One of the early release songs, “Like Smoke,” is a dynamic collaboration with Nas, originally recorded in 2008 by Salaam Remi. The track (listen to it below) actually hit the airwaves Wednesday night on New York’s Hot 97 radio.
The singer’s lyrics were actually recorded a while back but Nas got in the studio recently as a eulogy for the songstress and references the current Occupy Wall Street protests.
Another, “Our Day Will Come,” a reggae composition inspired by a 1960s hit by Ruby and the Romantics, was featured on BBC’s Radio 1 on Wednesday as well.
The album consists of 12 tracks selected by longtime music producers Remi and Mark Ronson and the singer’s family.