Matt Muse: “Shea Butter Baby” feat. Shawnee Dez

KUTX listeners may already be familiar with Young Chicago Authors, the writing and poetry after-school organization that introduced the world to Chance the Rapper, Jamila Woods, and most recently Matt Muse. Like Chance, Matt Muse is all about education, critical investigation, self-love and redefining Black masculinity through hip-hop.

Muse first showed off his talents as an intellectual lyricist and determined producer on last year’s The Sikk Tape and this week he’s taking it up a notch with a brand new EP! Like a modern-day Samson, Muse cultivates strength, power and more by growing out his hair, a sentiment reflected in the album’s title, Nappy TalkNappy Talk exudes energy and confidence through its subversive lyrics, multiple features and naturally, Muse’s production and performance. Nappy Talk releases this Friday but you can get a free sample featuring fellow South-Sider Shawnee Dez – “Shea Butter Baby”.

Jack Anderson

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