MonoNeon Releases New Single, “Segreghetto”

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GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and experimental musician MonoNeon offers fans another preview from his upcoming album, Quilted Stereo, with his energetic and unifying new single, “Segreghetto”. Available now via Court Square Recordings, you can listen to the track below.

Segreghetto” starts with a rapid drum beat that immediately captures attention, evolving with MonoNeon’s distinctive bassline. The rhythm continues throughout the song, allowing MonoNeon’s rap verses to shine. Using clever wordplay and a catchy chorus, he delivers a message of unity, “from Orange Mound to Compton.” The track is a masterful mix of jazz, rap, and other genres, showcasing MonoNeon’s unique genre-blending style. The accompanying music video features MonoNeon dancing on a pier in one of his signature quilted outfits, including a split-color ski mask.

The term ‘Segreghetto’ represents the intersection of segregation and ghettoization, highlighting perseverance amid systemic challenges. MonoNeon explains, “It’s a testament to the enduring spirit of oneself within their community and culture. It offers a voice to the overlooked or misunderstood, carving out a path despite systemic inequalities. Writing this song with my friend Davy, I felt it could inspire anyone defying the odds and chasing their dreams.”

Following the single “Quilted!” featuring Parliament-Funkadelic’s George Clinton, “Segreghetto” is part of MonoNeon’s upcoming album, Quilted Stereo. Another notable collaboration on the album is with Mavis Staples on the track “Full Circle” Across its nine tracks, the album showcases MonoNeon’s expertise in blending genres to create a unique musical style. Recently, MonoNeon completed a 10-show run at the Blue Note in New York City, featuring special guests such as Eric Gales, Eshu Tune (Hannibal Buress), and Mike Stern. In July, he will start a 13-date US tour, performing in cities like Nashville, Boston, and Oakland. Tickets are available for purchase, and the full list of tour dates is provided below.


  • July 27 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
  • July 28 – Chicago, IL – Outset
  • July 29 – St. Louis, MO – City Winery
  • July 31 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
  • August 1 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
  • August 2 – Durham, NC – Missy Lane’s
  • August 3 – Durham, NC – Missy Lane’s
  • August 10 – Portland, OR – The Get Down
  • August 11 – Carnation, WA – The Thing Festival
  • August 30 – Memphis, TN – Overton Park Shell