Black Times is the fourth full-length release from the youngest son of Fela Kuti features a guest appearances from Carlos Santana and was produced by Robert Glasper.

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Critical Consensus: Generally favorable.
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Pulse.ng

15 Mar 2018
9.0
"Black Times is further proof that Fela’s message runs deep, and as things continue to change in Nigeria and Africa, everything stays the same. There’s still a need for heroes and an external conscience. The struggle of Africans in Africa has onl ...
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The Line of Best Fit 05 Mar 2018

7.0
"If you listen to this album with your head, it is a politically charged rally to the people, but if you listen with your body, it is an album designed to make you dance--the hallmark of any release bearing the Kuti name." ...
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AV Club

02 Mar 2018
8.0
"For the most part, the music backs up his mood. It’s faster, tougher, and more blood-boiling than usual, but it’s still malleable, growing to a furious peak on “Corporate Public Control Department” or slowing to a mournful groove on “Afric ...
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Pitchfork

06 Mar 2018
8.0
"Key to Afrobeat’s appeal is the way the music marries political messages to bewitchingly upbeat grooves. On Kuti’s watch, the experience is never preachy... And where Fela was fond of 10-minute-plus flights of revolutionary fantasy, most of the ...
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Exclaim

27 Feb 2018
8.0
"On Black Times, Seun Kuti continues to be one of the most important voices in music, by simply reinforcing to us what we already know." ...
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AllMusic

02 Mar 2018
8.0
"While Black Times clocks in at more than an hour, its incessant drive, appended by lush textures, a diverse sonic palette, rich dynamic, and melodic variations keep it edge-of-your-seat compelling. All told, it's evidence that the younger Kuti has c ...

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Play Length:

1:01:18

Producer(s):

Robert Glasper

Format:

Standard CD, Digital Download

Tracklist:

1. Last Revolutionary
2. Black Times (feat. Carlos Santana)
3. Corporate Public Control Department (C.P.C.D.)
4. Kuku Kee Me
5. Bad Man Lighter (B.M.L.)
6. African Dreams
7. Struggle Sounds
8. Theory of Goat and Yam

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