It was during the early '80s that Fela Anikulapo Kuti's profile was high enough to warrant releasing his records in the U.S.
So for the first time, one did not have to scour the import bins or pay import prices to get a dose of Afro-beat. On "Black President", the politics are at the forefront as Fela rails against colonialism and the military government growing rich at the expense of Nigeria's poor.
The grooves are dense and supple and in many ways this is classic Fela, it just doesn't kick quite as hard as "Expensive Shit" or "He Miss Road".
Fela Kuti - Black President (1981)
(320 kbps, front cover included)