New Artists Breaking Musical Stereotypes

Nekesa Mumbi Moody of The Associated Press profiled the difficulty teen newcomer Joss Stone has trying to break into R&B radio as a white female, while may have the same struggle breaking into pop/rock radio because of her mixed race. “Being biracial, my mom being white and my dad being black, I always found it hard to know who liked me, what I belonged to. I had problems with it,” Fefe says. “Knowing that they saw it as a beautiful thing was really what inspired me to just feel confidence in this business … (to) not feel ashamed of being a dark-skinned girl doing rock ‘n’ roll.”

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