Called a "classic in every sense of the word" by HipHopDX and praised by Rolling Stone, XXL and The New Yorker, J.PERIOD & K'NAAN's The Messengers series has been widely hailed as a groundbreaking achievement in remixing, chronicling the music and message of three of history's most influential performers: Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, and Bob Dylan. Episode 1 pays tribute to Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigeria's eminent musical activist and arguably the most influential artist to emerge from Africa this century. Guest MC's include: Zumbi (Zion I) & Bajah (Dry Eye Crew) from Sierra Leone. Click here to listen to The Messengers in its entirety.

Track Listing

1. Introduction to Fela Kuti
2. Let’s Start (Messengers Remix)
3. Let Me Introduce Me / Don’t Gag Me (Messengers Remix)
4. Messengers & Prophets (Interlude)
5. Ololufe Mi feat. Zumbi (Zion I) (Messengers Remix)
6. Who is Fela Anikulapo Kuti?  (Interlude)
7. Got My Dream (Messengers Remix)
8. The Story of Fela (Open & Close)
9. Gentleman feat. Bajah (Messengers Remix)
10. Perceptions of Africa (Interlude)
11. Africa (Messengers Remix)
12. Africa Unite (Outtro)