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.