Rising Australian-Ghanaian hip-hop artist Genesis Owusu has dropped a new track produced by neo-soul slayers Simon Marvin and Perrin Moss Hiatus Kaiyote.
The powerful ‘Awomen, Amen’ features an excerpt from a speech given by anti-slave speaker Sojourner Truth at a women’s convention in 1851, titled ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ delivered by Owusu’s Zimbabwean high school friend, Abi Maminimini.
Speaking the track, the 20-year-old Canberra-based rapper said: “Awomen, Amen is not a love song. It is an ode to the female in all her grace, elegance, nastiness, power, rebellion, boldness and ferocity.
“I didn’t write this song as one the ‘nice guys’. I didn’t write it to show everyone that I’m the perfect man, who has never disrespected a woman in his life, or to be the poster boy ‘male feminist’.
“I have been gross and misogynistic before, I’ve been a teenage boy. Sometimes I still have to catch myself from being susceptible to my inherent male conditioning.
“I didn’t write this song as one the ‘nice guys’, I wrote it as a man who is trying to understand and do better.”
Check out the smooth and switched on ‘Awomen, Amen,’ out on Ourness, below.
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