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The Rise and Reign of Queen Kwong

Queen Kwong (Laura-Mary Carter)

From Gorillaz to Bad Bunny

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Print star Queen Kwong told us that, “If you asked me if I was OK right before I recorded this or during or right after, I wouldn’t have been able to confidently say yes. But there’s been a lot of time. Even though it’s a very raw, emotional record, mostly about the most difficult time in my life, I’m not in that time anymore. I think it’s cool to be able to talk about it now because I do have hindsight and perspective, and I’m not as emotional and attached to it as I was going through it or making the record. So I’m OK.”

In “Not Another DJ,” Benni Ola said that, “For a long time I never considered myself a producer. It felt like this big title and responsibility I was afraid of. It’s only recently I’ve decided to allow space for it, initially starting with vocal production and then taking up percussive instruments. I’ve played bongos since I was a teen and now I’m leaning into something I’ve always known.”

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