Vixen Boombox: Maya Angelou 'Harlem Hopscotch'
Iconic American writer, poet, actor, dancer, director, composer and lecturer Dr. Maya Angelou is set to release a unique album blending her lyrics with modern hip-hop music. The LP, Caged Bird Songs, will be released on November 4th via Smooch Music.
Producer RoccStarr and Shawn Rivera worked with the worked renowned poet closely on the project and produced the new single "Harlem Hopscotch."
“Music was such a huge part of my grandmother’s life,” said Colin A. Johnson, Dr. Angelou’s grandson and founder of Caged Bird Legacy. “She loved everything, from pop to country and, of course, hip hop. With her dedication to social activism and how she illuminated the struggles and injustices of the urban experience through prose, there’s a direct correlation to hip hop today. She was really excited about her words being presented in this way and I’m glad her fans will now be able to hear it.”
Listen to "Harlem Hopscotch" on VIBE.