Seun Kuti, who is one of the sons of the late Afrobeat king and Legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, has been featured in Common’s latest work, titled ‘Beautiful Revolution’ part 2.
Common’s Beautiful Revolution which has a total of 11 tracks, including introduction, features Seun Kuti and Black Thought in the 3rd track, titled ‘When We Move’.
Common who is an American rapper and actor and whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, made the announcement on Friday 10th September 2021, on his official social media handle.
Although this will not be the first time Seun Kuti will be getting to feature in an album or a song by an American or a foreign artist, his inclusion and contribution to this latest body of work by Common, shows how far the influence of Afrobeat music genre has gone in the music world, and we are loving it!
The album Beautiful Revolution has the following track list as released by Common on Friday: Push out the Noise featuring Jessica Care Moore, track 2 Beautiful Chicago Kid Featuring P, track 3 When We Move Featuring Black Thought and Seun Kuti, Track 4, Set It Free Featuring PJ, track 5, Majesty (Where We Gonna Take It) Featuring PJ,SideB, Track 6, Peotry Featuring Marcus King and Isaiah Sharkey, track 7, Saving Grace featuring Britney Howard, Track 8 Star Of The Gang featuring PJ, track 9 Imagine featuring PJ, track 10, Get It Right, track 11, Outro, Exclamation Point featuring Morgan Parker.
Common in breaking the news to his fans on his social media page on Friday, also spoke about his latest work and what it means to him. He said:
“A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 was created with hope and inspiration in mind.
The spirit of the album was meant to emulate what a greater day would sound and feel like. We were in the midst of some tough political and socially challenging times. There was still hurt, anger and pain lingering, so I was thinking, “what is the next step in this revolution?”
I thought about what being still in these times had brought me and that was a peace beyond understanding, a greater love for self, a closer connection with God, and more appreciation for my family, friends and the simple things in life.
I wanted to write about that and create music that embodied that. What does a new day, a brighter day feel like being told through an emcee and some gifted musicians? How could this music be an example of the beautiful aspects of revolution that include joy, self-love, compassion, dreams, peace and good times?
As a piece of art, I believe we took it to different places musically only to come back to the original intention. To bring joy to people’s hearts, fun to their lives and smiles to. Thanks to all who contributed their gifts and talents,” he said.