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Never in a million years did I think in a crowd of damn near ten thousand I would hear Dont Hide That Pussy & Slob On My Knob. ATLast was everything.
Now I and I say love & I-nity in I & I community. We no want no brutality. De dapper come fe nice up de facility; me come fe give dem in a Rootz-Rock- Culture reality. Tell dem dem culture come back and me say ready back! #SupaCat #tbt #originalDonGorgan salute all DJ’s from vinyl days!
Kid Sister is Back with a Brand New Look, EP and Outlook on Life.
Nearly five years after the release of her commercially unsuccessful but still solid-sounding debut album Ultraviolet (I loved that album) Chicago rapper Melissa Young, better known to most of us as ‘Kid Sister’, is back with a new song, new look and new sound.
In the past, Young’s style of music was hard to define - a little bit of hip-hop, dance music, jook and pop, also showing her range and versatility through her list of features and collaborations working with artists from Danny Brown and David Banner, to Kanye West, Estelle and Riff Raff.
Now, departing entirely from the pro-nails wearing, super girly glamourous femme with an edge, Young is wading in territory we’d never really expected to see her float around in. Bed Breaker, the first video from her newly released EP DUSK2DAWN, sees the rapper take on a new dancehall inspired persona sporting an asymmetrical blue bob, Tupac-inspired basketball jersey, and surrounded by 90s-fashion clad dancers. Much like the song itself, the video seems forced and with no direction. We can, however, appreciate the inspiration behind her new alter ego Jupiter Jane who the artist attributes to the Cosmos documentary series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Listening to her EP, the opening tracks sound like something Iggy Azalea’s camp would put together for the Australian rapper who recently gave Milli Vanilli a run for their money. But before you go accusing Kid Sister of taking a page out of Azalea’s book, note that Kid Sister’s been on the scene for much longer and the opposite is probably true. Thankfully, in a recent interview with EW Young explained the storytelling element behind the EP as a trajectory of her sound and persona throughout her career. What you hear first is what Kid Sister used to sound like, and as the EP progresses, so does she.
At around ten minutes into DUSK2DAWN, Young’s musical style is completely transformed into the more mature and melodic chanteuse she is today. Rapping over a Jam City twilight-inducing beat, NO is by far the stand out track on the EP. With it begins the transition from old Kid Sister to the ever-evolving and slightly mystical Jane Jupiter.
As the EP progresses, we’re introduced to the softer and more emotional side of the rapper, as well as a few tracks where she flexes her signature rap sound, showing that black girls and female rappers can switch easily between twerking over dancehall beats to wearing their hearts on their sleeves and feeling vulnerable.
From the halfway point onwards, the EP easily turns into one of the most promising experimental rap/hip-hop releases of the year. Talks of a new album in the works have us excited for what she’ll be releasing next.
Kid Sister, we’re so glad you’re back.
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MEXICANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT ESTABLISHED LOS ANGELES ON THIS DAY IN 1781
The Los Angeles Pobladores, or “townspeople,” were a group of 44 settlers and four soldiers from Mexico who established the famed city on this day in 1781 in what is now California. The settlers came from various Spanish castes, with over half of the group being of African descent.
And on this very day someone whose ancestors founded the city is probably being deported despite being the backbone of the economy
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The Compton (Calif.) Unified Board of Education approved in July allowing campus police officers to have AR-15 rifles on school grounds. There was no community input.