Adrian Younge - The American Negro
Catalogue No.: JIDED1CD
Release Date: 26th February 2021
1. Revisionist History
2. The American Negro
3. The Black Broadcast
5. Double Consciousness
6. Watch The Children
7. Dying On The Run
8. Intransigence of The Blind
9. James Mincey Jr.
10. Disadvantaged Without A Title
11. Mama (You Will Make It)
12. The Black Queen
13. Margaret Garner
14. Race Is A Fallacy
15. Light On The Horizon
16. A Symphony For Sahara
17. America Is Listening
18. The March On America
19. Paradox of The Positive
20. The Death March
21. Black Lives Matter
22. Rotten Roses
23. Jim Crow's Dance
24. Patriotic Portraits
25. George Stinney Jr.
26. Sullen Countenance
FORMAT DETAILS: CD is a Tri-fold digipak incl. 14 page booklet.
The American Negro is an unapologetic critique, detailing the systemic & malevolent psychology that afflicts people of color. It should be evident that any examination of black music is an examination of the relationship between black & white America.
This relationship has shaped the cultural evolution of the world and its negative roots run deep into our psyche. With an elaborate orchestral and soulful display, The American Negro re-invents the black native tongue: a politically conscious LP with a prescription to eradicate hate in America.
“The American Negro is the most important creative accomplishment of my life. This project dissects the chemistry behind blind racism, using music as the medium to restore dignity and self-worth to my people"
Adrian Younge is a multi-instrumentalist, film composer and producer with an analog studio and record store in Los Angeles. He is a member of The Midnight Hour and has produced for entertainment greats ranging from Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Wu Tang Clan.
He’s composed for television shows such as Marvel’s Luke Cage (with Ali Shaheed Muhammad), and films including Black Dynamite. He owns the boutique record label, Linear Labs, and is co-owner of Jazz Is Dead.
When he’s not working on scores for major studios or networks, he’s making albums that speak to his own artistry.
For The American Negro, Younge not only wrote, but played every instrument of the album’s rhythm section; he also orchestrated a 30-piece orchestra and recorded them in his analog studio.
PRESS/ONLINE: Rolling Stone - https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/adrian-younge-american-negro-1122284/
Under The Radar –
MOJO - Album review confirmed
The Wire - Album review confirmed
Record Collector - Album review confirmed
Echoes - Album review confirmed
Wax Poetics - As part of their re-launch they’d like to run a comprehensive feature on Jazz Is Dead including an interview with Adrian around the release of TAN.
Brooklyn Vegan - included in "31 Songs Out Today" & Tweet
The Portable Infinite
Under the Radar
BBC Radio 4 – Front Row
Radio 4 is the BBC’s flagship spoken-word station and its daily culture show Front Row boasts 2 million listeners per week. They would like to interview Adrian around the release of the album.
BBC World Service – Music Life
Interviewing Adrian and Ali and will include a plug for TAN. The station reaches a global audience of 80 million.
BBC 6Music – Huey Morgan
Adrian put a mix together for the show which they are planning to put out this Saturday along with a play of the single.
Soul & Jazz
Will play the lead single this week
Are playing the single across various shows this week
Will play this single this week
OTHER ACTIVITY: https://jazzisdead.co/