There is no shortage of media, cultural consensus, or belief systems that emphasize the humanity of white people. We, as a collective, are conditioned to default to explaining, empathizing with, and trying to understand what could compel white people (individually and at large) to hold contemptible views, or engage in violent acts, or exhibit behavior that upholds white supremacy. We, as a collective, are taught to bend over backwards to allow for the humanity of a people who insist on upholding systems and structures and institutions that are inhumane.
I am an Artist. That means that I see things, I make things, and I channel things. There are moments (like today) - where I get humbled and overwhelmed by the fact that these words chose me. They come through me, and so they’re mine, but they’re also more than that. As an Artist my job is to listen, let the magic do what it does, and capture what I can when I can.
ANNOUNCING our new EP: “I’ll Say It How I Want To”, due out June 8, 2018!! Click here to Pre-save on Spotify. Click here to Pre-order the digital album. This is our debut release as Makeda!, and this music is a long time coming - we are STOKED to share it with you all!! The album drops on June 8, and until then we’ll be dropping teasers, news, thoughts, as well as a NEW song and music video from the EP.