Nadirah X – Nobody’s Coming [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Introspective, Emotional, Love.

Tell us a few things about your new song “Nobody’s Coming”. What is the story behind it?

The song is an examination of society, what we have been taught to believe spiritually, mentally and also and examination of self, understanding our power lies with us. Freedom is within us. Olaf Blackwood’s vocal interpretation of that sentiment is beautiful.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

From Nobody’s Coming? Wow, the entire song is personal and an honest observation, from my view of our world. How one is treated because of color, gender, sexuality, economics. The line“…they’re giving us all of these things while they are taking our girls…” is how the dangling carrot (money, sex etc) distracts us, it places us on a hamster wheel so to speak and people will do anything to acquire the things we are told we must acquire to be recognized.

Favourite album of the past year?

Right now I’m bouncing between Jazmine Sullivans Heaux Tales and Adele’s 30.

Why is sexism, and even outright misogyny, so pervasive in Hip Hop culture?

The seed planted many moons ago that this is a mans world and women are just here to facilitate that journey carry’s on in every aspect of society, and of course, art is a reflection of the time and space we are in. I think its changing though…

Photo by @theartistcaps

When not writing music, how do you spend your time?

When I’m not writing I’m listening to music, observing the world. I also love binge watching tv shows, when there is time.

One last thing we should know about you?

I love watching stand up comedy and horror films!

Thank you!

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