The Roots’ ?uestlove and tUnE-yArDs have teamed up in the name of charity to create a high-energy cover of Fela Kuti’s “Lady,” which is available for streaming below, and can be purchased on iTunes. The song also features Akua Naru and Angélique Kidjo.
The track will be included on an upcoming compilation titled Red Hot + FELA, which will include songs paying tribute to African singer Fela Kuti. The compilation is rumored to be released this fall.
All proceeds from the compilation and its songs will benefit AIDS charity (RED) and Red Hot Organization, and this is their first collaboration with more planned to fight the spread of AIDS through products and the support of various pop culture figures. Today kicks off a 10-day fundraising effort called (RED) RUSH TO ZERO, which allows people to donate in 10 different ways, many involving social media.