Stone Mountain, GA’s own The Letter M delivers a nice flow and displays versatile lyricism on his 7-track EP, Cold Summer. On the project, M reflects on life’s hardships and lessons learned on his journey to the top.
Rika’s Cold Summer picks: “On God,” “Hungry,” “Main Thing,” “Bimmer” and “Summer Smoke Break (Interlude).”
Earlier this year, Swedish singer Mabel released her debut EP and she’s followed up the project with her soulful Ivy to Roses mixtape.
Rika’s Ivy to Roses picks: “Finders Keepers (Remix),” “Passionfruit,” “Come Over,” “Ivy.”
Oshun’s “Burn” is what some would call riding music with a Beyonce interpolation and references to a shift in spirituality thanks to bae.
During his Desus & Mero interview, Ty Dolla $ign said his latest output would solidify the artist as an R&B singer and not a rapper. I still can’t really tell the difference, but BH3 is jammin nonetheless. The features are great and production is on point.
Rika’s Beach House 3 picks: “Dawsin’s Breek,” “Droptop in the Rain,” “Stare,” “So Am I,” “Lil Favorite,” “Don’t Sleep On Me,” “In Your Phone” and “Message in a Bottle.”