Caged Bird Songs: Maya Angelou Released Posthumous Hip Hop Poetry Album

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It’s only been a few short months since legendary poet Maya Angelou’s death, however, that doesn’t stop the author, educator, actress and dancer’s powerful legacy from living on. Today, Maya Angelou has an album on the shelves: Caged Bird Songs, the first posthumous release from her estate. The album features Angelou reciting her own poetry with the instrumental backdrop of original hip-hop beats, a concept that was imagined in 2007 by music producer Shawn Rivera (Az Yet). Before her passing, Angelou signed off on the unique project and today is the day that we get to hear it!

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