The spirit of Fela lives on! This pan-African collaboration lead by Fecko contains the right balance of homage and forward perspective. To a pleasantly lolloping and rootsy backing track, reminiscent of a Gummy Soul rework, each of the collaborators have a verse each to riff on the need to stay authentic. The female soulful, hook-line that disses the fakers keeps this little number in your head and that’s no bad thing at all!
The EP, aptly titled A.R.T, an acronym for “Afrobeat, Rhythm & Truth”, is a Fela-inspired project, that fuses different genres of music – say hip-hop, afro-pop, and lots more – on a single compilation.
The EP is an exclusive production of Str8 Buttah producer – Teck-Zilla and it features Nigerian artists Maka, Phlow, the legendary Modenine, Halogen, Villy, Tupengo, Shukid and Khaligraph Jones (from Kenya), Dominant-1 (from Malawi), The Holstar (from Zambia) and Raiza Biza (from Rwanda/New Zealand).