Emeli Sandé x Kendrick Lamar - "Next To Me"

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

I have to admit I have not personally paid much blog attention to Scottish diva Emeli Sandé in spite of all her UK hype and punky irreverent hairstyles. But if you wanted to get my attention, though, recruiting rookie of the millenium Kendrick Lamar to drop a verse on the radio version of your already-super-radio-friendly song is probably the way to do it. Which I'm sure is what Team Sandé had in mind when they recruited Kendrick to drop a verse (or two) on the organ and tambourine-driven stomper "Next To Me." Click play below to witness the results.

spotted at HHNM