2002’s Red Hot + Riot album is available on streaming platforms for the first time, in a Deluxe reissue.
“The original album had to be heavily edited to fit the time limit of a physical CD, so there was a wealth of bonus material including extended versions of many tracks; along with early mixes, accapellas, instrumentals and more.
For the first time, experience your favourite artists never released tracks and find the hidden gems.”
“Red Hot suggested doing an album dedicated to Fela Kuti, the great Nigerian musician and activist who died of AIDS-related causes in 1997. The musicians family agreed to the project and his son, Femi Kuti became directly involved; recording ‘Water Get No Enemy’ with Questlove, D’Angelo at an all star session that also included Nile Rodgers and Macy Gray.”
“The artists and groups heard here, nearly 40 all told, cover the musical spectrum: hip-hop (Dead Prez, Talib Kweli, Roots), jazz (Roy Hargrove, Archie Shepp); soul (Sade, D’Angelo), Afrobeat (Tony Allen, Femi Kuti), world music (Baba Maal, Jorge Ben), electronic music (Mixmaster Mike, Money Mark) and dance (Nile Rodgers).”
Red Hot + Riot (Deluxe)
See also: Red Hot + Fela (2013)