Dope Earth Alien (DEA) is the artist project of Toronto-born singer and songwriter Kenisha Humber. Since signing a publishing deal with London-based publisher Defected & releasing a handful of dancefloor heavy cuts, DEA has cultivated a signature sound that layers textural vocal complexity with emotional heft and lyrical levity in the storytelling tradition of old school hip hop.
For her 2021 CMW set, DEA will be showcasing her more soulful side and teasing music from her new artist project, KNSHA.
She embraces naturalism and celebrating the beauty in being real. In a world that requires Black women to be exceptional in order to have a seat at a table that doesn’t truly want them, KNSHA advocates for the representation of Black femininity in its multitudes, especially for the low-key and quirky girls who continue to seek mainstream visibility.
Just like her powerful voice cuts through her beats to your soul, her authenticity cuts through the noise of those doing the most to show the next generation of dope earth aliens that they are beautiful and that their voices deserve to be heard.