Broke | Ari Lennox x JID

Ari Lennox Shea Butter Baby


Late last year, I did a write up of new music from Ari Lennox and mentioned that she was releasing a lot of songs likely to make way for a new project. Well, here we have it, her debut studio album, Shea Butter Baby. Although she got ahead of the #NewMusicFriday releases by releasing on the preceding Tuesday, this album survived the Friday drops as far as my own personal playlist is concerned. The entire album is a vibe and I’ve gone back to it at least once a day since its release. This particular song immediately caught by attention during my first listening session with the production being a large part of the reason. The song is a nice preview of what you get from the rest of the album. So much relatable content throughout the whole project. Her label mate, JID, definitely did what you want from a feature and listening just makes me wonder, is Dreamville about to be the next #TDE? Can’t say that I was hugely into Ari before this album, but that has officially changed.