Nile Rodgers Declares ‘Coming To America’s’ ”Soul Glo” As His Greatest Composition
It’s important to know the history behind some of music and entertainments most prized and beloved works of art. Wednesday afternoon (April 6) your favorite producer’s favorite musician Nile Rodgers hopped on Twitter to acknowledge that one of his best musical works, which to some, come from an unlikely place.
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) April 6, 2016
That’s right, Nile Rodgers–the guy with the braids and guitar in Pharrell and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” video, has been around from time, and composed the entire soundtrack to Eddie Murphy’s classic film Coming To America.
The comedy was a box office success both domestically and overseas earning nearly $288 million on a $39 million budget. And while the quotes from the film are endless, the mock commercial for Soul Glo became a symbol for the popular Jehri Curls, anyone who having a great hair day or on a larger scale, exuding an unwavering confidence.
Nile Rodgers, a man who’s worked with everyone to Madonna, Pharrell, Diana Ross and Sam Smith thinks his Soul Glo jingle was his dopest work. Would ya look at that?