Group name: KATANI
Members: Amani O+ & Kat SoPoetic
Location: Albany and Troy New York
Styles: Hip-Hop, Rap, Spoken Word
CD name: Fuck Boyz n' Beats
Release date: February 2019
Label information: Independent/B.L.A.C.K. Label
Production details: Remake of Bodak Yellow by Cardi B. Recorded and mixed by JGI Media.
Music video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjSXSHEBjCY
Representation: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 518-328-4849
Featured on Hurricane Relief Album Viva Puerto Rico with Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Lila Downs and more.
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Written February 2018. Last updated December 2018
2 Femcees have just one question...misogyny, is you finished or are you done?
KATANI releases the second video of new anti-misogynoir project, "Fuck Boyz & Beats"/"Watermelon"
Activist and fem(inist)cee duo, KATANI, has released their latest single and newest addition to your fiercest Misogy-Nah! playlists. Unity joins “Hats” (an undersung Femmes anthem) and No Role Modelz (a line-by-line response to J Cole’s track of the same name) becoming the pair’s 5th independently released single since their formation a little more than two years ago. KATANI released “Kodak Mellow-nin” towards the close of 2017 (their first music video and) a biting and empowering remake to the Billboard Chart topping “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B.
Unity Music Video:
Kodak Mellow-nin Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjSXSHEBjCY
With tracks on their debut project Fuck Boyz & Beats titled “Say Her Name” and “Baby Mama Anthem” KATANI says the songs "speak in thoughts of our women, trans folx, femmes and gender nonconforming family, who are too frequently spoken at, over and for in mainstream music" -KATANI.
Hat’s iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hats-single/id1182605971
Hat’s YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eqTjnurf2w
“Hats” is the first single from KATANI’s debut album Fuck Boyz & Beats. It is inspired by the duo’s personal struggles with the intersectional oppression that exists within social justice movements such as gender based violence and the erasure of non-male bodied experiences of systemic racism. Since the debut of “Hats” in November 2016, KATANI has released “No Role Modelz” , “OOOUUU” (a young M.A remake) and most recently a music video for "Unity", a Queen Latifah inspired antisexism anthem.
Amani O+ Poet & Emcee and Kat SoPoetic combine powerful lines with a wavy but hard hitting fusion of poetry and hip-hop. The duo connected in Albany, NY, with Amani reigning from Brooklyn NY ( by most recent way of Panama and the Jim Crow South) and Kat from Schenectady (by most recent way of Puerto Rico) and offers a sound that spans continents and music eras. KATANI blends the old with the new and taps into the ancient rhythm of resistance while remaking modern hits.
Poets turned emcees, Kat & Amani first teamed up in 2014 to raise awareness around suicide in the 2014 poetic play “Unspoken Word.” The two have since recorded their first album (release date early 2019) addressing misogynoir and have begun recording for their followup projects "Tape 3" and “Watermelon”, a remake album dedicated to the “melodious misogyny” we hate to love.
In a September 2017 reader’s poll, KATANI placed as runner up for the Best MC’s in the Capital Region of New York. Both artists had already dedicated earlier solo work to justice and consciousness raising and have previously teamed up to create audiovisual works such as “Unite” for Korryn, Patience and “Black Power Shuffle/Dance Anyway” (Kat as videographer and Amani as lyricist). The artivists were also featured in the nationally recognized “Freedom” music video by Taina Asili (dubbed the BLM anthem of 2016). Since their original release the “Kodak Mellow-nin” and "Unity" music videos continue to gain momentum have received thousand of views and shares on social platforms (see video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katani518/posts/677484739126858)
KATANI dreams of touching the world with their words to usher in a new era of music, push the culture and stretch the genre to create the change they wish to see in the world.
Recent & Upcoming shows:
Beat*Shot Winter Classic
December 15th 2018 Albany NY
Fuck Boyz n' Beats Album Release Party
February 2019 Capital District NY