dou. (previously known as Mamadou.) is an 21 year old poet, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker from Harlem, New York. dou. is a first generation Malian-American, with both of his parents originally immigrating from Bamako, Mali to the United States in the late 90s. dou. started writing poetry in 7th grade after one of his mentors, Mr. Raysor, introduced the power of one’s words in his 7th grade English class. That love for writing eventually evolved into a love of written poetry, spoken word, Hip Hop and R&B music, forms of art dou. continued to cultivate ever since.
dou. draws inspiration from Saba, Mick Jenkins, Brent Faiyaz, Noname, Sekouba Bambino, and Salif Keita. His creative work captures themes of Black men grappling with emotional vulnerability, coming of age, spirituality, faith, unpacking the mundane, telling the stories coming from disenfranchised communities, and the first generation experience.
dou. released his debut album, To Stitch a Rose., on August 7th, 2020 and is currently focusing on new music, cinematography, and creative writing.
Uncovered logs from the distant past and the future beyond.