Hey y’all! I have been working on my second full length project this summer and look forward to jumping on a tour in less than a month! I’m excited to share with you some of what has been happening on the road to completion through exclusive studio and live show footage, and straight-up person-to-person conversations. We hit a bit of a standstill in the production of the album, but with my partnership with PledgeMusic, I’m excited about the prospect of finally finishing this project and bringing the Chocolate Factory along on the road. The Chocolate Factory has been instrumental in my live performance and music, and what a tragedy it would be other cities couldn’t witness the magic they contribute.
I’m exploring hunger as a concept for this album, which means that it has already required a lot of tears, sweat, frustration, and vulnerability. As such, it has become very dear to me. I’m happy about the trajectory that were on but we’re not there yet. I’m asking you to be a part of the journey to get it finished. You can be a part of it however you’d like! If you just want to pre-order the album that’s perfectly fine. If you want everything on the menu including a live show in your living room and a Dominican food date, you couldn’t have fewer flaws. Any and everything is appreciated. Everything counts. Everything matters. And YOU, my dear record label, are making my dream happen— I can feel it get closer, the further along this album gets. And because it’s all you, every perk is too.
Please share to everyone you can think of: your organization, your aunties, your children, your networks! Share, share, share. It takes a village.
Thank you so much. I look forward to doing this together.
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Promo photos by Ally Schmaling
Sample Artist Tracks
AccessPass™: Digital Download
A digital download of the new album, as soon as it’s released. PLUS access to content from the studio, and on the road.
A signed CD of the new album
- Signed CD of the new album
- November 3rd CD
- Digital Download of the new album
Unisex sized shirt with a new design.
Chapbook of Poems
I’m currently in the process of writing the manuscript for my first-ever poetry chapbook, Catcall, Shoulder check, which is an exploration and unpacking of the ways in which we learn to belong to each other. By we I mean, masculine black women navigating the intersections of class, race, religion, and queerness. I won’t be publishing or selling it until it is picked up by a press I love, but before that conversation even begins to happen, YOU will receive a copy of the unpublished, final product.
Signed Album Art Poster
A poster with the new album artwork.
Signed CD + T-Shirt
Get a signed CD of the new album, plus a t-shirt, and the digital download.
VIP Tour Access
VIP access to attend soundcheck and hang out with me and The Chocolate Factory during one of the upcoming tour dates.
Make your show selection at checkout.
If you’re anything like me, the best thing people can do for you is not buy you the latest pair of headphones or an exclusive pair of kicks, but take their god-given hands, dip them in some coconut oil, and rub those bad boys into the scalp, and ultimately massage it in to the soul. If you know what I’m talking about, or are the least bit curious, this minimally intimate, maximally spiritual option is probably the right thing for you. Best thing about this? It can be done anywhere!
Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet
A handwritten lyric sheet to the song of your choice.
Dominican Food Date
Next to scalp-rubs/greases, the closest thing to my heart is good Dominican food. Oh, and I know where all the good spots in Boston are (some in restaurants and some in my best friend’s kitchen). Selecting this means you are choosing to go on a two-hour date for Dominican food. Here we can talk about our favorite Game of Thrones theories, how we feel about Post Malone, Beyonce theology, and your true feelings about Geminis.
Invitation to a Recording Session
Sometimes I’m in my head or self-deprecating about my purpose as an artist. Sometimes I’m feeling myself and the music pours from me. I can’t promise which of these you’ll see, but what you’re guaranteed to see is me showing up as my whole self in the studio, trying to make the music I love, that impacts the world, and that I can be proud of. Plus, for my 21+ year old friends, there is always tequila. :)
Ad Lib on Your Song
Need a harmony? Some “yeah,” “uh-huh”, and my personal favorite, “come on?” Some Kanye radio filter? A real life Migos reject on your next song? I’m your girl. Holla.
Usually verses are negotiable. Here, there is a set (and discounted) price at which you can purchase a 16-bar verse from yours truly. I approach each verse like it’s my song. Why? Because that is me being represented in the world and I want to be sure I do the both of us justice. All types of hip-hop/rap accepted, but also poems and melodic verses are also an option if a rap verse doesn’t quite fit what you’re looking for.
I’ll bring The Chocolate Factory to your home or event, for your very own private show.
Additional travel fees may apply, if located over 60 miles from Boston. Can also align with tour dates.