Representing: Washington, DC
Genre: Hip-Hop/Soul
For fans of: Erykah Badu, Summer Walker, Kendrick Lamar
Single from: N/A
Produced by: Praise Proda
Song of the Day: August 13, 2022
Label(s): OSHUN

“Made a 100k in a hundred ways.”

Being a bruja (witch), or someone who practices spells and rituals, wasn’t always a thing to discuss in public. Famously, witches in America were lynched and imprisoned in the 1600s and in Europe between 1300 and 1330, which didn’t stop witches of colour from practising in their hoods and villages. OSHUN, the musical group taking the name of the old Yoruba spirit (Ọṣun), is a literal embodiment of that classic tweet Erykah Badu posted on June 1, 2014.

As any other trapper would write about how they’re getting it out of the mud, OSHUN sends the same message in their way. Instead of cooking up, weighing and trapping illegal narcotics, they’re making products for brujas to buy from their shoppe. And by the looks out of it, what they have is so potent that the trap house is booming. Check out the well-made Blaze the Rebel directed for the Praise Proda production below. I enjoy the dancing and how clean each flow is over the beat.