My guest on the show, ML, is well-respected in the Namibian music industry as a musician and entrepreneur. She made a name for herself as manager to Exit, one of Namibia’s most celebrated musicians of our time as well as a featuring as an artist on numerous hits over the last decade. In 2017 she decided to launch her solo career by releasing The Diplomat which is her debut album.
We talked about empowering Africans by driving the narrative. Music plays a huge part in this, as something many Africans understand as cultural and providing social commentary. When music is consumed beyond the borders of Africa, it is an opportunity to show a different side to what and who we are. The role of women in the music industry is often understated and we discussed the fantastic work being done by Nami
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The new album by 6lack, East Atlanta Love Letter, enters the Sum'n to Say discussion colosseum. We dig into the heart of his sophomore offering, praise the inventive drive-in movie listening party, and consider what the East Atlanta Love Letter can possibly do next.
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Intro music by Slimm Leary
Producer-singer-songwriter-DJ-everything else rhêtorík bares his soul on ‘Behind Closed Doors.’ The EP is a sum of his whimsy and his triumphs, a showcase of his insecurities, but also a promise to himself and to his fans that there will be light in their lives. Across five songs and in 20 minutes, rhêtorík makes quick work of what hurts him and how he’s learned to heal himself.
“I took a year from 24 to 25, where I went completely stone-cold sober, really got into the vlogging, and just took a year of internal reflection,” he told DJBooth. His reflections led him to question himself and his motives, and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is the immediate product of his weighty introspection. The indie-meets-EDM influences on the project undoubtedly move music forward, but it’s rhêtorík’s hopeful message that makes him a truly enduring artist.