Following last summer’s BLM protests, art became an important vessel for messaging. But what does it mean when that art is being commissioned by the power structures built on colonial values?
Desiire emulates the complexity of identity through sound.
The singer and Juno Award-winner sifts through history to tell stories about African culture as well as his lived experiences.
Clerel’s musical journey has been a process of self discovery.
Inspired by the icons fronting the vanguard of female hip-hop, from Nicki Minaj to Missy Elliott, SLM is aiming high.
Comparing himself to an early version of Common, Phelps sees himself belonging to the modern rebirth of neo-soul music.
Haviah Mighty’s music radiates with a sense of overwhelming fortitude, ready to burst through her songs at the seams, from the power of her delivery to her lyrical depth.
A fusion of Afrobeats, R&B, and dance-influenced sounds, Töme’s style defies genre as much as it embraces it.
There’s a dual purpose to the Toronto rapper’s songs: one born out of necessity and one born out of healing.