RIP to the legend Nipsey Hussle. I had to add him to this week’s selections because not only was he talented but his debut album is one of my faves of 2018. The Grammy-nominated “Victory Lap 🏁” is critically-acclaimed and I’ve chosen my favourite song from the project to honour him. My condolences to Lauren London, his children & other loved ones & his community, which he was also deeply dedicated to.
Megan Thee Stallion, Ari Lennox and Melii are my other picks of the week. I’m late to the Stallion party but what I’ve heard so far I can’t get enough of. “Big Ole Freak”, which is one of my faves from the “Tina Snow” EP and samples “Day & Night” by Al B. Sure. The Houston rapper’s future is looking very promising and I can’t wait to hear her upcoming album “Fever”.
Ari Lennox is signed to Dreamville Records and I first got to see her live during J. Cole’s “4 Your Eyez Only Tour” in 2017. However, it wasn’t until this year that I started to listen to her music and I can’t get enough of “Whipped Cream”. Her debut album, “Shea Butter Baby” is scheduled to drop before her tour in May and can’t wait to hear this album too. Last but not least, the singer Melii just dropped her album, “PhAses”, and “See Me” is one of my faves on the project.