Originally written in response to the election of Donald Trump, rapper MH the Verb uses lyrics to reflect on the anger and pain of people marginalized in America on Afronaut album standout “Yo America.”
The song’s video treatment debuted February 16 via Afropunk. A continuation of the “Traffic” music video, “Yo America” follows the character of the Afronaut as she explores a deserted warehouse full of books and learns more about our world, tracing Black History through a futuristic lens, while offering hope in the face of despair.
Available now on all digital platforms via ArtHouse95/Four Finger Distro, the Afronaut LP serves as the starting component of a conceptual, multi-media project that tells thestory of a Black sci-fi heroine from the future sent back in time to uplift, inspire, and empower our world.
Listen to Afronaut on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mhtheverb/sets/afronaut
Stream/Purchase Afronaut here: https://lnk.to/afronaut
Support the Afronaut movement: https://goo.gl/z1xWP1
Learn more about the Afronaut on YouTube: https://goo.gl/7gv3He
MH The Verb & ArtHouse95 kick off their 2018 East Coast tour tonight in Maryland. Full tour dates are as follows:
2/16 – FREDERICK,MD (Cafe Nola)
2/17 – PHILADELPHIA (#VibeHouse, Private House Party)
2/18 – CHAPEL HILL (Local 506)
2/21 – PITTSBURGH – WPTS 92.1 (live on-air performance)
2/23 – WEST CHESTER,PA (Sprout Music Collective)
2/24 – HARRISBURG,PA (Millennium Music Conference, workshop)
2/24 – PRINCETON (Terrace F. Club)
2/25 – NYC (The Shrine, Harlem)
More info + tickets here.
- “Sky Ain’t Blue” video (premiered by IMPOSE)
- “Power” paint process video (premiered by EARMILK)
- MH The Verb & ArtHouse95 Live at The Boom Room
- ‘Rico’s Rough Ragga Remix‘ of “Traffic” (premiered by Afropunk)
- “Traffic” music video (premiered by Mass Appeal)
More about the Afronaut:
The Afronaut is a conceptual multi-media project based on a Black sci-fi heroine from the future who travels back in time to our complicated present day to inspire and empower the artists and youth of our world. Helmed by rapper MH the Verb and developed by the multi-media hip hop/soul collective known as ArtHouse95, the album features MH’s timely, impassioned lyrics over funky grooves, progressive arrangements, and entrancing beats entirely produced by Buscrates 16 Bit Ensemble. Expanding the project with various contributions from ArtHouse singers and vocalists, the album blends jazz, hip hop, and funk/soul with the organic production values of today’s electronica. Afronaut serves as the full-length follow-up to MH The Verb’s 2014 Balloon Guide album and is his most vibrant and socially important work to date. Learn more here.