Morning Mari* Album of the Week 30th July – 3rd August

Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrain Younge – The Midnight Hour [Linear Labs US]

This week on Morning Mari* our album of the week is The Midnight Hour by Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Adrian Younge, released on June 8th via Linear Labs.

When two of hip-hop’s most accomplished composers get together to make an album you know the results are going to be special. Ali Shaheed Muhammed (of A Tribe Called Quest) & Adrian Younge began their work together in 2013 on the critically acclaimed Souls of Mischief album There Is Only Now and their partnership cemented on their score work for Marvel’s Luke Cage.

The Midnight Hour is comprised of Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, alongside a rhythm section and a full orchestra. The album has features from some of the most celebrated names in contemporary hip-hop and R&B including CeeLo Green, Raphael Saadiq, Marsha Ambrosius, Bilal, Eryn Allen Kane, Karolina, Questlove, Laetitia Sadier and many more.

Adrian Younge recently appeared on Worldwide FM with Thris Tian. They chatted about the recording process and Adrian Younge as a multi-instrumentalist. You can listen back here.


  1. Black Beacon
  2. Mare ft. Ladybug Mecca
  3. It’s You ft. Raphael Saadiq
  4. Questions ft. CeeLo Green
  5. So Amazing ft. Luther Vandross
  6. Gate 54
  7. Do It Together ft. Bilal
  8. Redneph in B Minor
  9. Better Endeavor
  10. Smiling For Me ft. Karolina
  11. Don’t Keep Me Waiting ft. Marsha Ambrosius
  12. Bitches Do Voodoo ft. Angela Muno
  13. Possibilities ft. Eryn Allen Kane
  14. Mission
  15. Dans Un Moment D’errance ft. Laetitia Sadier, Questlove & Keyon Harrold
  16. Love is Free ft. Eryn Allen Kane
  17. Together Again ft. No I
  18. Feel Alive ft. Karolina & Loren Oden
  19. There Is No Greater Love ft. Loren Oden & Saudia Yasmein
  20. Ravens

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