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30 New Musicians ‘Grown Folks’ Will Love

A new generation of Black womxn are making music ‘like they used to do’

VanJess performing with mood lighting live with a Spotify logo in neon at the back. They are singing into their microphones and gesturing at each other.
VanJess perform during the Spotify House Of Are & Be Late Night Jam Session With Raphael Saadiq on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Spotify

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone over 30 say “they just don’t make good music anymore!” I would finally be able to live out my dream of becoming the Black Tinsley Mortimer. Alas, I fear becoming a rich eccentric is not in my future.




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