Jamila Woods’ Blk Girl Soldier Is Sweet Soul For The Spirit (Video)
Chicago, Illinois singer/poet/activist Jamila Woods has appeared on two Top 10 albums in 2016. First she made noise (stemming back into last year) with “White Privilege II” on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. More recently, she is among the ensemble cast on Chance The Rapper’s celebrated Coloring Book.
Pushing towards her own album, Woods makes a video for early ’16 single “Blk Girl Soldier.” The single juxtaposes the songstress’ vocals talents against some hard lyrics about how Black women (and also men) have been treated historically. The message is that of hope, as she reveals that her people are warriors, who refuse to surrender to hate or oppression.
The minimalist visual features some light choreography, but keeps focus on the art and the artist.