Wyclef – Sweetest Girl (ft. Akon, Lil’ Wayne & Nia)
Following the success of his work with artists such as T.I. and Shakira, Wyclef has re-focused his creative energy onto his own solo material. This new track, ‘Sweetest Girl’, sees the former Fugees star team up with Akon, Lil’ Wayne and newcomer Nia. I didn’t anticipate liking the song, however after listening to it, I was pleasantly surprised. With it’s laid back feel and catchy hook, the song is ideal for summer. Be on the lookout for Wyclef’s as-yet-untitled new album, which will feature ‘Sweetest Girl’, around September.
LISTEN: Sweetest Girl (ft. Akon, Lil’ Wayne & Nia)
Brandy – Sweet Nothings
With all the drama surrounding Brandy at present, it’s great to hear some new material from the former ‘Moesha’ star. ‘Sweet Nothings’ was apparently recorded in the early part of last year and was produced by a European producer – perhaps explaining the ‘eurocentric’ vibe the song has to it. Brandy’s trademark harmonies are also a feature on the song. Upon first listen the track didn’t really captivate me, however it’s definitely a grower and I found myself enjoying it the more I listened. It should be noted that the song will not be featured on the ‘Afrodisiac’ singer’s new CD.
LISTEN: Sweet Nothings
Lil’ Mama – Make It Hot
17 year old Lil’ Mama got me -as well as everyone else – with her inescapable debut hit ‘Lip Gloss’ and the New Yorker is set to continue her rise with ‘Make It Hot. Though not as instantly likable as ‘Lip Gloss’, the production on the track is on-point, as is Lil Mama’s flow. Aside from the slighly annoying singing parts, the track is great. Her album ‘The Voice of The Young People’ is set to hit stores later this year.