Maimouna Youssef is a singer who you may not realize you’ve heard sing on some of your favorite hip-hop tracks. For instance, she lent her vocal chops to The Roots‘ the 2007 Grammy-nominated hit “Don’t Feel Right” and she recently appeared with Fatso on the track “These Jeans” that we shared with you last month. However, it’s definitely short-changing to label this eclectic vocalist as a hook singer for rappers. Her portfolio contains long-time work as both a solo act and as one-third of the trio Three Generationz that also features former Fertile Ground lead singer Navasha Daya. This new song “Thank You” from Maimouna, featuring the guitar accompaniment of John Pollard, is a sweet introduction to Maimouna’s vocals if you are not already familiar with her sound. If you are already a fan, then you’ll be amazed with how the simplicity of her accompaniment only accents the natural beauty of her voice. Enjoy this free download and be sure to leave your feedback.