Feministing Jamz: Future Brown

Future Brown is Fatima Al Qadiri, J-Cush, Aasma Maroof, and Daniel Pineda — a production super group making some of the most exciting and conceptually brilliant new underground club music out there right now. 

The four members of Future Brown: two men, two women, wearing black and white and photographed at a profile

Their highly anticipated self-titled new album features an underground all-star cast of vocalists and Jamz faves, including Maluca, Kelela, Shawnna, and several tracks featuring the up-and-coming Tink (whose Fader cover story in which she calls herself a feminist you should most definitely read). While it’s not coming out until February 24th, you can stream it over at NPR Music now, and trust: you don’t wanna wait.

Though they’ve been releasing tracks featured in the album over the past year — starting with the Tink track Wanna Party that started my personal love affair with them — the new tracks are brilliant, and the whole album manages to be cohesive as fuck while mixing elements of hip hop, dancehall, reggaeton, and grime.

Don’t sleep on this y’all. Go listen to it like, yesterday.

Photo credit: Christelle De Castro

New York, NY

Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Verónica is a queer immigrant writer, activist, and rabble-rouser.

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