Feeling like a punk a little bit, because it’s easier to sing about rape than talk about it, to hide behind a fictional character than claim it as my story, but here’s my starting offer… The conversation will develop if you’re willing to engage with me over these upcoming releases.
I write all my own songs, but I’m down to collaborate with people I can learn from.
Producers can always send beats to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a list of the wonderful things people have written about me to keep me warm on lonely nights (in no particular order).
If I’m missing something you wrote, put the link in the comments.
Peep the lyrics: rapgenius.com/Avriel-failed-messiah-lyrics
My new song “Failed Messiah” drops tomorrow!! #FailedMessiah
Dropped this song last Thursday. Thankful for all the love its been getting! Lets keep it moving, go avriel!
1. It’s an homage to one of the most bad ass women in history, Hatshepsut. She is not only an idol of mine, but was also the last Egyptian Pharaoh of the 19th dynasty. She was referred to as King.
2. I would call myself a queen, but patriarchy makes it so that kings sit higher on the dynasty hierarchy than queens in most people’s conception of royalty. My brothers always call me Queen, which is cool — I appreciate the respect — but in an attempt to challenge gender norms, and prove that women can come first (not second to men, as women like Hatshepsut have proven) I’ve chosen to call myself King.
You can call me whatever you want though.