The Red Hot Organization once again combines consciousness with great music for its 14th benefit project. This time out the organization pays tribute to the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Nigerian revoluti

The Red Hot Organization once again combines consciousness with great music for its 14th benefit project. This time out the organization pays tribute to the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Nigerian revolutionary and the father of Afrobeat, with Red Hot + Riot. Neo-soul and hip-hop artists team with traditional Afrobeat musicians to craft a set that would make Kuti—who died of AIDS-related causes in 1997—proud.

The combination of soul and African rhythms is as inspiring as it is infectious on "Water No Get Enemy," which features D'Angelo, Macy Gray, Roy Hargrove, Nile Rodgers, the Soultronics, Positive Force, and Kuti's son, Femi. Other highlights include a remix of Sade's "By Your Side," Kelis' dance-influenced "So Be It," and "Shakara/Lady (Part Two)," which features Cheikh Lô, Les Nubians, Manu Dibango, and Chateau Flight. Proceeds from the disc benefit Red Hot's AIDS-related fundraising efforts.—RH