Written by @isjonespoetry
As a natural, it took me a long time to unlearn the systemic hatred which comes with having 4C hair. I, like many Black women, thought we could perm out what makes us seem ugly in the face of mainstream beauty. What I realized also is a lot of men, while most do not outright say they prefer long, flowing tresses, it became apparently this is what they preferred. What a blessing it is to see a Black man praise a Black woman for what makes her beautiful and extraordinary. Her dark skin. Her light skin. Her kinks. Her curls. Bantu knots. Braids. TWA (teeny, weeny afro). Dreads. I could go on and on.
New Orleans's own Travis Little truly is a cloth cut from divine fabric. Not just for his praise of the black women that brought him to this planet, but his lyrical prowess, methodical use of beats and his impressive, admirable ability to capture love and culture in the span of a single song. A poet, rapper, the artist's recent mixtape "Book of Cipher" was released in 2014 on DatPiff.
Since then, Travis Little has been slowly making a name for himself, and I'm 1000% here in support of a man, a Black man, a brilliant artist here to speak his truth. And I hope you are too.