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Jerk Ribs

by Kelis

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When Kelis posted a brand new track called ‘Jerk Ribs’ online late last year, it set the blogosphere alight, spreading with furious speed and adding fuel to the rumours that a new album could be on the way.

Now the rumours have been confirmed and Kelis’ new album Food has a release date of April 21. She has confirmed live dates in the UK and now at South By South West in March, with more to come later this year. Now ‘Jerk Ribs’, the track that reignited the public’s fascination and the “cornerstone” of the forthcoming album, has been given an official release, out this week, with remixes from the likes of Mount Kimbie, Ben Pearce, Will Saul and Beatnik.

Kelis says of the track, ““This song is the cornerstone of my album, so I wanted the video to look like my life, my love — back to the beginning.”


released August 11, 2014



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Kelis describes her sixth album as “a kind of unspoken lovefest”, albeit one involving two unlikely partners. On the one hand, there is Kelis Rogers, who first came to prominence singing the hook of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s 1999 hit Got Your Money; whose debut album Kaleidoscope helped usher in the wave of sharp, thrillingly futuristic r’n’b that dominated the charts in the early Noughties. ... more

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