Jamila Woods – “Baldwin”

blame it on Meka May 7, 2019

With her LEGACY! LEGACY! album out this week (May 10th), the talented Jamila Woods reveals another soulful offering from it in the form of “Baldwin.”

Like its predecessors, the track is named after an influential Black figure. “‘Baldwin’ is a song inspired by the work of James Baldwin, particularly the ‘Letter to My Nephew‘ in his book The Fire Next Time,” Woods says. “He had an incredible ability to speak about whiteness in a way that was hard-hitting and nuanced, and delivered some of the most elegant reads to white America, providing me a lens to think about how I see whiteness at work in my world today.”

With some assistance from Nico Segal, the track can be heard below.