Multihyphenate VV Brown’s “Black British” blends a lot of sounds together to create a story of, well, what it’s like to be Black in Britain. In some ways, it’s quite similar to being Black in America. In others, it’s a bit more nuanced. In other still, it’s completely different from being Black in America. And that’s what makes the song so interesting and educational about this song that brings to mind artists like Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill.
The thing that grabbed me first about this track was the cover art. It features a woman seemingly vomiting up/vomiting on the British flag. I believe that, like America, Britain was (at points) built on the backs and bodies of its Black population. It’s an intriguing concept/song, one that’s got a lot of other parts to it coming out soon. Check out the song below and support dope music in all its forms.