Taken from For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her
Jessie Atkinson
10:53 9th March 2021

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McKinley Dixon has followed up the excellent lead single to his forthcoming album For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her. 'Swangin' follows 'make a poet Black' and shows a bouncier - but no less powerful angle from the Virginia rapper.

Built on a shaking, banging, rhythmic beat, Dixon alternately raps and layers treated vocal over instrumentals created by Josh Letjoux. The banging rhythm "had the feel of children banging on a lunch room table" Dixon noted.

The track follows last month's 'make a poet Black', which we called "a track that refuses to be pinned down", moving as it does between hip-hop and free jazz.

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