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Listen: tUnE-yArDs & Questlove Remake Fela Kuti’s “Lady”

tUnE-yArDs, ‘Questlove’, Angelique Kidjo and Akua Naru have remade  Fela Kuti’s ” Lady” to help raise money and awareness for the inaugural (RED) RUSH TO ZERO which is a 10 day campaign (June 1st-June 10th) which aims to eliminate transmission of HIV from Mother’s to babies among other efforts to help deliver an AIDS Free Generation by 2015, a critical milestone in the fight against AIDS. For more info about Red Rush visit here.

The tUne-yArDs & Questlove led remake of “Lady” is the first single off of (RED) Hot + FELA, a compilation that pays tribute to Fela Kuti that will be released on Knitting Factory Records.

The track’s producer, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, said, “I wanted to reclaim ‘Lady’ for women in the world today, particularly African women, who will have an important role in ending the AIDS epidemic there. I was so happy to have the powerful Angelique Kidjo pour her soul into it, and then rapper Akua Naru wrote a raw, intense verse that perfectly extended and completed our vision of the song.”

OkayAfrica will have behind the scenes footage of the creation of this remake Monday.

Listen to Common’s “The Dreamer/The Believer” & Peep Photos From Tuesday’s NYC Listening Party

Common’s  The Dreamer/ The Believer drops 12/20. After the jump listen to the album courtesy of 2 Dope Boys. It’s a banger. Also pour yourself a drink and pretend you were at Tuesday’s listening party with Lyor Cohen, Wendy Williams, and Questlove presented by X-Rated. You can pre-order The Dreamer/ The Believer here.

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