Songs like this one by multiplatinum artists going off the beaten path to create music that comes right from the heart, or at least the ones of their producers are exciting. DJ Premier grafts the backdrop, giving a postmillenium jazzy, hip-hop tribute to classic soul singers and jazz artists as Christina belts out shoutouts to Nina Simone and John Coltrane. Her latest LP, Back to Basics, is definitely worth a listen. Beantown MC Termanology adds the third verse here for extra street cred.
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