Brain Dead x Fela Kuti

(Thu, Nov 30, 23)

To celebrate the release of a new box set celebrating the work of musical genius Fela Kuti, Brain Dead joined forces with the artist’s estate on a special T-shirt featuring graphic elements sampled from Kuti’s legendary record artworks. Released by Partisan Records, the box set is curated by English actor, rapper, and singer Idris Elba, and includes six seminal albums composed by Fela Kuti. (Available for purchase by clicking here!)


Throughout his life, Fela contended that AfroBeat was a modern form of danceable, African classical music with an urgent message for the planet’s denizens. Created out of a cross-breeding of Funk, Jazz, Salsa, and Calypso with Juju, Highlife, and African percussive patterns, it was to him a political weapon. Today, AfroBeat—his gift to the world—is an international staple on his own uncompromising terms, social content intact.


Our Brain Dead x Fela Kuti special Tee will be available for 72 hours on December 1st at 10AM PT on, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, and Brain Dead Fabrications, dropping soon after in select retailers worldwide including Dover Street Market LA, NY, and London.