LOVE CHILD began as a stirring in my psyche. In constant search for the perfect sound, something to vibe to, I rode my bike through Oakland bumping Reggae— The Abyssinians, Buju, Steel Pulse, Peter Tosh.
Growing up in the Seattle Hip Hop scene, I’d heard many great things about talented producer, BeanOne, so I finally got in contact with him via email. He was so down to collab! BeanOne then created Reggae-style Hip Hop bangers that got my creative juices flowing. Thanks in part to Jabari Tawiah, I recorded the songs and the project was born!
I couldn’t release it without playing it for my family in Jamaica. I traveled to the island in August, and folks were really feeling it. That was all the encouragement I needed.
LOVE CHILD is dedicated to anyone who has felt like an outsider—YOU ARE LOVED—it’s for the youth dem, for folks that grind to uplift their peoples, for hustlers, for mic fiends, for everybody! I appreciate all your support. Jah Jah Bless!
Big ups to BeanOne, Jabari Tawiah/Jbarz (BarzMakesBangers), AGANA, Jeremiah Stevens of Dream Kings Entertainment, Gigante/Giant (Brwn Bflo), Miss Haze, Melissa Jones, Hollis, Lotus Nation and all who have contributed. I love you
released 27 September 2013
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