Wyclef Jean has paid tribute to the Nigerian legend "Fela Kuti" with a track which serves as the first single to be released in the album.
When asked for the reasons behind the title of the song, he said; "I decided to name it Fela Kuti because for me, i feel like we be thinking of [Bob] Marley, we give a lot of people from our past props, so when the kids hear Fela Kuti, i really want them to google it."
"For me, the same way kids have songs called 'Wyclef Jean' who are influenced by me, i want kids to know who Fela is and what it means."
Wyclef also pointed out that the many similaritis between him and the legend was part of the inspiration behind the song.
Fela Kuti studied Jazz in England and Wyclef Jean also studied Jazz at Vailsburg high school.
Listen and enjoy below:
Wyclef Jean - Fela Kuti