new music: d.c. hip-hop artist and youth jstarks affirms black youths through positive, swear-free music

March 17, 2016

JStarks (aka Javier Starks) is a hip-hop artist & youth advocate from D.C. who uses swearword-free music to “pours positivity and love back into the black community”. The rapper’s latest release “Indigo Child: “D”​-​EITY” features the likes of Grammy winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper, drummer/producer Daru Jones, and public intellectual and professor Michael Eric Dyson. Listen to the album down below and let us know what you think.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Picture credit: Sarah Parker

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