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Jay Z Reveals Why He Used Fela's Song In The Netflix Movie"The Harder They Fall"

American rap mogul Jay Z has continued to pay tribute to Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti by including a record of Nigeria musician in the soundtrack of a new Netflix movie 'The Harder They Fall'.

The Harder They Fall” is a Netflix movie staring Idris Elba, Regina King, Jonathan Majors and Zazie Beetz.

The soundtrack signify black music from across the world, and Fela's record 'Let's Start' from 1971 'Live' album was included, and was also used in one of the trailers for the movie.

Jay Z also included that Fela's songs represented black people and their culture so he included one of them in the soundtrack.

The idea of adding those landscapes to these images is super interesting. If you think about the time when Western was super popular and was the only thing on TV, it was influencing the world,” the hip-hop mogul said in an interview at the London screening of the movie.

So you had people in Jamaica dress up as Cowboys because these are images they had seen on TV.

So there is actual that place that exists over Western music and we have a few of those.

Just that juxtaposition of how art influences life and life influences culture was just interesting to us, and Fela Kuti was so hard it was just the best trailer, music of all time.

That’s what I listen to in the house, Jeymes (Samuel)-director of the movie- as well; that’s what we listen to when we kicking it. SO we just put the things that we really love. Cause it’s magic and magic going work"

Jay z has always been a supporting back to fela's music In 2016, he added Fela's anti-military protest anthem 'Zombie' in his playlist highlighting social injustice in America.

Fela was the pioneer of Afrobeat, he died 1997 and his music still impact life's still date...

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