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  • Audio CD (February 28, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decon Inc
  • ASIN: B006L4QAJO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,780 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2012 release, the third album from the Nigerian/German singer/songwriter. An effortlessly balanced combination of Hip Hop beats, Reggae grooves, brass riffs and African Pop are the canvas for the motif of love, pain, politics and God. Respective albums have earned Nneka the moniker of 21st Century Soul for their sincerity and frankness and this album is no different. Featuring guest collaborations with The Roots' Black Thought ('God Knows Why') and Ms. Dynamite ('Sleep') Soul Is Heavy further affirms her credentials as a fast-rising star of black-consciousness music.

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By EJ on October 16, 2011
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A compelling conscious voice with the gift of musical talent, Nneka is not your everyday singer. She is often compared to Lauryn Hill, fair, but take Nneka on her own terms. She is a shining star, an independent and confident artist forging ahead. Nneka can belt out a hard-drivin' politically charged hip-hop song, just as easy as she can offer you an emotional love and loss anthem. In one song she can span the globe... rock out, chill out, and deliver a strong, irresistible reggae hook in the process. Nneka's latest release, Soul is Heavy is all of this. It represents her vocal range, and musical depth perhaps more than her previous cds. I gravitate toward Stay, Do You love Me Now, and Valley. I also love the provocative God Knows Why featuring Black Thought. Nneka makes every lyric significant and she naturally grabs you with her vocals. When she cries out, Do you love me? or Baby would you walk with me?... well, you will feel it and you will Walk with Nneka.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 2, 2012
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then you are missing out. I saw her at The Vinyl in Atlanta for $10 . She is the most incredible performer I have seen . I love Sade yet her concert was on par or better than Sade. At The Vinyl it is a small club and being maybe 20 feet from her she sounded 100 times better than her album. Her band is incredible It is shameful the vast majority of music listeners do not know her.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kamal on March 5, 2012
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My only real exposure to Nneka came a couple years ago when she was touring with Nas and Damian Marley. She had a mixtape and a US release which was an amalgamation of past tracks. Both of those releases were a breath of fresh air to me. There's nothing like that "new music high."

Nneka continues to bring the heat on Soul is Heavy. Tracks are soulful, melodic and full of heart... there's no filler here. If you're curious about Nneka check out her mixtape with J Period "The Madness" and then give this album a try if you're still interested.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By musicmaniac on March 9, 2012
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Nneka keeps it real. As you listen to any of her albums you can feel that she is honest, intelligent and has witnessed and experienced a lot. Her lyrics are raw and heartfelt. She has grown musically with this new album, it has a wider range of instrumentation. All her albums are amazing, but what is different with this album is that she has a bigger, fuller sound. When Nneka is singing/speaking everyone should listen because everything she has to say has a deep meaning. I highly recommend giving Nneka a listen, and I highly recommend that you recommend her to others as well because she is definitely underrated. I was lucky enough to meet Nneka and I saw her perform live. She is truly an amazing person and performer. Nneka and her band were incredible!

So if you are unsure if you should purchase her album, then go see her live and you will see for yourself how amazing she is. Support true, honest artists like Nneka!
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By Amazon Customer on April 19, 2014
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I like every song on this album (and love a few) and recommend it whole-heartedly. You will too. Give it a listen.
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By Yolanda Williams on March 25, 2014
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I love this album. I was always a big fan of Nneka. Her music has meaning and power. This album and her last album are awesome.
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By The Real LL on January 14, 2014
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I can't say enough about the Artist! Nneka is a powerhouse among singers! Her voice is beautiful! Please keep on singing and don't ever let Hollyweird change who you are...
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