The Future’s Here Today: McKinley Dixon

We’ve got Little Simz and Loyle Carner, America has Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean, and now, future superstar, McKinley Dixon.

Fusing jazz, gospel and hip hop , the young rapper has eclectic tastes. He was born in 1995 in Richmond, Virginia, and is now based in Chicago. Eloquent, humble and funny, his music addresses the mess society is in with a disarming kindness and generosity of spirit that is breathtaking.

An old soul despite his youth, influenced by Stevie Wonder and Kamasi Washington alike, his new album, Beloved! Paradise! Jazz!? released via City Slang on June 2nd is a dead cert for one of the year’s best. It’s effortless sounding, while musically and lyrically complex.

Published by loreleiirvine

I'm a freelance arts monkey. Come see my brain vomit.

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