After the success of "Waltz of a Ghetto Fly", Amp Fiddler returns with the impressive Afro Strut. Amp, who made a record called "Mr. Fiddler" in the early 90s but was never released, has worked with artists such as Prince, The Brand New Heavies and Maxwell. His talents caught the attention of George Clinton who, after hearing about Amp through a mutual friend recruited him to replace Bernie Worrell. Amp would go on to work with George for the next decade before going solo and releasing "Ghetto Fly” in 2004. Now, two years later, we now have “Afro Strut". It is well worth the wait.
The record starts off with "Faith", co-written and co-produced with Raphael Saddiq. A very funky bass line courtesy of Saddig. "Right Where You Are" is another hot track that finds Amp confessing his commitment to his lady. "Heaven" is a slow burner duet that features the underrated Stephanie McKay. The CD concludes with the hypnotic "Dope". The drumbeat and organic feel will keep this track on repeat. All in all, a very strong release by Mr. Fiddler—one that will stay in constant rotation and is easily one of the top releases of 2006.