Watch a Music Video & Hear Tracks From Maya Angelou’s Posthumous Hip-Hop Album, Caged Bird Songs

Before she died ear­li­er this year, Maya Angelou was work­ing on Caged Bird Songs, a musi­cal col­lab­o­ra­tion that fea­tures Angelou recit­ing her poems and pro­duc­ers Shawn Rivera and Rocc­Starr blend­ing them with mod­ern day hip-hop. After her pass­ing, Angelou’s estate con­tin­ued nudg­ing the project along. Even­tu­al­ly the 13-song album was released in Novem­ber, and now comes a music video. The video (above) cen­ters around “Harlem Hop­scotch,” a poem Angelou wrote in 1969. The text of the poem is avail­able over at the Poet­ry Foun­da­tion. You can hear more tracks from the album below, or pur­chase the com­plete album here:

via Metafil­ter

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Maya Angelou Tells Studs Terkel How She Learned to Count Cards & Hus­tle in a New Ani­mat­ed Video

Maya Angelou Reads “Still I Rise” and “On the Pulse of the Morn­ing”

Watch Langston Hugh­es Read Poet­ry from His First Col­lec­tion, The Weary Blues (1958)

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