Okay so technically Sade isn't rap, but I've loved her music for over 20 years, and I bet a lot of other hip-hop heads do too. The video is below along with a press release from Giant Step.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SADE RELEASES NEW SINGLE OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM, SOLDIER OF LOVE
DEC 8, 2009
Today Sade releases the first single from a new album, Soldier of Love. The title track “Soldier Of Love,” which Sade co-produced with Mike Pela, was written by Sade along with longtime collaborators Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman. The song, featuring a pulsating and anthemic drum beat along with haunting vocals that Sade is known for, is now set to hit airwaves and will kick off the countdown for Soldier of Love. Recorded in England and set for release worldwide on February 8th, Soldier of Love marks Sade’s first studio album since the multi-platinum release of Lovers Rock in 2000.
The first single “Soldier Of Love” premiered today at 7am EST on www.sade.com .
Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of their twenty-five year career. Since the release of their debut album, Diamond Life in 1984 the band has seen all five of their studio albums land in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart selling a total of more than 50 million albums worldwide to date. They’ve been nominated for American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and have won three Grammy Awards – first in 1986 for Best New Artist, then in 1994 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for “No Ordinary Love”, and again in 2002 for Best Pop Vocal Album with Lovers Rock.