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Singer-songwriter and guitarist Curtis Mayfield (1942-1999) isn't nearly as well known today as he should be. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Mayfield, like Sly Stone, leveraged the assertive music and messages of James Brown—who...

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MP3 tags say this is off something called the “Classic Mixtape”. Rah Digga ft. Curtis Mayfield – My Joy (Prod. by Pete Rock) Back story behind this track is here. Previously: Rah Digga – Classic (One Shot) (Video)

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