The Unauthorized Playlist

by Andre Akinyele

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With pristine vocal arrangements on top of an ol' skool vibe, The Unauthorized Playlist uses underground hip-hop, funk, and futuristic sounds to explore the madness of keeping secrets, the anger of friendship betrayal, and the rise of self-empowerment. A worthy contrast to his earlier works, The Unauthorized Playlist takes cues from contemporary hip-hop, R&B, and "neo-soul" visionaries, such as Pharrell Williams, Erykah Badu, and D'Angelo, to create a distinctive consciousness. The album is sexy, direct, and intimate with songs like "After Dark," "Turnin' Me To Stay," and "Midnight," with the latter evoking R&B/Soul singer Maxwell. The Unauthorized Playlist backs away from the typical mixtape scheme and introduces a playlist concept. The Unauthorized Playlist is one of Andre Akinyele's most electrifying, eccentric works.

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released June 3, 2016

Executive produced by Andre Akinyele with guest features by MV, LoLo, Big Mike, Lil O, DJ Glo, GDP, and FV.

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Andre Akinyele Alexandria, Virginia

Multi-instrumentalist Andre Akinyele has recorded under the names Marcel and Ajamu Akinyele, exploring multiple genres. He is the bandleader and bassist of the jazz/funk fusion band Gemini Soul, as well as the vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Looking for Lester. He is also the co-author of the book Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello. ... more

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