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NEW MUSIC: Quincy Jones & AKON Collaboration “Strawberry Letter 23”

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New music Monday!

So Quincy Jones’ upcoming album “Q: Soul Bossa Nostra“, scheduled to be released this summer (May/June, 2010 timeframe). Akon’s reinterpretation of the Brothers Johnson 1997 classic, “Strawberry Letter 23” has been tapped as the project’s lead single. Here’s the video of the new version (the Brothers Johnson 1997 classic version was produced by Quincy Jones)…

Quincy Jones is executive producing the upcoming album, which also features Jennifer Hudson covering the 1995 single “You Put a Move on My Heart,“. Ludacris and Naturally 7 revamping the 1962 single “Soul Bossa Nova” as the project’s title track and Usher, Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, Trey Songz, Tyrese and Tevin Campbell joining forces on the 1990  No. 1 R&B hit “The Secret Garden“.

Other artists on this “Q: Soul Bossa Nostra” tribute to Quincy Jones include Mary J. Blige, Talib Kweli, BeBe Winans, Three 6 Mafia, Jermaine Dupri, Scott Storch and Jamie Foxx. Essentially this project features contemporary versions of songs from Quincy Jones’ extensive catalog…

So what do you think of Akon’s remake of the Brother Johnson version of “Strawberry Letter 23? Holla back and leave your comments below…

Muah & ♥ ya for it!

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