afropunk mixtape: ‘we gon’ start a pussy riot’ – check out janelle monáe, leikeli47, shea diamond, and more on the latest

March 5, 2018
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One thing is clear: we’re in the middle of a revolution to disrupt the white cishetero patriarchy. It’s no surprise then that so many of the dopest songs featured last month were by queer women of color. From the defiance of Leikeli47 and Shea Diamond to the self-love of artists like Amare Symoné and Janelle Monáe, this is a crop of songs ready to smash the patriarchy with an 808. Heeding Janelle Monáe’s call, we present our latest Mixtape: We Gon’ Start a Pussy Riot.


Artwork by Nikki Farquharson

01. Introduction
02. Leikeli47 – Attitude
03. Shea Diamond – I Am Her
04. Baytrees – Crossroads
05. Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Harriet Tubman
06. Blackfish Collective – Peng Lighty
07. The Txlips Band – Another Year
08. Interlude: Txlips (August 2017)
09. Amare Symoné – Kol(ours)
10. Le Vice – Always There
11. Astralblak – Dues
12. Ghost & The City – NWTA
13. Twin Shadow – Saturdays
14. Harville – Blood
15. Jodie Abacus – Meet Me in the Middle
16. Interlude: Viola Davis (Women’s March 2018)
17. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel