Harlem’s Own Lakecia Benjamin – “Retox” to Drop June 12

If you aren’t familiar with Motema Music artist Lakecia Benjamin’s work, be sure to grab her first CD, Retox out on June 12th.  This Harlem native brings classic soul/funk and steps out of the box on her debut release.  This project is so alive and exciting.

You may have heard or seen her play with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Macy Gray, Alicia Keyes or The Roots.  This time it’s all about her own vision and she does a stellar job of paying homage to soul and funk heroes.

Here’s a taste of “Maceo” from the album, which is dedicated to the legendary James Brown saxophonist, Maceo Parker.  You’ll recognize my beloved Gregory Porter in this video!

Lakecia Benjamin – “Maceo”

I’ll be speaking with Lakecia soon and will post more as the release date nears.

Peace.