The Souttrotta Series Vol. I: The Blue State (Trust Life Releases)
In a desert of neo-soul cliches, The Blue State effectively mixes politics, partying and real life without degenerating into vapidity or sloganeering. Project creator Hanifah Walidah, Mrk DrkFthr, and Tim'm West headline a talented medley of independent musicians that bravely speak truth to power ("Negrolosophy," "Do,Do,Do"), shake the spirit and move the crowd simultaneously.
Juba Kalamka is a member of the queer hip-hop crew Deep Dickollective, founder of the label Sugartruck Recordings and curator of the annual PeaceOUT World Homohop Festival in Oakland, California.
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