Hip-Hop / R&B / Soul
Just after turning nine years old, I had one month to say my last goodbyes to my friends, family, and neighbors in Nigeria before moving to Canada. Those formative years thereafter were filled with despair, isolation, ridicule for my voice and habits coupled with an unhealthy obsession with music. I loved anything that made me move; from Tupac to Michael Jackson to Celine Dion and back again. However, I did not feel safe and always felt like I did not belong. The only place to find peace was in my rhyme books, which I’ve kept to this day. Isolation and brewing issues lead to a bout with depression and anxiety in my teenage years.
Music gave me wings throughout this process and my love for all forms of life blossomed as I completed my undergraduate degree in biology. Now, I’m learning new things and unlearning some old with sights on creating great music.
February 15, 2019 This week’s playlist additions include Dennis Lloyd’s valiant return, August 08 and Smino’s harmonious collaboration, Matt Maeson’s ode to life on the lonely road, and much more.
Author: Yasmin Damoui
February 13, 2019 "In this song, I wanted to be open with my vices to show it’s a prominent part of the human experience.”
Author: Andra Nechita
Genre: Hip-Hop / R&B / Soul
From: Birmingham, England
Related Artists: Hozier, John Legend, Leon Bridges
Genre: Hip-Hop / Rap
From: Queens, NY
Related Artists: The Weeknd, Majid Jordan, Travis Scott
Genre: Hip-Hop / R&B / Rap
From: Los Angeles, CA
Related Artists: Wiz Khalifa, Miguel, Tory Lanez