This content really isn’t as lame as the title lol but I have to pay homage to some of the female artists coming out on the scene right now revolutionising that good authentic Hip-Hop and R&B. It’s one of those “I told you so” moments because I remember tweeting about these four artists waaaaaay before they gained worldwide recognition. As mentioned before, I’m a music fanatic so a lot of my spare time is spent on youtube discovering new music (I should really work in A&R tbh)
Tinashe – My recent girl crush. Young, beautiful and extremely talented. I won’t pretend and say I followed her from the very start of her career because that isn’t true but I remember coming across her third mixtape called Black Water and was immediately intrigued. She’s definitely somebody you would call a ‘creative’, not afraid to challenge her music outside stereotypically female records. At one point, I was so obsessed with Vulnerable ft. Travis Scott, for some reason I found it so sexually endearing. Soon after, 2 On came out and it was a wrap, I officially loved this girl. I literally shared that song with everyone I knew, they started to turn up to it and BAM a couple months later, the video was released and went viral! To me; her Aquarius album is a masterpiece. A LOT of effort and time I’m guessing was put into it, from start to finish – there’s not even one track I skip. I also have to respect her performance wise; she is such a sick dancer.
Tink – Tink is dope af. The thing is; I liked her even when she made corny songs like Treat Me Like Somebody and Bonnie & Clyde, they were made for those lonely nights. Now, they’re at the bottom of the hierarchy. I heard Don’t Tell Nobody ft. Jeremih and believe me when I say I could spit the whole song within one week. Seven days. That’s how much I listened to it. Songs like M.E.N, Ratchet Commandments and most recently Million have now come out and even Charlamagne Tha God is backing her so you know it’s some real shxt that can’t even get criticized. She’s also working alongside Timberland who’s like one of the greatest producers alive so please pay attention and watch this space. She’s hopping onto the music scene aggressively! New Mixtape – Winters Diary 3
Kehlani – She’s been around for a hot minute but I think I discovered her quite late in the game actually. I saw someone tweet her name so I thought let me check this broad out. The first video that came up on Youtube was FWU (I wasn’t impressed) then I clicked on First Position and omg I was legit hypnotized. The song has basically got a bisexual/lesbian vibe (I’m straight btw but even I started to question myself lol) as soon as the hook and beats drops; you’re in an entirely different zone. Light the blunt. I can guarantee if you’re a female, it’s worth listening to her You Should Be Here EP released earlier this year. It’s a ‘feel good’ mix tape. Thank me later.
Dej Loaf – I am so excited for Dej Loaf! She’s literally my new craze, as soon as my bestfriend and I get into the car; we just have to blast her so loud. She’s been around for a while but gained more recognition with hit single Try Me which became viral instantly. When I heard it I was so confused whether it was a girl or a boy who hadn’t broken their voice yet (then I clocked the lyrics and felt dumb af) lol. She is seriously interesting though as Nicki shouted out in her speech at the BET Awards. The definition on unique, there’s no one out there that sounds like her. Just sit back, sip some Hennessey and listen to Dej Loaf, keep an eye out for her new project #AndSeeThatsTheThing