Native hip-hop artist Kween Katt is again with one other installment of acutely aware rap in her new single, “4:44” — the most recent in a succession of songs that discover numerology off her upcoming album 61989: A Juneteenth Album.
In line with Kween, “61989 is breaking down all the numbers that we see, that are known as angel numbers.”
Different singles embody “5:55,” “11:11,” “3:33” and “222.”
“After I began coming into the information, I needed to do a number of analysis after I was seeing all these numbers on a regular basis,” Kween stated. She’s taken courses with a purpose to acquire a balanced perspective of numerology, which is the assumption in a divine coincidence between numbers and occasions.
“If you happen to’re seeing 444, it might be that you simply misplaced a liked one and they’re getting your consideration, or that it’s time to construct one thing. 4-four-four is about neighborhood,” she stated of the brand new single.
The tune begins: “With 444, your angels are actually letting to be inspired and that they’re proper there with you. Quiet the thoughts and hear. Angels can’t work with out permission.”
Kween’s songwriting course of entails a number of learning, she stated, so she will carry a proof of numerology to listeners that breaks down the importance of every angel quantity beginning with 111 and ending with 999.
“I need to put out a tune for every quantity, that approach you possibly can stroll away from every tune understanding what each means,” she stated.
Kween prefers a simplistic ambiance for her lyrics. “In terms of music like this, the place I’m placing out a message, I like loops,” she stated of the manufacturing course of. She has been working with a handful of beat makers in a cellular studio setting to place collectively the album.
“The kind of music I do doesn’t slot in with a number of the artists in my space,” she stated. “My music is extra of a educating type. I don’t slot in at a membership scene. So I needed to begin making my very own occasions. I needed to create an atmosphere if you’re being educated, entertained and having enjoyable.” Kween began occasions such because the annual Afrikan Konciousness Pageant, and this yr’s Freedom Convention.
The Konciousness fest, again for the seventh time Oct. 23, is an occasion held in honor of African identities. She’s seen participation within the pageant dwindle after a big turnout for the debut occasion, which befell after the bloodbath at Emanuel AME. “Final yr was the primary time all people began speaking about Juneteenth, however for seven years, I’ve been screaming Juneteenth. In terms of our tradition, Charleston is behind.”
The Freedom Convention on July 31 in Moncks Nook will concentrate on empowering people to take possession of themselves and make the most of sources — comparable to submitting correct paperwork. In her rarch, she’s discovered that there was not solely vital genocide on paper, but in addition a scarcity of constant illustration in historic record-keeping.
“Like with a number of our grandparents, it says American Indian or straight American, it doesn’t say African American or Black,” she stated. “These phrases got to us later. It makes it more durable to know who we actually are as a result of we’ve been given so many names. That’s why I’m doing the Freedom Convention.”
“I name it the Freedom Convention as a result of all my life I’ve been looking for freedom. I didn’t know what I wanted to be free.” She expounds on this idea in her e-book, #NoReligion. “I ended up altering my final identify to Huria when my spouse and I bought married. As an alternative of certainly one of us taking one another’s final identify, we created our personal. I needed to create a legacy since a number of [our family] nonetheless doesn’t know their very own — our mother and father are nonetheless looking for their grandparents. By creating our identify we’re creating our identification.”
Like she says in “4:44,” her new single: “Study self, then do for self.”