statement. “Many people used to remix songs, hip-hop songs, but I think that this EP is the beginning of a new wave — Afrobeat and hip-hop, a new beginning of a musical relationship.”
The artist also spoke on his artistic ties to Black Thought, also the head of legendary hip-hop band The Roots.
“Black Thought delivers a message that connects us to the future, understanding that present and knowing that past,” Seun said. “Every time he speaks, he shows this connection and it means that he is a great artist, able to help the people to be at the right point in history.”
Black Thought last released collaborative album Cheat Codes with Danger Mouse in August.
Listen to African Dreams below.
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