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

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Trending Now: André Akinyele's forthcoming album Telegram Mews is pushed back for a March 2018 release. He's been exploring different styles to include on the album. Until then, 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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