Daily Archives: April 18, 2017
J.Period’s collaboration with Black Thought, Posdnuos, Pharaohe Monch and Joss Stone for “RISE UP!” is the lead song from his RISE UP! EP coming out May 2nd. The DJ/Producer wanted to explore the meaning of resistance and the state of the union. The three of them give words to the division in the country while Stone sings backup and the song ends with a sample of Dr. King urging people to stay committed to the movement.
Naomi Wachira’s reggae-infused folk sound was developed in Seattle via Kenya and “Beautifully Human” is her way of questioning inequality that happens among people because of perceived differences. Wachira’s full-length Song Of Lament is coming soon and she has an exact intent with the recording:
“If there’s one thing I learned from my parents, it is to try and leave a place better than I found it. My hope is that this album will do just that. I know we are certainly living in dark times, but I hope that we will all find the courage to be light in whatever way we’ve been gifted… that we will seek to understand those who are different from us and find ways to both acknowledge and celebrate our differences and similarities.”
Naomi Wachira’s Song Of Lament will be released June 2nd.