I trust very few artist to recreate the music of Nina Simone, Meshell is one of them I trust though. The fact she brought along Cody ChestnuTT cements the deal. While he is certainly not someone who comes to mind when thinking about cover artists, he does an incredible job here, and of course Meshell is flawless. Her new album, which is composed entirely of Nina Simone songs is titled Pour une âme Souveraine (For a Sovereign Soul), A Dedication to Nina Simone and is set to be released on October 9th. I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us….I bet Kanye is kicking and screaming that nobody asked him to be involved.
MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO – TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK [FEAT CODY CHESTNUTT]
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