There are some matches that end up seeming primarily the vehicle for one person to somehow attain mythical status. The Champions League final between Chelsea and Bayern was written, it seems now, purely to allow Didier Drogba a form of poetic catharsis worthy of fiction or film.
Another tune off the Tony Allen—Damon Albarn—Flea conglomerate project Rocket Juice & The Moon. “Follow-Fashion” plays like a horn-flanked afrobeat progression, featuring heavy slap bass from Flea, Damon on the vertical piano, sensuous croons from Mali’s Fatoumata Diawara and verses from Accra MC M.anifest.
French IAM member Akhenaton and Faf Larage (brother to other IAM rapper Shurik’n) clearly had fun producing their We Luv New York album this year. They make videos too. We’ll give you a full translation of the lyrics another day; let’s say they puncture the glary images of the French Riviera nicely.