Get familiar with ‘XOX’, R&B stunner released by Rihanna writer, Elijah Blake.
Lifted from his hotly anticipated ‘Bijoux 22‘ EP- out today- the mid tempo number features none other than Mr. ‘Finding Forever’ Common, one of the many contributors to the Jay Z backed mix tape.
So, after giving it a few spins today, we’ve already certified this is a smash.
Not sure why?
Get into it below…
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Armed with a discernible hook, vocals that already have many a R&B loyalist pledging their allegiance and a unique take on what might be called a common theme, ‘XOX‘ cements Blake’s status as his genre’s most promising ‘newbie’.
In saying that, though its follow up ‘Talk To Me’ will undoubtedly strike a stronger chord with Hip Hop audiences, ‘XOX’ serves as the perfect introduction for an act responsible for crafting two of the year’s greatest hits.