One 8 Feat R. Kelly – Hands Across the World (***GetMziki Exclusive)

We told you about the ONE8 super group a few weeks ago and “Hands Across the World” is the first official single from the group. The group features 2Face (Nigeria), Alikiba (Tanzania), Amani (Kenya), Fally Ipupa (DRC), 4X4 (Ghana), JK (Zambia), Navio (Uganda), Movaizhalene (Gabon) and R Kelly (USA)and the single is already creating a buzz.

“Hands Across the World” was written and produced by R. Kelly and was recorded in Chicago. R. Kelly is excited to be involved in the ONE8 project. Speaking from his studio in Chicago as they put the final touches to the single, he stated: “I love projects like this . As I hear the music of these artists and meet them in person I can feel myself connect. Somehow I can feel the excitement and adrenaline through them and then the ideas and everything around this track just comes together. This is probably one of the greatest things I have ever done, I can just feel it in me.”

The first time I listened to the track the first thing that came to mind was Michael Jacksons “Heal the world”. I know most people were waiting for a club track, but it seems ONE8 decided to go with a R & B slow tempo track. I’m really curious to see if this track gets picked up on rotation on the urban radio shows here in the US.

What are your thoughts on the “Hands Across The World” ?


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23 Responses to “One 8 Feat R. Kelly – Hands Across the World (***GetMziki Exclusive)”

  1. pita says:

    i dont like it much..its too predictable..i mean it is a nice song, but just soo predictable.

  2. ang says:

    Its very “Heal the world” ish..The song is alright, but not great. I was expected more being that there’s so much talent..The first single should have been a club banger and this song is more like song #13..disappointed!

  3. Naijaboy says:

    This song is like another version of “We are the world” that Michael Jackson wrote featuring the headliners of his day. Its a very tired attempt to duplicate that same energy. The rap was horrible! We need a hit! Not some “We are the world” wanabe remix! Epic Fail!!

  4. gabbie mugoh says:

    Pretty nice song i like it so!!!

  5. daniel says:

    i realy like the song it the best performance that they have shown through they need to puts more effort to make other nice songs it just the beginning not he end
    big up guys good work

  6. Dinah says:

    Very Black person should be behind this track, and not be soo negative. how are we going to unite and re-build confidence in our race if we have other people putting it down. Well done i love it. Can’t wait to hear more. This song should be the new anthem for Black Liberation and a free Africa. Bless xxx

  7. star says:

    pita u dont like diz song?damn dont be like that man thatz jolous datz all ……hay pipo big up thatz nice 1 i like that

  8. chykeskyn says:

    Excellent song, great work again by great people. People don’t realize that ‘we are the world’ is a master piece, you can’t duplicate it and a close enough copy is excellent work!

  9. Mac Mubeezi says:

    Indeed you guys can make history if u come together!! That was outstanding… well-done.

  10. Osas says:

    I love the song, 9ce one from the artists.

  11. rey samwel says:

    i love the song and I love the Tanzanian singer ali kiba he sounds good and also r.kelly

  12. yonga says:

    very great song.just like it so much!those who do not like it are do not understand it as well.r.kelly and one 8,stay blessed!

  13. It’s very good song that i never heard,the congoles #fally ipupa,i also like him

  14. M . A .Hakeem-Uganda says:

    Its a nice song, but what have the one8 got for us up next?
    Guys kip it up……………flowers!!!!!!!!

  15. onesmo owen says:

    Great job and nice track

  16. Dennis says:

    It’s a great song and I love alikiba. 2face and fally ipupa great song

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  18. Abraham says:

    The song is nice. The vocals are in order and the message is relevant. The whole one 8 project is brilliant to me!

  19. adams berinho says:

    Standard song am so much in love with the song good work guys keep up

  20. peter kirogi says:

    this is a beautiful song. I love it than any other song in the world.

  21. jomostate says:

    nice song

  22. Biam says:

    So Nice Song! #NAVIO

  23. King cool says:

    Its a very nice song,infact i like it…#Amani

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