Polaris Prize Winner Backxwash Finds Comfort in Horrorcore

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Backxwash was announced the winner of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize last week. Backxwash describes her music as industrial hip hop and horrorcore.


 
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Backxwash was announced the winner of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize last week. Backxwash describes her music as industrial hip hop and horrorcore.

She talks about how issues of mental health and her identity as a Black trans woman come up on her latest album, God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It, and how she finds comfort in addressing these issues within the genre of horrorcore.

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