From next month's For My Mama And Anyone Who Look Like Her
Jessie Atkinson
14:03 6th April 2021

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McKinley Dixon has shared a further piece of next month's album For My Mama And Anyone Who Look Like Her. 'Chain Sooo Heavy' is single number three taken from the Spacebomb release.

If you like your rap with a side-order of jazz then this one will be right up your street. Idiosyncratic beats make for a jittery ride through one of Dixon's long-time live favourites; a complex, thrilling track assessing of how the Black experience - and Black trauma - is commodified by society.

Hear it:

"...the way that trauma can be made palatable and marketable without consent and how because of capitalism, it’s hard to escape the consolidating parts of you for an audience. It’s a self reflection on how I’m susceptible to that" said in a press note.

The track follows February's 'make a poet Black' (which we called "a track that refuses to be pinned down"), and last month's 'Swangin''. 

Following lst year's The House That Got Knocked Down EP and 2018's Who Taught You to Hate Yourself? and The Importance of Self-Belief, For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her will be Dixon's first release on Spacebomb.

For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her Tracklist:

1. Chain Sooo Heavy
2. Never Will Know (feat. Micah James, Gold Midas)
3. Bless the Child
4. make a poet Black
5. protective styles (feat. Abby T.)
6. Swangin'
7. brown shoulders (feat. Ms. Jaylin Brown)
8. B.B.N.E. (feat. Teller Bank$)
9. Grown Man Voice (feat. Micah James, Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon, Pink Siifu)
10. Mama's Home (feat. Alfred.)
11. Twist My Hair (feat. Deau Eyes)

For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her arrives 7 May via Spacebomb.

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Photo: David Muessig