Friday, January 22, 2010

FREE DOWNLOAD :: NNEKA x J.PERIOD : Ther Madness (Onye-Ala)

I've just had a chance to get more familiar with this J.Period x Nneka collaboration project that was recently released as a free download. It didn't take much for the German-Nigerian singer/MC to get me completely fall in love with her. Her voice is simultaneously raw and sweet, a quality that makes her so compelling and is one of the most authentic artists I've seen out there (she reminds me of Lauryn Hill in many ways). Most people I know whose opinion I respect have the same instant 'I love her' reaction. I've first seen her in one of the issues of CLAM Magazine a couple of years ago, and my blog partner Sarah was raving about her on our blog Wronglips. She is super inspiring, a voice of love straight from the heart of Africa. I definitely recommend her mixtape and I also suggest to support her by buying her album Concrete Jungle when it drops in a month. Nneka will be on tour in the US in February, 2010 in support of The Madness (Onye-Ala) & Concrete Jungle releases.
The Madness (Onye Ala) is an introduction to Nneka’s new album coming out this February on Yo Mama/Decon/Epic, titled Concrete Jungle. Featuring artists such as M-1 (Dead Prez), Jay Electronica, Zumbi (Zion I), Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Aceyalone (Freestyle Fellowship), General Steele (Boot Camp Clik) & Talib Kweli.
Download J.Period & NNeka Present: The Madness (Onye-Ala) Free
1. Can You Hear? (Intro) 2. Let the Madness Begin (J.Period Exclusive) 3. Wake Up World (Interlude) 4. Wake Up Africa (J.Period Remix) 5. The Uncomfortable Truth 6. Untainted Love feat. Damian Marley (Interlude) 7. Spread Love (Brooklyn to Zion) (J.Period Remix) 8. Human Rights (Interlude) 9. Changes (J.Period Remix) feat. M-1 & General Steele 10. Conscious Lyrics (Interlude) 11. Gypsy/Infamous (J.Period Exclusive) 12. Hip Hop Comes From Africa (Interlude) 13. Walking (J.Period Remix) feat. Jay Electronica 14. In Transit (Interlude) 15. Show Love (J.Period Remix) f. Rakaa (Dilated Peoples) & Aceyalone 16. For the Good of Humanity (Interlude) 17. God of Mercy (J.Period Remix) f. Zumbi (Zion I) 18. Suffri (Nigerian in Berlin Remix) feat. Fela Kuti 19. Perseverance is Character (Interlude) 20. Strength/Kangpe (J.Period Dubplate) f. Big Boi (Outkast) 21. Heartbeat (J.Period Remix) feat. Talib Kweli 22. In the Heart of Man (J.Period Exclusive) 23. Symptoms of My Madness (Outtro) [ Bonus Mix: J.Period Dubplates ] 24. Mind vs. Heart (J.Period Dubplate) f. 2Pac 25. Changes 2 (J.Period Dubplate) feat. Lauryn Hill & John Forte 26. Walking 2 (J.Period Dubplate) feat. Nas Find out more online: Nneka – J.Period –
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE ::"From fury to folly, overwhelming enthusiasm to complete rage – madness is a term used to describe an extreme state or extreme journey, which tends to leave the participant altered, sometimes forever. In an era of political corruption, fast paced technology, and what some may argue as a cultural renaissance, madness is sometimes the term that fits best to describe the state we’re living in today. It is the madness that speaks to our generation, and The Madness (Onye-Ala) that Nneka and J.Period present to the world. Utilizing J.Period’s unique documentary-style approach to the mixtape, The Madness (Onye-Ala) is a collection of new and remixed tracks from Nneka, the Nigerian born singer/songwriter who is quickly making her stamp on the US.A seasoned performer, songwriter and winner of the 2009 MOBO Award, Nneka presents The Madness (Onye-Ala) as an introduction to her first US album, Concrete Jungle in stores February 2, 2010 on Yo Mama/Decon/Epic. The album is collection of tracks detailing her personal experience growing up in Nigeria, the corruption and beauty found there and the universal themes of love, growth, and seeking the ultimate truths. The Madness (Onye-Ala) is a peek into the life and sounds of Nneka, as well as a tribute to the influence Hip Hop has had on her music. Fresh off a featured role in the blockbuster video game, DJ Hero, J.Period presents The Madness (Onye-Ala) as the next chapter in a long line of game-changing mixtapes presented in his unique, storybook style. The acclaimed DJ, Producer & Mixtape King has redefined the mixtape genre with collaborations with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Nas, Big Daddy Kane, and others. J.Perid’s most recent work, “The Messengers” (a collection of Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan remixes featuring K’NAAN), has yielded over 150,000 downloads since its release in September 2009."

1 comment:

Yamile Yemoonyah said...

So nice to see a post about my Afro-German sista Nneka on your blog!
Maybe you will also like Bantu ( Ade Bantu is the guy in the car (at 2:35) in Nnekas video "Africans". He is also of Nigerian/German heritage and a great performer!