Where can you hear the sound of Kanye West and Santogold colliding? Or Tom Waits and Kool Keith? The story of N.A.S.A. (an acronym for North America/South America) goes back five and a half years when Squeak E. Clean (aka DJ/producer/composer Sam Spiegel, brother of director Spike Jonze) and DJ Zegon (aka DJ/producer/professional skateboarder Ze Gonzales) met in Sao Paulo, Brazil and were instantly drawn together over their mutual love for rare Brazilian funk and soul records. They decided to share their experience and create a record that similarly brought people together from different musical genres, races, religions, politics, countries and languages and ignoring these boundaries that keep people divided. In order to fully-realize their mission the two created some of the most unique musical pairings ever recorded, all within the backdrop of Brazilian funk. The result is The Spirit of Apollo, connecting people as diverse as David Byrne and Chuck D, or Karen O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Ol' Dirty Bastard, the latter two singing together on the late hip-hop star's last known recorded track.
1. Intro 2. The People Tree (feat. David Byrne / Chali 2na / Gift Of Gab / Z-Trip) 3. Money (feat. David Byrne / Chuck D / Ras Congo / Seu Jorge / Z-Trip) 4. NASA Music (feat. Method Man / E-40 / DJ Swamp) 5. Way Down (feat. RZA / Barbie Hatch / John Frusciante) 6. Hip Hop (feat. KRS-One / Fatlip / Slim Kid Tre) 7. Four Rooms, Earth View 8. Strange Enough (feat. Karen O / Ol' Dirty Bastard / Fatlip) 9. Spacious Thoughts (feat. Tom Waits / Kool Keith) 10. Gifted (feat. Kanye West) 11. A Volta (feat. Sizzla / Amanda Blank / Lovefoxxx) 12. There's A Party (feat. George Clinton / Chali 2na) 13. Whachadoin? (feat. Spank Rock / M.I.A. / Santogold / Nick Zinner) 14. O Pato (feat. Kool Kojak / DJ Babao) 15. Sambo Soul (feat. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien / DJ Q-Bert) 16. The Mayor (feat. The Cool Kids / Ghostface Killah / DJ AM / Scarface) 17. N.A.S.A. Anthem