Fela Kuti

Hip hop producers are known for digging deep in the crates for the records they use to create the songs we all know and love.  No genre is immune from being sampled!

Though it can be said that Afrobeat never died, in recent years its seen levels of exposure that would’ve seemed unheard of when the genre was first created in the 1960s.

One of the hottest tickets on Broadway is the musical “Fela!” which details the life of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the father of Afro-beat music.

With Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti’s catalog being reissued in the United States and the Broadway play based on his life becoming a huge success, one of his biggest fans,  ?uestlove of The Roots, points out the parallels between his life and the story of Hip-Hop.