After hearing almost nothing from the Richmond band Black Girls for quite some time, it seems that the band has changed its name to Rikki Shay.
The group’s original Facebook page has been changed to the new band name and most references to Black Girls are gone (The official Black Girls website is still active for now). No word yet on if this is simply a name change for the group or if this is a new band that has some of the members of Black Girls in it.
The band’s name had always been somewhat controversial. One band even refused to play with them at the first Fall Line Fest because of it.
They did release a new song called “Changing of the Heart” a few days ago and it has that familiar Black Girls sound that I love so much. The name Rikki Shay is starting to grow on me.