Ghariokwu Lemi, the man behind all of Fela Kuti’s classic album covers, speaks with Vibe on his relationship with Fela and the stories behind the artwork.
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Rox, the 21-year old Jamaican/Iranian singer from the UK has already been featured on The BBC, has performed with some major stars around the world, and she’s had an internet hit floating around for more than a year with her single, “My Baby Left Me.” The track was released to critical acclaim from big-time blogs like Pitchfork, Pretty Much Amazing, and Discobelle.
Thanks to our friend Maiya at Blind I for the Kids for turning us onto this new unofficial Quadron video (but with the appearance of vocalist Coco, it’s official enough). We can’t get enough Quadron even after their show in Brooklyn last night. But really, what does being ‘into your old jeans’ mean? Anyone?
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The Levi’s Pioneer Sessions keeps it moving with an amazing new cover, which may have been the catalyst a full blown Roots – John Legend soul cover album. Immediately after the new Roots release this Tuesday, they’ve announced plans for a new one. Pitchfork details their new project here; including classic covers like this one, it’s obvious that these recordings came natural. Get the free download of The Roots & John Legend remaking the Ernie Hines’ breakbeat classic, “Our Generation” at Levi’s Pioneer Sessions.
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“Drop” by The Pharcyde is arguably one of the greatest hip-hop videos ever made, not to mention all the Dilla-beat love. So when Skillz makes this confession about sleeping on Dilla and his tracks for “Runnin,” “Drop,” and “Something That Means Something” in his own ‘Confessional’ video series, we are truly getting a piece of hip-hop history.