Colored Folk

Just months after wowing listeners with her 2017 album Strange Woman, Bates reminds everyone of the roots that ground her with the re-release of her critically acclaimed project For Colored Folk.

Colored FolkReleased in 2016, For Colored Folk has been highly praised among Hip-Hop lovers and fighters for justice alike. Inspired by social issues that affect the black community including the murder of Mike Brown Jr. by the Ferguson PD, homophobia and sexism – Bates attacks the intersectional problems and challenges the views and beliefs of her listeners, making For Colored Folk her most hard-hitting and direct album to date!

Hailed by the Riverfront Times Newspaper as “a navigation through spiritual, social and political minefields— a crossroads of intersectional issues that she attacks head-on while aiming straight for the gut,” with “a brash vibe that respects the time and intelligence of her peers and fans alike”, For Colored Folk is a concept album like none other; resonating with anyone exhausted of the racial, social and political injustices plaguing the country.

Colored Folk

Just as impactful today as it was 1 year ago, Bates’ For Colored Folk album is a mantra for the human condition of continuously triumphing through persecution.