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Meshell Ndegeocello Shares Track From Upcoming Album

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Meshell Ndegeocello has released “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” the first offering from her upcoming album Pour Une Ame Souveraine (For a Sovereign Soul), A Dedication to Nina Simone. Find out more after the jump.

Warm acoustic guitars and gentle piano chords wrap around guest star Cody ChesnuTT’s passionate vocals, bringing out of the strength and resilient spirit of the song. It was originally written by Simone and Weldon Irvine in memory of the singer’s friend Lorraine Hansberry, the playwright best known for her production A Raisin In The Sun.

Ndegeocello is currently on tour, and is set to play a pair of dates of Pittsburgh next week. Download “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” HERE.

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