Monday
Dec202010

Black Women and Music: Where is the Black Taylor Swift??

Help me out here. I'm living in a bubble these days, but I was having a conversation with a long-time WAOD supporter and they were bemoaning the fact that little Black girls are apparently running around emulating Nicki Minaj and they wondered where the Black Taylor Swift was hiding. By that they meant a young Black girl who plays an instrument and writes her own music about normal relatively innocuous teenage angst.  

Um so I thought briefly about Keke Palmer and this letter we posted, but are y'all aware of any young Black women in your local area who play an instrument and write their own songs?  

They don't even have to be good songs mind you, just songs about something other than sex and money and whatever it is that monopolizes the lyrics of music these days.