The Spirit of Apollo
Studio album by N.A.S.A.
February 17, 2009
Brazilian funk, hip hop, electronica, rock
The Spirit of Apollo
Singles from The Spirit of Apollo
Released: January 28, 2009
"The People Tree"
Released: February 23, 2009
Released: March 11, 2009
Released: March 27, 2009
Released: November 19, 2009
Released: July 15, 2010
is the debut album by indie hip hop duo The Spirit of Apollo N.A.S.A.. Showcasing styles including Brazilian funk, hip hop, new waver electronica and rock, the 18-track album was released February 17, 2009 following five years of work. Released on Anti-Records, the list of collaborations includes David Byrne and Chuck D ("Money"); M.I.A. with Santigold and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs ("Whachadoin?"); and Kanye West and Lykke Li ("Gifted"). Ol' Dirty Bastard makes a posthumous appearance along with other Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Method Man and Ghostface Killah. John Frusciante (former guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Tom Waits also appear.
N.A.S.A. recruited a number of high-profile street artists for the album's release. The album features interchangeable cover art by Sage Vaughan,
Shepard Fairey, Mark Gonzales, Marcel Dzama, and The Date Farmers, and animated videos for the first two singles feature work by Shepard Fairey and Splunny.
The final track, "N.A.S.A. Anthem", was featured on the official
NASA Glenn Research Center web site as "NASA Anthem". [11 ]
Track list [ edit ]
"The People Tree" (featuring
David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift of Gab & Z-Trip) "Money" (featuring David Byrne,
Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge & Z-Trip) "N.A.S.A. Music" (featuring
Method Man, E-40 & DJ Swamp) "Way Down" (featuring
RZA, Barbie Hatch & John Frusciante) "Hip Hop" (featuring
KRS-One, Fatlip & Slim Kid Tre) "Four Rooms, Earth View"
"Strange Enough" (featuring
Karen O, Ol' Dirty Bastard & Fatlip) "Spacious Thoughts" (featuring
Tom Waits & Kool Keith) "Gifted" (featuring
Kanye West, Santigold & Lykke Li) "A Volta" (featuring
Sizzla, Amanda Blank & Lovefoxxx) "There's a Party" (featuring
George Clinton & Chali 2na) "Whachadoin?" (featuring
Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santigold & Nick Zinner) "O Pato" (featuring
Kool Kojak & DJ Babão) "Samba Soul" (featuring
Del tha Funkee Homosapien & DJ Qbert) "The Mayor" (featuring
The Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, Scarface & DJ AM) "N.A.S.A. Anthem" (at 7:20 there is a skit lasting about 4 seconds. Then at 10:26 there's a ghost track called "Electric Flowers" featuring
Nina Persson from The Cardigans & RZA)
References [ edit ]