US singer Erykah Badu has being announced as the artist to curate the next batch of Fela Vinyl box sets which will be released on the 15th of December 2017. The selection will be sold in a limited run of 3000 copies as Fela Kuti Box set #4. The collection of the box set ranges ranges from 1992’s Underground System, 1984’s Army Arrangement to Yellow Fever from 1976 and 1977’s No Agreement.
Erykah Badu Curates New Fela Kuti Box Set🖤🖤 The next installment of the ongoing series of Fela Kuti box sets has been announced, this one curated by none other than Erkyah Badu. Fela Kuti Box Set #4 is available in a limited 3,000-copy run on December 15 via Knitting Factory Records. It includes Badu’s “favorite Fela Piece of all time,” and comes with a booklet containing 7 “personal essays” written by Badu as well as never-before-published photos of Kuti and “in-depth commentaries by veteran music journalist and Afrobeat historian, Chris May.” Badu selected Yellow Fever (1976), No Agreement (1977), J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop) (1977), V.I.P. (1979), Coffin For Head of State (1980), Army Arrangement (1984), and Underground System (1992) for her box set. “Fela Kuti is a Fucking Genius,” she said in a statement. “Please listen to these tracks, preferably with a nice blunt.. with a nice slow burn.” 🖤
“Fela Kuti is a f*ck*ng genius,” Badu said. “Please listen to these tracks, preferably with a nice blunt…with a nice slow burn.”
Erykah has also written seven personal essays to accompany her selection while the box set will feature commentaries by veteran music journalist and Afrobeat historian Chris May.