Quincy Jones Feat. Akon – “Strawberry Letter 23” Video

04.16.10 8 years ago 15 Comments

Remember back a few months ago when word surfaced that JD was in studio working on a remix to “Secret Garden”?  Even with his penchant for remixes, the idea to dabble with such a classic song came totally out of left field.  Well, it turns out that his remix will have a home on Quincy Jones’ upcoming remix project Q: Soul Bossa NostraWith the “We Are The World” debacle still fresh on everyone’s minds, it’d be understandable to be apprehensive about the finished product.  Akon, Ludacris, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Talib Kweli, BeBe Winans, Three 6 Mafia, Jermaine Dupri, Scott Storch and Jamie Foxx have all signed on board for this project.  Quincy explains how these artists got involved:

“Each artist picked a song that resonated with them for different reasons. I am honored that everyone wanted to be a part of this celebration of these songs. They all made them their own and knocked them out of the park.”

Here’s the video for the album’s first single “Strawberry Letter 23,” where Akon tries his hand at the Shuggie Otis song that Jones turned into a hit for The Brothers Johnson back in ’77.

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