N.A.S.A. Blasts Off With Kanye, M.I.A., Waits
Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its debut album, "The Spirit of Apollo," Feb. 17 via Anti-.Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its debut album, "The Spirit of Apollo," Feb. 17 via Anti-.
The 18-track set features guest turns from Kanye West, M.I.A., the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O and Nick Zinner, Tom Waits, David Byrne, George Clinton, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Chuck D, Santogold, the late Ol' Dirty Bastard and Sizzla, among others.
N.A.S.A., which stands for "North America / South America," is staffed by Squeak E. Clean (composer/producer Sam Spiegel) and DJ Zegon (skateboarder Ze Gonzales). The duo has been working on the album for five years ever since conceiving it at a party in Brazil.
N.A.S.A. is planning to tour in the near future with "dancers, visual effects, art installations and special guests," according to a spokesperson.
Here is "The Spirit of Apollo" track list:"
"The People Tree" (feat. David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift of Gab, Z-Trip)
"Money" (feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, Z-Trip)
"NASA Music" (feat. Method Man, E-40, DJ Swamp)
"Way Down" (feat. RZA, Barbie Hatch, John Frusciante)
"Hip Hop" (feat. KRS-One, Fatlip, & Slim Kid Tre)
"Four Rooms, Earth View"
"Strange Enough" (feat. Karen O, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Fatlip)
"Spacious Thoughts" (feat. Tom Waits and Kool Keith)
"Gifted" (feat. Kanye West and others TBD)
"A Volta" (feat. Sizzla, Amanda Blank, Lovefoxxx)
"There's a Party" (feat. George Clinton and Chali 2na)
"Whachadoin?" (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santogold, Nick Zinner)
"O Pato" (feat. Kool Kojak and DJ Baboa)
"Samba Soul" (feat. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien and DJ Qbert)
"The Mayor" (feat. the Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, DJ AM, Scarface)