Natural Hair Music Peoples


by Weusi

I was reading the past 2 post and got the feeling that I was sounding kinda militant. And for real … I’m a little militant … but not too much so.

So … I decided to make this the generic, “natural hair in music” post. But, I’m really only gonna give you a few that REALLY do what they do … my criteria is that they have to be DOPE and have a natural hair style.

With that being said … in no particular order …

Esperanza Spaulding

Ok … I don’t think I need to say anything about her. She’s the one that beat Justin Beiber for the Grammy. She’s rocked at the White House. She’s the youngest professor at Berkley … And she’s under 30! If you don’t know who she is … Google her! Greatness … with great hair!

Lauryn Hill

Defined natural beauty for an entire generation! Not only did she open people up to the many ways to style locs but she had people going crazy over glowing skin! (The key is healthy eating!).


I know you are like who the … ?!?! It’s moo-seen-uh. Her voice is sweet! You may have caught her playing keys and singing w/ Common or  here and there at various music festivals. This quiet, Grammy-nominated sister keeps a FULL head of hair and a spirit of sunshine that radiates with more life and bounce than a beach ball at a summerstage concert! I like that she gets funky with the styles!

Here … this is the link to her new record, Gone.

No need to thank me.  You’re welcome! And click here to see the video for her Grammy nominated song, Daykeeper with Foreign Exchange (Phonte & Nicolay).

Now … If you thought the last one was a curve ball, this is sure to get ya …

Meshell N’degeochello

Bald is natural … and I found this picture where she had some clearly defined … 4b (??) curls!

Before you start tripping … Look … natural hair style is at the top of her game. That was my criteria, right!?! Almost no one messes with her on bass (NO ONE!!) and songs of content that have emotional presence. Admit it … she’s really dope!

I had Erykah Badu up here and Jill Scott, but they are so cliché for this post … but … I LOVE Jill’s duet with Anthony Hamilton. So in Love w/ Shelli … I mean, So in Love with you … my bad!

And Erykah is just so cliché for this post, but she is hosting this hip hop mix tape by Gods’illa called CPR, so I gotta give her props.

And then there’s …

Leela James

This sister can SING … she’s incredible! If you ever get a chance to see her live … hit me back and explain to me how that voice and power come out of that little, bitty person!

Another person that I felt I needed to slip in here is …


For real … you all know that you were sweating the brother’s hair. This fool had brothers thinking about styling their hair! Cats weren’t satisfied with waves, afros or locs … this dude had cats trying to figure out what was in between! He was on some negative space hair philosophy type stuff! And I saw sisters running up on the TV trying to see if that was his real curl pattern or not … the same way they ran up to see if there was anything else they could see in that D’Angelo video!

And finally … one of the greatest voices and natural heads of hair (I think) in our time …


For real … I’m not even sure if that’s all her hair now, but … who cares … she’s Chaka Khan!!


8 responses »

  1. Yes, girl! Love all of these ladies, but I just had to agree with you about Me’shell. I’ve seen her a few times in concert (the best being with Mos Def, INCREDIBLE SHOW), and she is NASTY on the bass! Just listen to “Andromeda & the Milky Way” on “Comfort Woman”. Definitely dope!


  2. Oops! I should have said, “yes, sir!” instead of “yes, girl!” Sorry, Weusi. I thought this was a post from Shelli!


    • Girl, please. Fake! At least now. Back in the day, I believe they both have some short periods with all of their own hair. But now, that’s a lot of added hair.


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