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 3 badass artists of color you need to add to your August Spotify playlist

3 badass artists of color you need to add to your August Spotify playlist

Kali Uchis

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Kali is a Colombian-American singer and songwriter. Her music is everything you need and more. She is giving me some reggaeton vibes, some funk vibes and a splash of R&B.

Her music is all about speaking her truth and sharing her personal narrative – whether that be about her binational upbringing, her immigrant parents or how she lived out of her car before she got signed.  

She is real, her music is popping, she’s popping and her jams should definitely make it onto your playlist. It has been so refreshing to listen to her music and I hope you can all join me in breathing this joyful, crisp air!


Samm Henshaw

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Some of you may already know this artist. He was on a hiatus; yes, your boy pulled a Frank Ocean on us, but now he is back and he is better and yes, yes we love him.

Samm’s music is stellar, every time I listen to him, it feels like he is singing directly to me and you know, it may not be the same for other listeners. But I think his music is magical.

Samm has done a great job in making his music personal. It is evident that he has poured himself and his heart into the art that he makes.

His music has influences of soul from the late 5o’s and early 60’s as well as a tinge of 2000’s contemporary music. His jams are a must, so get on it, honey!


OSHUN:

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Their music has brought a much-needed change in the social atmosphere of the music industry this year.  I have been listening to their song "Solar Plexus" on repeat for a while now.

Their music pulls from artists like Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae who put their politics in their art and resisted compromising their vision for their music in order to get a message out into the world. 

The word Oshun comes from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria. Oshun is a Yoruba deity. She’s a goddess, and she governs over sweet waters. She is the mother of love, fertility, sexuality, wealth, and diplomacy.

These Afropunk queens are taking music to a whole other level and I highly advice you to join them.


What are you all listening to right now? Have any artists you think I should be listening to? Let me know what your thoughts are.

Mucho, mucho amor mi gente!

xoxo

Achieng.

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