JyellowL has returned with a powerful song about his experience of racism within Ireland. The Dublin based rapper and politics graduate was one of the main figures behind Ireland’s Black Lives Matters protests following the murder of George Floyd in America.
‘Doesn’t Feel Like ‘ sees JyellowL take a deep dive into those moments of racism and how they have shaped his relationship with Ireland. ‘Doesn’t Feel Like’, is the second single taken from his upcoming album ‘2020 D|vision’, due out 4th December 2020.
“This song is about my experience as an African immigrant in the western world. I came to Ireland when I was in my early teens and it was the first time I was made conscious of my racial and cultural difference. The first time I experienced racism, covert and blatantly overt. The first time I met people who hated me because of my race and wanted to cause me bodily harm as a result. The first time I met people who truly believed they were my superiors because of my skin colour. The first time that my character was judged based on the actions of groups of people, whom I shared nothing in common with but complexion, and faced the physical consequences in some instances. Those experiences I faced coupled with the historic injustice faced by other black people all over the western world, made me feel like I didn’t belong here. They say home is where the heart is, but I found it very difficult to place my heart somewhere that I was regularly reminded was not my “actual” home”.