BOHEME ROCKSTAR — ANDRE CYMONE: “BLACK MAN IN AMERICA”
Rock n soul hero Andre Cymone holds nothing back on his new single, “Black Man in America,” which premiered earlier today on Okay Player. Cymone, known to most as one of Prince’s earliest collaborators–and undoubtedly one of the key architects of what would become known as the Minneapolis sound, went on to release a string of solo singles and albums after he left The Revolution at the dawn of the ‘80s (most notably, “The Dance Electric” and “Kelly’s Eyes,” and his most recent album, 2013′s The Stone), and wrote andproduced hits for artists such as Jody Watley and Jermaine Stewart. Using his platform to address urgent social and political issues, he offered proceeds from the sale of his single, “America,” to President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, and also released a song dedicated to Trayvon Martin (”Trayvon”), the Florida teen slain by an overzealous white neighborhood vigilante. He’s recently teamed up with fellow soul rebels Martin Luther andSandford Biggers as part of the latter’s group, Moon Medicin, and turned in a killer performance as part of The Revolution’s sold-out, three-night reunion shows at First Avenue Labor Day weekend.