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As promised, Estelle released her album, Lover's Rock (perfectly named) a few days ago on the 7th and she did not disappoint! The British artist bares her West African and Caribbean roots on the project allowing for plenty of whining, but that's not all-- The album is so rich sonically you might also find yourself fist pumping to tracks like "Really Want" or slow-dragging with your counterpart to "Don't Wanna", which is suggestive of an 80's prom. The album is all about a love worthy of envy, even in its lows, but it is far from sappy. Estelle even manages to squeeze in a couple of social statements, reminding men that in order to be seen as Kings they must respect women as Queens and refrain from belittling them with derogatory terms like "bitch", no matter the circumstances. Lover's Rock is worthy of all its praise. Check out the "Better" visual here.
The Migos teams up with DJ Durel for a last minute summer jam, entitled "Hot Summer". The inner-city inspired visual was released on the 4th.
Soul singer, Macy Gray is back after two years. The singer recently shared two single's, "White Man"-- a radical message against racists, and "Sugar Baby"-- flirty and redolent of the 50's Pin-up era. Both songs will be on her upcoming album, Ruby, set to release on the 21st of this month on all streaming platforms.
Russ wants everybody to know that "everbody has a breaking point"-- and he has reached his. On his album, Zoo, (also released on the 7th) the Hip-Hop artist gives an impressive heartfelt performance, airing his life as of late. He faces friends turned foes, family related trauma, and love. Through all the adversity, the versatile artist holds his head high.