While the previous version of the song, featured on the soundtrack to the Mandela biopic, Mandela Long Walk to Freedom, was produced by Danger Mouse, this new one was helmed by Adele collaborator, Paul Epworth.
After releasing “Destiny Bends” when he heard of Paul Walker’s death earlier this month, the Wu-Tang Clan member has followed suit with “Gift of Hope,” a song acknowledging Nelson Mendela’s passing last week.
The tribute comes during the performance of “Young Forever,” the fourth single from 2009 full-length The Blueprint 3 that samples the 1984 Alphaville song, “Forever Young.”
Peter Gabriel speaks to Radio.com about the passing of one of the world’s greatest humanitarian leaders.
Last night (Dec. 5), hours after news of Nelson Mandela’s passing broke, R. Kelly took the stage on The Arsenio Hall Show to pay tribute to the Father of South Africa.
Nelson Mandela, the first black President of South Africa and anti-apartheid icon, died today (Dec. 5) at his home. He was 95.