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Chaka Khan - "Super Life (Ahmed's new instrumental arrangement)"

Ahmed Sirour on March 26, 2012 09:07

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    The story behind this is kinda long, even though it all occurred in less than a day's time lol, so I'll just sum it up by saying that I was solicited by reps for Chaka to come up with an updated version of her song, "Super Life" (so, in essence, an update of the 2007 version on "Funk This", which itself is an update of the original version). Chaka never heard of me, for the record, but one her friends heard my work and solicited me to try making this new arrangement, even though I had less than a day to submit lol In the end, I don't think they ultimately went with this for her to sing over, but since I went through the trouble of making it, I figured I might was well post it.

    You can probably tell I like 4Hero when you hear this lol But on the serious side of things, the reason for the remake request is because they wanted to do a song that could relevantly capture the mood that is currently this anti-racism/anti-violence movement in the wake up Trayvon Martin's untimely and sad death (arrest that bastard, Zimmerman already!) Pay close attention to the kick drums at the intro and outro...those are part of my opening and closing statements in honor of Trayvon's memory and against the sickness of racism and gun violence.

    Anyway, I think I'll still see if there's a vocalist that could put their vibe on this track. Even if this version didn't best fit what Chaka may have been looking for, and I have nothing but respect for her experienced ears and amazing artistry...hell...at least she HEARD it! That's at least a step in the right direction ;) Step by step...

    SUPER LIFE lyrics (Chaka Khan, Ricky Rouse)

    A mama's cryin'
    'Cause another young man has gone and died
    He's not some statistic
    He's another awesome destiny denied

    So I've got to stand tall
    I'm gonna live a super life
    For the rest of my life
    I'm gonna live a super life
    Super life, super life, yeah

    We take it all so lightly
    How did we get so 'climatized
    On the 9 o'clock news nightly
    Genocide of babies
    I can't believe my eyes

    Right or wrong
    I'm gonna live a super life
    For the rest of my life
    I'm gonna live a super life
    Super life, super life, yeah

    You know the wrath of a woman
    Is gonna bring about hell to pay
    Everyone together come on get with me
    Or get on out my way

    I'm gonna live a super life
    I'm gonna live a super life
    (For the babies)

    I'm gonna live a super life
    I'm gonna live a super life
    (For the babies)

    Release date: Mar 25, 2012

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