WATCH: New Parliament “Chocolate City” Vinyl Comes with Dessert Recipes

1974s Up for the Down Stroke will also get the new vinyl treatment.

Parliament’s 1975 full-length, Chocolate City, was the group’s third album and a dedication to America’s capital city of Washington D.C. Featuring the popular title track, Chocolate City still stands as one of the act’s most beloved LPs.

A new reissue of that album and its 1974 predecessor, Up for the Down Stroke, are being offered in two variant vinyl versions. While each will be pressed onto black vinyl, Down Stroke also features a limited edition on red translucent vinyl. Chocolate City‘s limited edition vinyl is a shiny picture disc boasting the album’s striking cover image. Get more info here.

The reissue is preceded by an unexpected extra: dessert recipes. Acclaimed chef Roblé Ali and cookbook author/blogger/artist Jerrelle Guy linked up with Feedfeed in their Brooklyn studio to share some Chocolate City–inspired delicacies.

The pair made a video showing off their dessert-making skills while talking about the vast and varied aspects of Chocolate City and funk music in general. Colleen Vincent of Black Food Folks and the James Beard Foundation also joins in the conversation, adding her own Brooklyn perspectives on funk and food.

Watch the video and all its sugary magic unfold below.


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