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||Human Family||Maya Angelou||2:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Pow Pow||Maya Angelou||3:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sepia Fashion Show||Maya Angelou||2:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Harlem Hopscotch||Maya Angelou||3:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Pickin 'Em Up||Maya Angelou||2:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||On Aging||Maya Angelou||2:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ain't That Bad||Maya Angelou||2:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||One More Round||Maya Angelou||3:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Come and Be My Baby||Maya Angelou||4:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Thirteens||Maya Angelou||3:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Africa||Maya Angelou||3:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Life Doesn't Frighten Me||Maya Angelou||3:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Still I Rise||Maya Angelou||3:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Dr. Maya Angelou famously was an author, poet, professor, and American icon before her death in 2014. But she also released a calypso album in 1957 and wrote songs with Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack, and others. Here, producers RoccStar and Shawn Rivera (who’ve recently worked with Jennifer Lopez and Chris Brown) take readings that Angelou recorded over the years and put new hip-hop beats and sounds behind them. Angelou was always a dynamic speaker; her proto-rap/sing-speak style makes for a natural combination with the modern production. The recurring themes of hope and equality leave no question as to whom you're listening to.
Such an inspiring piece of art. One of the most unique releases of the year, without a doubt.
So amazing to hear Maya Angelou's voice mixed with music, truly beautiful!
Hearing Maya Angelou's amazing works in a new way was inspiring. Of course, my favorite is Still I Rise.
Born: April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, MO
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s