Dorsh links up with producer RJF to craft a thoughtful examination of race and beauty.
On February 13, Dorsh Deans stumbled across an NPR Fresh Air interview with Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis. She discussed the traditional roles of dark-skinned women in Hollywood films and made an incredible point about how ‘media inspires the mulatto from within’. Dorsh completely agreed with her position and wrote a song which features poetry from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron and production from RJF. The track is entitled “The Mulatto (Afrodite)” and it depicts the life of a girl who knows she is beautiful but falls victim to societies simulated standard of light-skinned beauty. Dorsh is reaching out because he feels that the message covers an important issue that no one is addressing in the hip hop/music community.
In the past year, Dorsh has been featured on several top music blogs and radio shows domestically and Internationally. On February 24, 2012 his debut single “Je t’aime”, from the Neopolitan LP, premiered at #10 on Hypem’s popular music charts. Amidst performing with a wide range of artists from LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad to Talib Kweli, Dorsh has done remix work for FADERLABEL in NYC, engineered for Ska Rebirth in Kingston, and mastered for Asahi Brewery in Tokyo. Successfully earning his stripes in the as an engineer/producer, Dorsh is now ready to transition from behind the board to behind the mic with his debut LP Neopolitan for Rad Summer!
DOWNLOAD: Dorsh – “The Mulatto (Afrodite)”