Tonight is a night to enjoy the women who are molding the future of R&B, Soul and Pop. In the realm of Soul, Yebba has followed up her appearance on Certified Lover Boy with a project of her own called Dawn. Elsewhere, R&B star SZA has returned with a new record featuring Amandla Stenberg. Meanwhile, Chlöe Bailey has prepped her MTV VMA performance with the release of her highly-anticipated “Have Mercy” video. Adding to the string of releases. Ari Lennox has stepped up to deliver “Passion.”
While it has been two years since the Washington, D.C. native delivered Shea Butter Baby, she does deserve more credit for steadily releasing music over the last two years. Last year, the Dreamville songstress delivered “Grounded,” “Chocolate Pomegranate” and “If You Want Me To Stay” with Anthony Ramos. This year, she hopped on the Coming 2 America soundtrack with Nasty C and connected with Queen Naija. It’s unclear if Ari Lennox is preparing to release an album in the near future, but “Passion” will hold us over until she is ready to return.