Maty Soul Does Jill Scott and Lauryn Hill.
The good news: this is not, as the title may suggest, a secretly leaked porn/sex tape of the world’s bohoest threesome (which would probably feature lots of raw shea butter so much incense smoke you could barely see what was happening [Editor's note: ..thankfully]).
The bad news: we found video of Maty singing one of my favorite Jill Scott songs.
So you remember Maty Soul, right? If you forgot, PLEASE TEACH ME YOUR WAYS. Her voice is burned into my dreams and nightmares and I can’t seem to shake it, not even after multiple trips to my neighborhood juju doctor.
Anyway, if you really do need a refresher, Maty Soul is a French “soul” singer who apparently has a talented producer, lots of money for snazzy videos, and one of the worst voices I’ve ever heard which now haunts me in the form of one of the worst neo-soul songs you will ever hear. Ever.
I apparently did something to piss the universe off last week and was promptly cursed with this discovery: Maty Soul singing Jill Scott’s “A Long Walk” then bleeding into Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” at some contest. Called “Sankofa Soul.” Lol. Of course it would be called “Sankofa Soul.” Or “Incense Libation” or some such Mahogany card mess.
I actually find this less offensive than that damn “Herbal Tea” shit. In singing somebody else’s non-sucky words, I guess it kind of shortens her radius of ridiculousness.
Anyway, here it is. I’m very sorry.