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Legacy + Image
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  • Artist(s): Made Anikulapo Kuti
  • Summary: The double album release includes music from Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti's son and grandson Femi and Made Kuti.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
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  1. Feb 10, 2021
    80
    Taken on its own, Stop the Hate is a pleasing if somewhat unremarkable continuation of the Afrobeat canon, yet it serves to lay the foundations for Made’s second half, For(e)ward. Where Femi’s voice is endearingly wavering, the younger Kuti is far more forceful.
  2. Mojo
    Feb 10, 2021
    80
    Both halves of Legacy + prove the Kuti continuum to be in rude health. [Mar 2021, p.86]
  3. Feb 22, 2021
    78
    What Legacy+ offers is a merging of Fela’s legend, Femi’s unrelenting struggle, and Made’s extension of the genre: three generations of Arobeats in one place.
  4. Feb 10, 2021
    60
    Legacy+ shows two sides of the Kuti coin that, while inevitably reflecting and respecting the history of Fela, also show his restless quest for the future and what that holds carries on with subsequent generations.
  5. Feb 10, 2021
    60
    The issue for both Femi and Made’s records, is that they feel too conscious of both their modern international audience, and their own political weight. It feels like there is too much scaffolding and careful consideration around the tracks, and as a result, the spontaneity and freeform funkiness of afrobeat gets diluted.
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  1. Feb 23, 2021
    6
    "The full album could just be simplifield in one song"

    The album has a great instrumental, but it's so annoying of how repetitive it is,
    "The full album could just be simplifield in one song"

    The album has a great instrumental, but it's so annoying of how repetitive it is, seriously, the first side of the album is almost one hour, filled with the same type of melody over and over.

    Sincerely, I don't see me listening to this album again.
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