Carpool Playlist: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

A new release for waving hands in the air

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Saying good-bye to MCA was tough. That’s why you’re committed to nurturing a new generation of hip-hop lovers. And it’s easy enough with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo’s new release, Make Believers. The musician built plenty of street cred playing with Run-DMC and Mos Def before taking on the kindie scene.

Forty musicians contribute everything from surf rock licks to salsa beats on his third album. And it’s a family affair; his wife, Bootysattva, trills in the background of “Space Cadet” and MC Fireworks, his pink-pigtailed daughter, lends her songwriting skills. Listen for inspirational messages woven through rhymes like “Make the Future” and the funk-filled “Gotta Be You.”

Available at amazon.com, $17. Wanna wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care? Get an exclusive peek at this video.

Photo: Mike Bellem / Courtesy of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo