QUICKSPINS: Megan Thee Stallion – Suga

A hard-hitting playlist of songs to hype you and your girls before a fun night out.

As a vengeful parting gift to her ex-record label 1501 Certified Entertainment, Megan Thee Stallion mic dropped her new nine-track EP Suga.

With plans to release the album on her late mother’s birthday, May 2, being blocked due to her attempt at renegotiating her contract with the record label. Megan took matters into her own hands by filing a lawsuit against the label demanding that she be removed from the contract. After the Houston-born rapper was granted her request, she took the small window she had to drop her unfinished album on March 6 with no strings attached.

Throughout this album, Megan showcases her versatility as a rap sensation whilst touching base with 90s hip hop and R&B. Megan channels 2Pac in her track “B.I.T.C.H” where she samples his hit song “Rather Be Your N****.” She also uses her talent to incorporate a slow and sensual R&B vibe to the album in her track “What I Need.” The artist carries herself as an influential figure in female empowerment as she embraces her sexuality, diversity and her overall love for contemporary rap.

The fan-favourite “Savage” tackles her self-reflection as she repeats, “Classy, bougie, ratchet/sassy, moody, nasty,” delivering the track with force and intent whilst allowing her audience to exude their true identity and fully accept who they are.

As always, Megan Thee Stallion never fails to deliver. The 24-minute EP is well balanced, incorporating Gunna and Kehlani as key features. The album is yet to be finished so this EP can be considered as an entree to her soon-to-come main dish.

Rating: 9/10

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