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Kelis‘ rare Neptunes-produced Wanderland album has finally been made available for streaming in the U.S. — and she was just as shocked by the news as her fans.
“It’s been a long time coming, I had given up… well almost,” Kelis tells FADER. “I was shocked to wake up this morning to see it had been streamed.”
She adds: “All the politics of it aside It feels good and I’m happy that it’s been given its time to live on speakers across the country.”
Initially released in 2001, Wanderland never saw the light of day in the U.S. due to issues with the “Milkshake” vocalist’s label at the time, Virgin Records, according to Kelis. Solely produced by Pharrell and Chad Hugo, the project features standout tracks “Popular Thug,” featuring Pusha T, and “Perfect Day.”
Thursday, Kelis celebrated the project’s nearly 20-year milestone on social media.
“Second album Wanderland out after 20 years like whaaatttt!!!!,” she wrote in since-deleted Instagram story.
Kelis also hinted at possibly re-working the deep cut, “Shooting Star,” with Tyler, the Creator.
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