Mourning [A] BLKstar
With their unique and powerful sound, Mourning [A] BLKstar pushes musical and social boundaries.
The multi-generational, gender and genre non-conforming collective from Cleveland combines hip-hop music production techniques and live instrumentation.
R’N’B grooves serve as a backbeat for poetry that reflects and expands upon contemporary Black culture and consciousness. With vinyl crackles, hypnotic post-funk atmospheres, they create soundscapes that resonate the pathways and frequencies that have sustained the African Diaspora.
“If it ain’t funky, no one is going to listen to it. … We want it to be where you almost forget what the lyrics are saying and then it hits you like, ‘Oh shit, I’m kind of lightweight jamming to this sad song.” FROM INTERVIEW WITH “COLUMBUS MONTHLY”