Ari Lennox's album Shea Butter Baby: good lord

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this album is SO good yall

(admittedly I could live without the chipmunked spoken interludes, but w/e they're ignorable)

Alfred to thread to wax eloquent--I'm in "this is ruling my life" phase and can't articulate why

rob, Friday, 31 January 2020 01:26 (two years ago) link

good lord: what the hell is that sound on "Chicago Boy" that sounds like curls of smoke? a slide guitar? an electric violin?

rob, Friday, 31 January 2020 01:30 (two years ago) link

another point in this album's favor: it's a female rnb singer with male rap features that do not make me want to die

rob, Friday, 31 January 2020 16:43 (two years ago) link

oh shit i meant to listen to this last year but never did. think maura put me onto it (as usual)

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:44 (two years ago) link

I liked it a lot. I published a piece in December in a certain magazine you can google (I can't post now).

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:45 (two years ago) link

"Whipped Cream" rules.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:45 (two years ago) link

is this the piece? http://www.citypages.com/music/in-2019-female-rb-artists-took-their-pleasure-seriouslyand-thrived/566119891

super otm there at any rate. God I love "New Apartment"

rob, Friday, 31 January 2020 16:48 (two years ago) link

yeah!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:55 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Not my most conversation-sparking thread ever, but for the record, "Pressure" is fantastic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E604eZ81_YQ

rob, Thursday, 16 December 2021 15:34 (nine months ago) link

seven months pass...

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big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 13 August 2022 11:52 (one month ago) link

oops please ignore

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 13 August 2022 11:53 (one month ago) link

antwayyyy… new song “Hoodie” sounds fantastic;
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87lPrxJG3fg

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 13 August 2022 11:54 (one month ago) link

anywayyyy…

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 13 August 2022 11:55 (one month ago) link

v sweet. love the hand drums in the left channel

rob, Saturday, 13 August 2022 13:49 (one month ago) link

Sweet bass track.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 13 August 2022 14:10 (one month ago) link

Hoodie is v good

Spottie, Sunday, 14 August 2022 07:15 (one month ago) link

v sweet. love the hand drums in the left channel

one week later: still so good. that percussion makes it.

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 19 August 2022 07:16 (one month ago) link

Yes. Good stuff

curmudgeon, Friday, 19 August 2022 15:03 (one month ago) link

more good to greatness, with Summer Walker this time:

“Queen Space”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDZ1EKghyw0

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 1 September 2022 06:49 (one month ago) link

just noticed it’s also part of a new EP, Away Message, which for some reason doesn’t include “Hoodie”

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 1 September 2022 06:56 (one month ago) link

…but aiui, this is EP is just a teaser for the actual album, age/sex/location, which will be released on Sept. 9. well, this is definitely a case of More Better Baby

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 1 September 2022 07:58 (one month ago) link

Although I've played "Hoodie" to death in the last month, I only noticed yesterday that she sings, "spread it like some queso."

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 September 2022 09:27 (one month ago) link

mixing it with shea butter no doubt

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 1 September 2022 10:47 (one month ago) link

For an amuse bouche this EP is pretty rich! There's not a bad track afaict, but I was really digging how much "Gummy" bumps. She crushes the Arrows-sampling "Bitter"

rob, Friday, 2 September 2022 13:56 (one month ago) link

Just heard “Hoodie” for the first time this morn, and it’s on repeat now.

The self-titled drags (Eazy), Friday, 2 September 2022 17:00 (one month ago) link

She’s doing album release events in DC and NY this week.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 7 September 2022 16:27 (four weeks ago) link

album age/sex/location is out now too. 12 tracks, including “Hoodie” ánd “Queen Space”, but not the rest of that amuse bouche EP

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 9 September 2022 09:02 (three weeks ago) link

This sounded pretty rad this morning! She's sharp as a razor as always, and the production is deeply luxurious. I probably won't listen to "Boy Bye" too many more times—though someone should think about casting her in something, she has acting talent—but that was the only track I was iffy on. I even liked that there was one, brief helium-voiced interlude

rob, Friday, 9 September 2022 14:21 (three weeks ago) link

oh wow -- Organized Noize produced a track.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 9 September 2022 14:35 (three weeks ago) link

ah I hadn't noticed that, but now that I know it's "Outside" it makes a ton of sense

rob, Friday, 9 September 2022 15:05 (three weeks ago) link

Ari Lennox is on Jimmy Fallon show tonight Tuesday

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 14:16 (two weeks ago) link

I've been listening to this every day since Sept. 9

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 14:16 (two weeks ago) link


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