The Original/The Remix: Seun Kuti “Rise”

Nigerian musician, Seun Kuti is maybe best known for his famous father, afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Seun is working on blazing his own path with his group, Egypt 80. Their latest single is “Rise.” The track mixes elements of jazz, funk, and Afrobeat in an easily consumed mix. But in case the track seemed too afrobeat for the masses, it gets a more commercial-friendly remix from Swizz Beatz. Swizzy’s drum program is impeccable on the remix, taking the traditional African sounds to the hood. Check out both tracks.
The Original: Seun Kuti “Rise”
The Remix: Seun Kuti “Rise (Swizz Beatz Remix)”

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