What’s the purpose of music? It makes us feel good. We can dance to it. It can sometimes be a form of escape. But what about highlighting an issue?
Perhaps music is used to do this more than we initially realise; in protest songs and subtle two-edged sword lyrics that appear to be about one thing, but are actually addressing another. But urban duo Stunnah Gee and Kymo Kingin have answered this question by using their music to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Stunnah Gee has encountered the disease a number of times in his life, with both his aunt and uncle coming into contact with it. His aunt has had a number of breast cancer scares in the past, whilst his uncle regrettably passed away from pancreatic cancer.
Although Stunnah Gee and Kymo Kingin are capable of creating some quality urban music that stands alone, their new EP, appropriately titled Nipples, tackles the issue of raising breast cancer awareness with its lead track ‘I Need An Answer’.
Blending elements of R&B, pop, afrobeat and trap, the new EP is an eclectic mix of styles that come together to form a highly contemporary and listenable record, made all the more commendable due to its good cause. In fact, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to breast cancer sufferers who cannot afford treatment and organisations searching for a cure for the disease.
They realised that they could do more with their music noting that they wanted to: ‘create world music and to break boundaries with the project, but in the long run after sharing so many ideas, the thought came to us that we can do much more than just create music, but also give back to the society and that’s how we made it a breast cancer awareness project.’
You can watch an interview with Stunnah Gee here as he talks about his ethos as a musician:
Buy/Listen to the EP here: