How is it that a form of music so integral to the individualization of Black Americans becomes something of a farce in their hands? While it’s a debate that’s been beaten like the proverbial dead horse, it’s one that still bears consideration.
The new rising soul legend, Michael Kiwanuka, is currently on tour promoting his new album Home Again. Critics all around the world have been amazed by the talent this 24-year-old has. YAM got a chance to see him as he played in Stockholm on this sunny spring day.
Sometimes we find ourselves at the point between inspiration and concept where the music that we come across just defies everything we know about modern sound. One such prophet of soundscape is J Dilla.