McKinley Dixon – Beloved! Paradise! Jazz!?

The idea of longing and escape is central to McKinley Dixon's music, especially his forthcoming project, the ambitious Beloved! Paradise! Jazz!?, named after the trilogy of novels from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the writer Dixon has described as “the greatest rapper ever.” Morrison’s novels looked into American history to locate eruptions of longing and escape with the beautiful sweep and precision of her prose. That’s the energy Dixon tries to channel on this album.