Maya Angelou record sees release

The late iconic American writer, poet, actor, dancer, director, composer, and lecturer Dr. Maya Angelou’s long-awaited album Caged Bird Songs is officially available via Smooch Music.
The album blends Maya’s poetic spoken words with modern hip-hop production, and was produced by RoccStarr (Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, CeeLo Green) and Shawn Rivera (lead singer of Az Yet, the R&B vocal pop group formerly on La Face/Arista Records). Before her passing, Maya discussed the album and its impact, saying, “This project is important. It’s woven into the tapestry of our lives, and we’re being serious and giving and kind about it.” In celebration of Caged Bird Songs, a very special and rare clip of Maya discussing the album’s impact can be seen exclusively at
Caged Bird Songs is available on iTunes and Amazon, with a deluxe version available exclusively at Amazon. For more information on Caged Bird Songs, visit
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