The Force of Sa-Ra Creative Partners
Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love sees the trio of music industry veterans making good on the raw promise of their self-dubbed brand of "afro-electronic magnetic spiritualism" they've been purveying since their cosmically offbeat "Glorious" single dropped back in 2004. This time, they're joined by an eclectic cast: Erykah Badu, futuristic soul duo J*Davey and acclaimed jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz help tap into virtually the entire spectrum of black music. "Motherfuckers know when you come up in our world it's about being free, it's about being cool, it's about being fly," says Keith. "Who doesn't want to be free, cool and fly? Come on baby!
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