Prince, Andre 3000, Kweli, Black Thoughtz
KRS-One, Dead Prez's M-1
On Dr. Cornel West LP Never Forget

Dr. Cornel West
Dr. Cornel West - esteemed professor of religion at Princeton University, author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters - is set to release the follow up his 2001 musical debut, Sketches of My Culture, with another heady brew of politics, social issues, beats and more.

Due June 19 on Hidden Beach, Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations not only features West, but a slew of top talent including, Prince, Outkast's Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, Rhymefest, the Roots' Black Thought, Killer Mike, KRS-One, Dead Prez's M-1, and Rah Digga.

"This is an attempt to go back to hip-hop's prophetic roots, which are about truth-telling, exposing lies, and having fun" said West in a recent interview with Billboard. "This is a very political album that doesn't pull any punches," he continues. "There are critiques of the Bush administration as well as of unaccountable corporate power, unaccountable police power and homophobia. We're trying to get young people to wake up and recognize they're part of a great tradition of struggle, to become organized and fight for freedom and justice."

Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations
1. Bushanomics - featuring Talib Kweli
2. America - featuring Black Thought, Rah Digga, Iriz & Lucky Witherspoon
3. Still Here
4. Dear Mr. Man - featuring Prince
5. 911
6. N Word - featuring Tavis Smiley & Michael Eric Dyson
7. Welcome to Chi - featuring Rhymefest, Neo-Abassy & Malik Yosef
8. Mr. President - featuring KRS-One & M-1
9. Keep It PI, - featuring Killer Mike, Doey, Roc & Lucky Witherspoon
10. Chronometrophobia - featuring Andre 3000
11. Gonne Be Alright - featuring Dave Hollister & Chuckii Booker
12. Matter Of - featuring Lenny Williams
13. Soul Sista - featuring Daryl Moore
14. The Man's Gonna Getcha - featuring Gerald Levert

Listen to samples from Never Forget HERE.

[Published on: 5/15/07]

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PLUG star Tue 5/15/2007 07:57PM
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Maestro Wed 5/16/2007 05:47AM
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Even if the Dr.'s playing the cowbell, it's going to sound awesome witht he talent he surrounded himself with. Very cool, can't wait to hear this album.

Road To Shambala Wed 5/16/2007 08:44AM
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Road To Shambala

I liked it better the first time around when it was known as Gil Scott-Heron.

Now it just looks like a bunch of rappers trying to look legit and a professor trying to improve his street cred and both of them making money in the process.


JakeLes Wed 5/16/2007 10:52AM
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thats definitley a good point, but at least theyre trying to do something meaningful and positive with hip-hop. Mainstream hiphop and rap is so meaningless right now that these types of rappers definitley should start steppin up and saying something with some substance. I think theres a real revolution about to happen with some sincere and geniune hip hop artists fusing together with live jazz/funk bands.

cuttyfives Wed 5/16/2007 11:29AM
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R.I.P. Gerald Levert....

mcarroll Wed 5/16/2007 01:54PM
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Apparently this is what boknows: Prince and Andre 3000 were thinking about a way to make some more money, and they had an idea--"I'll appear on a spoken word / hip-hop album with a Princeton professor and a bunch of underground MC's. Gold, I tell ya, Gold!" If you think this is going to make money, you really need to get your head checked. To me it seems like a bunch of outspoken artists involved in the kind of project they are quite often involved in - a politically charged album that is made for the sake of saying something socially relevant, because they obviously know, I would hope, that this isn't going to be a money maker.

Damonh420 Wed 5/16/2007 02:42PM
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Road To Shambala Thu 5/17/2007 06:01AM
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Road To Shambala

Did I say it would be a windfall of cash? Survey says: NO.

But thanks for reading my post. It gives me a warm fuzzy.

ClarkKent23 Mon 10/1/2007 01:15PM
0 Votes Thumbs down! Thumbs up! brings the real with a mixtape put together by Tapemasters, Inc. André 3000 and Kanyé West bring their unique styles together for a mixtape called, "You're ALL Welcome."