Questlove & Black Thought Share Their Personal Fela Kuti Playlists
Around these parts, the month of October has a particularly jovial tone to it. It’s the month that we celebrate the immeasurable contributions and influence of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. To so many of us, he’s meant so much. His catalogue is miles long, and it’s still being tapped in 2015 as source material for some the year’s most cherished recordings far and wide (most recently on Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp A Butterfly.) So to kick of the Felabration (as the homies at Okayafrica like to call it) Questlove and his partner-in-crime Black Thought have shared a pair of playlists, compiling sets of each of their favorite deep cuts from the original Black President. Head down below to stream a collection of Questlove and Black Thought’s respective favorites from the one and only Fela Kuti. Keep your eyes on us and Okayafrica for the scoop on how we’ll be keeping the festivities going strong all month long. You can also watch Questlove speak on the impact, bravery and boldness of Fela in an intimate OKA TV exclusive interview detailing his introduction to that titanic musical force and how it inspires him to this day.