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Listen to André Akinyele's new Pop/R&B single "Compassion" feat. EFFIIGY, available now!

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The official Telegram Mews album cover is revealed. André Akinyele's forthcoming album Telegram Mews is on track for a March 30, 2018 release. The finalized album was sent to the distributor on March 19, 2018. The album features 11 tracks, including a tech-soul-funk cover of Prince's "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker". View the entire tracklist in the albums section. Until the official release date, check out the first single "Compassion".


André Akinyele announces new album entitled Telegram Mews to be released March 30, 2018. The first single "Compassion" featuring EFFIIGY, a rising hip-hop/rap artist from Ithaca, NY, brings Effiigy's mastermind genius of flow and lyricism in the likes of hip-hop artists Lil Wayne and Earl Sweatshirt. The song title says it all, as much through atmosphere, and as it does with words. The choruses drift through conscious revelations, resulting in a smooth and precisely constructed masterpiece. With pristine vocal twists and turns, "Compassion" is interlaced with sleek production.


Almost two decades into his music career, André Akinyele remains a magnetic and relevant presence in the music industry.


Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer André Akinyele has recorded under the names Marcel and Ajamu Akinyele, exploring multiple music genres. He is the bandleader and bassist of the jazz/funk fusion band Gemini Soul, the vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Looking for Lester, as well as the vocalist and keyboardist for the electronic synth-pop duo Lavender Lush. He is also the co-author of the book Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello.


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