The second single to be lifted from Amerie’s ‘In Love & War’ LP, ‘Heard Em All’, surfaced today – and I’m glad to say it’s a winner. Produced by Eric Hudson and penned by Sean Garrett, the uptempo cut relies heavily on African drums and a haunting tribal-call sounding hook from Amerie. Frantic, fierce and future hit written all over, this is everything ‘Why R U’, as the album’s lead single, should have been. Hearing this definitely restores my faith in the project.
Tidbit: It was just the other day I was saying to a friend how I’d love to hear more traditional African influences in contemporary R&B and Hip-Hop.
In the wake of heightened attention on homophobia in Hip Hop thanks to the ongoing backlash against Rap star DaBaby (as we’ve extensively covered), more and more stars of the genre are speaking out against the discriminatory practice.
Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.
So, as our retrospective segments, ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay,’allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our latest feature – Chart Rewind – serves as… Read More