Fromerica

by Bo Dean

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As taken from SG Magazine/STL Today Interviews

Bo Dean releases his next major project Fromerica, which he describes as the soundtrack to Black America as it stands currently. Witness to the focal point of international protest due to the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in 2014 by a local police officer, a project of this intensity was bound to be created by the artist sooner or later.

Commenting on the now as it relates to the struggles of the Civil Rights era and Black Power Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, the instrumentation will make that connection as well with groovy beats and a touch of psychedelic funk reminiscent of the days of Curtis Mayfield. “I touch on a lot of things that’s going on right now that happened back then: police brutality, segregation, standing up for what you believe in, being proud to be black.” Bo Dean says of the long awaited project. “It’s just real old school, real soulful, it has an uplifting vibe to it.”

“Everything I experienced at the time inspired me to do this album,” says Dean, a St. Louis Public Schools teacher.

He feels it’s a must for any artist who witnessed Ferguson firsthand to put their experiences in their music.

“It’s definitely important for us to talk about it,” he says. “But I didn’t want to do it in a way that seemed to capitalize on it.”

“I didn’t want to scare people away — make people uncomfortable,” he says. “I do get deep, but I don’t want people to hear it and say, ‘I don’t know what to think about Bo Dean.’ I want them to appreciate the message and they will.”

Fronited we stand...Divided we fall.

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released July 4, 2016

featuring Tylan, Crisis, Louie Boy, KoKo of Basement Beats, Yung P, King Ca$h, Cheron Brash, CUE, Sal Calhoun, Trifekta, Attitude, Neiman Martin

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Bo Dean St Louis, Missouri

My Inspiration is Just life in general, most of my music talks about life situations. I’m inspired by things that I have experienced, saw and heard others go through. I try to be universal with my music, can’t really place me in one style of rap. Also I’m inspired by other great artist, nothing like good competition…sad to say, it’s not much of that. ... more

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