Starting in the music industry in 2000, Paul Mahsahn works to inspire those around him through music. In 2012, Paul read an article that said African American women are the least attractive race of women. In response, he wrote a song that addressed the issue of both racism and colorism within your own race.
Below is him performing “Ms. Jetblack”:
After this performance, two young women came up to him in tears. They hadn’t heard themselves talked about so positively in a song before. This reaction gave Paul a vision for becoming a beacon of hope to those struggling to be seen and understood. He wants to use his gift to show that the world shouldn’t be just “alright,” the world and the people in it should be respectful to all, regardless of race, profession, or circumstance.
Paul’s music can be described as “focused on speaking ‘truth to power’ through creative means.” He knows that lifting up those around you who have traditionally been put down is one of the most important catalysts of change. The conclusion? Every city needs their own Paul Mahsahn.