new music: d.c. hip-hop artist and youth jstarks affirms black youths through positive, swear-free music
By Sound Check
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
*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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