Ari Lennox – ‘PHO’

J. Cole may be on hiatus but his Dreamville camp has been putting out some fire music, nonetheless. Ari Lennox, an R&B singer from Washington D.C., recently put out her new EP, which features a guest spot from label mate Cozz.

Naming influences like Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, Lennox is looking to shift the expectation of female vocalist.

“Sometimes women are put in this box where we’re only supposed to talk about certain things,” she said in a release. “I want to be braver and riskier. I think people want to hear that kind of honesty and frankness.”

Check out the 7-track EP below and the video for “Backseat” with Cozz above.