Kiana Lede

Listen! Listen!

When I suggest an album, an artist, you need to listen to them immediately! Kiana Lede, is one of those artist you should already be listening to. Even before her album KIKI dropped, but I won’t hold it against you if you haven’t listened to this Queen. BUT If you don’t run and listen to her soon, we are going to have an issue. With features from Ari Lennox, Lucky Daye, Arin Ray, Col3trane, and more, this is such a R&B album, with tracks you’ll want to repeat for the Summer especially the song Labels featuring Moneybagg yo and BIA. I think I am going to do a “According to Kiana Lede” section because we need to break down these lyrics, including my favorite song Second Chances.

Tristan Jonez.

Ari Lennox

I just want you hands around my … throat.

Ari Lennox recently dropped her album, and I can literally listen to every single song, without skipping anything. The more you listen to the album, the more you want to listen to only it! I am trying to give the other artist in my Spotify playlist a spin but after one song of someone else, right back to Ari Lennox I go.

I was fortunate enough to be able to find tickets to her show in Orange County, California. I didn’t know it at the time but It was the second show on her shea butter baby tour. Of course, I purchased the meet and greet package, cuz duh! It was a hassle to get to the West Coast from Chicago, I had to connect in Sacramento but the show was more than worth every single aggravation! Good Luck, scoring a ticket to ANY of the remaining shows, they are all sold out, and if they aren’t, the tickets that are available are ridiculously upcharged.

What are your favorite tracks on the album? Because I couldn’t just pick three, my top five are FaceTime, Up Late, BMO, New Apartment and Broke. Honorable mention, Whipped Cream and Choke, although that’s not on the album.

Tristan Jonez.