Seun Kuti Releases From Africa With Fury: Rise + Wax Poetics Interview, Tour Dates, & Contest to Win Tickets

 

From Africa With Fury: Rise is the sophomore release from Seun Anikulapo Kuti and shows the Egypt 80 leader coming into his own voice. With a new confidence, Kuti took this opportunity to be daring in his craft and make this work “completely different” from his first album. The album is produced by the legendary Brian Eno and John Reynolds, and boasts a fiery spirited sound sure to move the masses. So move, and don’t miss one of “today’s most incendiary live acts” who will also be touring the US this summer. Enter to win tickets to shows in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami.

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Wax Poetics interview and tour dates after the jump

Video: Theophilus London – “Last Name London”

 

A couple of weeks ago, Theophilus London premiered his album artwork and tracklisting for his upcoming Timez Are Weird These Days release. Yesterday saw the MTV video premier of “Last Name London,” his first single from the album. The simple video was shot in Brooklyn and includes Theophilus in a red top with smoky, shadowy visuals reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” London is excited that “people will finally know how to pronounce my name properly.” For more info on the album and tour dates, check out our previous post.

Pre-Order Timez Are Weird These Days (out July 19th) on iTunes

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Artist Spotlight: The Stuyvesants + New “Stoops Parks & Rooftops” MP3

 

If you’re amongst the lucky ones, you’ve already heard of The Stuyvesants who released their debut album, Brooklyn’s Finest, last June. The album was a 25-track instrumental cut from samples chosen by master selector and record collector, Darien Victor Birks (aka flwrpt), and woven together by the quiet beast of a producer, Allan Cole (aka Algorythm). As they gear up for the release of their second album this summer, our good homies have released a single paying ode to Brooklyn summers called “Stoops Parks & Rooftops.” The track features their counterpart, Naturel handling emcee duties over another breezy Stuyvesants instrumental. Stream and download “Stoops Parks & Rooftops” as well as their debut album for free after the jump!

The Stuyvesants – “Stoops Parks & Rooftops”

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Video: Breakbot – “Fantasy” ft. Ruckazoid

 

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The semi-NSFW video for “Fantasy” features a pixelated boob flash, an endearingly corny daydream, and a 70′s/80′s inspired track that takes you back to one of your favorite MJ dance joints. Thanks to French producer Breakbot and vocalist Ruckazoid for really channeling that groovy ish right there. It’s cute, carefree, and we like it.

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Nikka Costa’s Pro*Whoa! EP Available Today!

Nikka Costa released the first in a series of EPs, Pro*Whoa!, today via her independent label, Gofunkyourself Records.

Catch Nikka live this summer while she is on the road touring in support of her latest EP including select dates with INXS.

Don’t forget to check out Nikka’s YouTube channel, Nikka’s Box. You never know what she’ll do next!

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