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Format: CD
Sku: 204382135
UPC: 875232006522
UPC 14: 00875232006522
Release Date: 5/22/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
0. DISC 1:
1. Do Your Best ~ (featuring Mos Def)
2. Fight To Win
3. '97
4. Traitors Of Africa
5. Beng Beng Beng
6. Water No Get Enemy
7. Wonder Wonder
8. Look Around
9. Survival
10. Truth Don Die
11. Stop AIDS
12. Ala Jalkoum ~ (featuring Rachid Taha)
Disc 2
Song Title
0. DISC 2:
1. Truth Don Die ~ (Kerry Chandler House Remix)
2. Victim of Life ~ (AVDC Remix, AVDC remix)
3. Sorry Sorry ~ (Old Skool Afro Dub)
4. Beng Beng Beng ~ (Da Lata Remix, Da Lata remix)
5. Do Your Best ~ (Remix)
6. Blackman Know Yourself ~ (Roots Remix)
7. Eregele ~ (Seven Dub mix)
8. What Will Tomorrow Bring ~ (Joe Claussel LP Remix)
9. Scatta Head ~ (mix)
10. Missing Link ~ (featuring Common)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: The Roots (rap vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: John Meltz; Funmi Ononaiye; Joaquin "Joe" Claussell.
Muze PNote Audio Remixers: Steffen "Dixon" Berkhahn; Faze Action; Funmi Ononaiye; Fran?ois Kevorkian; Jerome Sydenham; Joaquin "Joe" Claussell; Kerri Chandler; Seven Dub; The Roots.
Muze PNote As the son of the late Nigerian legend Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti emerged in the 1990s as the crown prince of Afrobeat, keeping the spirit of his father's funky sound and political message alive while adding a contemporary touch. The two-disc DEFINITIVE COLLECTION expands on the previous Femi anthology, BEST OF, including pretty much everything offered on the latter plus a second disc of remixes and dub versions. While the pulsing grooves and punchy horns of the classic Afrobeat style are the dominant element throughout, the addition of hip-hop (Common guests on "Missing Link") and soul (see Jaguar Wright's contribution on "Fight To Win") moves things from homage to vital musical/social message, which is exactly what Fela would have wanted anyhow.

Producer: The Roots

Engineer: John Meltz

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Mos Def
Muze Guest Artist Rachid Taha
Muze Guest Artist Common

Artist Overview

While the London-born Femi Kuti struggled to escape the shadow of his legendary father, the iconic Fela Kuti, Femi has developed a sound distinctly his own by incorporating forms like hip-hop and dancehall into the afrobeat framework. And while he may have expanded upon his father's musical blueprint, he has followed lock-step in Fela's fierce and outspoken political stances. A vocal critic of the Nigerian government and American imperialism, Femi has spoken out on AIDS relief, corruption, and the need for a strong black diaspora. He's a continuing reminder of music's liberating power.
Artist Followers
!!! | Afro Celt Sound System | Antibalas | Mos Def | NOMO

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Like Water For Chocolate (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Finding Fela (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Definitive Collection

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/22/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 186
Music Label Name Label : Wrasse
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00875232006522

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Kuti,Femi
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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