Dr. Cornel West, is widely considered to be one of the most intellectual African American scholars in America today, currently a professor of Religion at Princeton, the author of such titles as Race Matters and Democracy Matters -- will follow up his 2001 music album, Sketches of My Culture, with another CD combining topics of today with beats and rhymes, this time he brought along some of hip-hop's elite.
Artists like Prince, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, Rhymefest, The Roots' Black Thought, Killer Mike, KRS-One, M-1 of Dead Prez and Rah Digga will all contribute to Dr. West's Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations, out June 19 on the soul imprint, Hidden Beach.
"This is an attempt to go back to hip-hop's prophetic roots," West told Billboard magazine, "Which are about truth-telling, exposing lies, and having fun."
West will also have Michael Eric Dyson and Tavis Smiley guest, as does singer Gerald Levert, who passed away last fall.
Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations:
Bushanomics ft. Talib Kweli
America ft. Black Thought, Rah Digga, Iriz & Lucky Witherspoon
Dear Mr. Man ft. Prince
N Word ft. Tavis Smiley & Michael Eric Dyson
Welcome to Chi ft. Rhymefest, Neo-Abassy & Malik Yusef
Mr. President ft. KRS-One & M-1
Keep It PI ft. Killer Mike, Doey, Roc & Lucky Witherspoon
Chronometrophobia ft. Andre 3000
Gonne Be Alright ft. Dave Hollister & Chuckii Booker
Matter Of ft. Lenny Williams
Soul Sista ft. Daryl Moore
The Man's Gonna Getcha ft. Gerald Levert