Knitting Factory Records
If you know nothing of Femi Kuti, which was the case for me when I listened to his newest album No Place For My Dream, you would assume this is happy-percussion-Africa music. However, after catching the lyrics and reading about his political past, I'm conflicted. He sings of oppression, corruption, and the current state of affairs in the world and Africa. The music makes me want to dance, the words make me want to cry and/or fight. Overall, this album is solid. "Politics Na Big Business" is a jam that applies to any society.