Living in a world where we’re judged by stereotypes, people find it weird if they see a black person jamming to rock music.
I love rock! You should see the looks I get when I’m blasting a Blink 182 song in my car. People be in disbelief when they see a black person jamming to rock, but the way I see it, music doesn’t discriminate. Different genres of music brings out different energies. Rock just makes me want to scream at the top of my lungs and let out all my frustrations. I listen to all genres of music, but rock has played a significant role in my life and has really gotten me through a lot.
To see a black rock band, is a proud moment for me, because I remember the days of being made fun of for being black, listening to rock, and having a more punk-rockish style. So to see Ho99o9 making rock music, I can’t help but show madd rispek (a lot respect) especially because they have a message to send with their music.
I continue pushing on diversity within the African culture because once we realize how diverse our culture is, the more accepting we will be of our breddrens and sistrens who don’t fit the stereotypical portrayal of “black”.
Take a good listen to this track by Ho99o9 and pay close attention to their video United States of Horror.