*Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Kelly Price, actors Boris Kodjoe, Angela Bassett and others have re-recorded Khan’s “Super Life” as a tribute song and PSA in honor of Trayvon Martin.
On March 25, more than a dozen musicians, singers, TV personalities and actors gathered for the session at Hollywood’s Henson recording studios, the same complex where “We Are the World” was recorded in 1985.
Kenny Latimore, “X Factor’s” Stacy Francis, Loretta Devine and actor Terry Crews were also on hand for the eight-hour session reimagining “Super Life,” from Khan’s 2007 album, “Funk This.”
All wore identical white T-shirts that said “Super Life — Fear Kills, Love Heals.”
His new album already titled, “Back to Cool,” is expected to release in 2012. The project will be guided by Jill Scott’s producer J.R. Hudson and a little taste in the form of a song called “Built to Last” will be previewed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication ceremony.
“It’s a classic Kenny Lattimore song,” Lattimore, 41, told Recordnet. “It’s got lovely lyrics. It’s a love song about the ups and downs of being in a relationship. It’s a great song. I’m really honored. And I’m excited about the song. I’ve never sung this type of song before. It’s a big power ballad. It’s perfect for that celebration.”
As of now, the singer is taking baby steps to recovery and still has not signed with a label. But he’s doing it on purpose to give his music and team a chance to develop its own character.
“There’s something about having your own team and then combining with a major label,” Lattimore adds. “It seems to be working these days.”