MUSIC NEWS: Watch Maya Angelou's New Lyric Video for PICKIN' EM UP

In celebration of the recently released Caged Bird Songs, the late iconic American writer Maya Angelou's poetry/hip hop fusion album, fans can now enjoy a unique visual component to the track "Pickin' Em Up" with its new lyric video, which can be seen HERE. Caged Bird Songs was officially released on November 4th via Smooch Music, and blends Maya's poetic spoken words with modern hip hop production. The album was produced by RoccStarr (Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, CeeLo Green) and Shawn Rivera (lead singer of Az Yet, the R&B vocal pop group formerly on La Face/Arista Records), and was labeled by Yahoo Music as "one of this fall's most interesting and inspired releases."

Caged Bird Songs is available on iTunes and Amazon, with a deluxe version available exclusively at Amazon. For more information on Caged Bird Songs and the new "Pickin' Em Up" lyric video, visit


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