Moor Mother – All The Money

Moor Mother aka Camae Ayewa announced her new album ‘The Great Bailout’ last month, a body of work that explores the atrocities of British slavery, including how it was paid for and then obscured.

The Great Bailout

Coming out on March 8, The Great Bailout is Ayewa’s ninth studio album and third with ANTI- Records, with production contributions on various tracks from Mary Lattimore, Lonnie Holley, Vijay Ayer, Angel Bat Dawid, Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty, Aaron Dilloway and more.

Today she shares the album’s second track “All the Money”, which shifts the album’s tone into a more sinister register of voice and instrument. Examining the money made from the enslavement of Africans in Great Britian, the song was co-produced by Vijay Ayer and features Alya Al Sultani; both artists sent Ayewa samples and she threaded them throughout the track. Lyrically, the feeling of water remains a throughline as ‘the storm keeps raging’, but now as a drowning, conjuring the many captured black lives swallowed in the waters of the transatlantic crossing and the continuing drowning out of this British history.

Also out today is the new video for “All the Money,” directed by filmmaker and multimedia artist Cauleen Smith.

Inspired by Afrofuturism, black feminisim and African American identity in general, she is currently a professor at UCLA. The video she created for the track features chilling, crime scene-esque images of British royalty, landmarks and politicians.


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