Sneak Peak: Muhsinah – “Dear, ________” Sampler

by Yvette Travillian

I don’t think I’ve ever posted an album sampler on here before (at least I don’t recall) but with the success of Janelle Monáe’s “The Arch Android” it appears to be that the world is now ready to (re?)embrace black females singing ‘alternative’ style music. Yay! So here’s a girl you may wanna keep your ear on if you haven’t been already.

Her name is Muhsinah and she is a DC native (residing in Brooklyn) who has been in the music mix since  the 2005 release of her debut EP, The Oscillations EP. She rightfully falls under the category of producer, songwriter and singer and during her five years of ‘official’ industry life has independently held it down alongside artist like Foreign Exchange, Flying Lotus, Common and J*Davey. After her recent hotness on the insanely awesome grooveMan Spot track “Down to You” it appears that Muhsinah has found a new spark and is ready to lock down her place as an independent artist.

She is set to release her first studio album which will be produced entirely by the unsigned songstress herself and funded by her fans. As a thank you perhaps Muhsinah just leaked the album sampler called “Dear_______, “ which could be describes as an updated/experimental take on R&B.  Look for her (as-of-yet) untitled album to be released later this year.

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Muhsinah – “Dear, _____, ” Sampler