back in 2009, i was obsessed with afta-1 and his “love is real” mixtape series. my favorite edition was volume 4. it was vibes on vibes and it was months before i took it off repeat. i love every song on there, but one of my faves was by a singer i’d never heard before. her name was mushinah and the song was “lose my fuse” produced by the forever flawless flying lotus. her voice was one of the most soothing sounds i’ve ever heard. i snatched everything she had online, but hadn’t heard from her in years.
cut to a few days ago.
muhsinah dropped an ep simply called “m” and it’s dope. all self-written and produced, “m” has a more upbeat sound in comparison to her more vibey jams of yore. i’m especially obsessed with “luv w luv”. it’s perfect for a summertime mary j blige bop (what you kids are now calling the schmoney dance). “cut off” has those trap drums none of us can seem to let go of, but it feels fresh and not trendy like most r&b singers using similar beats. “under” lets listeners really get into muhsinah’s incredible voice. the last song “okay” is the perfect pickmeup in the midst of a crappy day.
*editor’s note: click here for the entire “love is real” series.