Singer songwriter Erykah Badu has come up with the fourth installment for the Fela Kuti box set. As Pitchfork reports, the installment includes a booklet with seven “personal essays” written by Badu, unpublished photos of Kuti, as well as Badu’s “favorite Fela Piece of all time.”
“Fela Kuti is a fucking genius,” says Badu. “Please listen to these tracks, preferably with a nice blunt… with a nice slow burn.”
That’s right — in her own words, Badu wants you to get high and listen to the set. It includes seven of the initial Afrobeat albums, including Yellow Fever (1976), No Agreement (1977), J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop) (1977), V.I.P. (1979), Coffin for Head of State (1980), Army Arrangement (1984), and Underground System (1992).
The Fela Kuti Box Set #4 will have only a limited quantity of 3,000 copies available starting December 15 through Knitting Factory Records.