Asheru's latest single, "Do U" gives off a soulful vibe that reminds me of a juxtaposition of Musiq Soulchld, Lyfe Jennings and rapper, Common. Emcee, educator, activist, and Pan-African are just some of the titles that describe the artist Asheru. Perhaps best known today for writing and performing the theme song to the highly rated Boondocks on Adult Swim, today, Asheru is excited to announce a project that he says he is most proud of: Sleepless in Soweto, a 13 track album that was recorded while traveling between his home in DC and South Africa. Inspired by the kinship he found with the people of South Africa, Sleepless In Soweto, features Grammy nominated Raheem Devaughn and the Ethiopian born, Grammy-nominated artist Wayna. South African featured artists include Hip Hop Pantsula, ProVerb, KG, and Teepee.
The LP was released earlier this month to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the Zulu Nation. Production on the album is shared by Omar Hunter El (Mr. HU), Funk Ark, Thaso, and Choppy Chop.