Blending rap & vocals like Mac Miller did, telling raw stories like Little Simz and is influenced by Toni Morrison. McKinley is the best of all the worlds!
McKinley Dixon, based in Richmond, Virginia, has always used his music as a powerful tool for healing, exploring the deeply rooted black experience and creating stories that resonate with people who have similar stories as Dixon. His music brings hip-hop and jazz together perfectly: over warm jazz sounds, McKinley raps about themes of self-acceptance and the layered traumas that black people, both collectively and individually go through. For Dixon, rap is not just another genre; it acts as a universal language that allows him to share his messages with people around the world.