VIDEO: Maimouna Youssef’s “Meet Me In Brazil”

When I saw that the new video by Maimouna Youssef was directed by Brian “B.Kyle” Atkins, I thought “oh, the Okayplayer guy?” I didn’t have to ask, I know of him and his work and it was great to see this knowing that it was going to be good before I even pressed play. Now it’s your turn, Youssef’s video for “Meet Me In Brazil”, which comes at a perfect time following the close of the London Olympics and the anticipation of the 2016 games in Rio. Hear this song now, and you may very well hear it much more in four years.

VIDEO: Gods’illa featuring featuring Maimouna Youssef’s “You Don’t Have To Be A Star”

From one of the best projects of 2011 is a music video from Gods’illa, this one featuring vocalist Maimouna Youssef as they tell us why “You Don’t Have To Be A Star” to be in their show.

VIDEO: Maimouna Youssef’s “I Got A Man”

You may not know the name Maimouna Youssef off the head just yet, but if you are a fan of The Roots, you definitely have heard her. She was the vocalist in their song “Don’t Feel Right”, which lead her to being nominated for a Grammy.

She laid low this year with the release of an EP called Black Magic Woman, but in 2012, you will be hearing and seeing more from Youssef with the release of her self-released debut album, The Blooming. The video was directed by Brian “B.Kyle” Atkins, and if you know of his work in the past, you know what he’s capable of.

Again, Maimouna Youssef may not be a name you know of just yet, but listen and realize that yes, you do know. Then learn, Then wait. You know of her, now everyone else will too.