More than just an album, Jamila Woods’ ‘LEGACY!LEGACY!’ pays tribute to inspirational figures like Frida Kahlo, Eartha Kitt and Jean-Michel Basquiat – a move that if made by any other artist may seem gimmicky.
Yet Woods’ lyrics and flow-like poetry hold so much power, confidence and raw emotion that ‘LEGACY! LEGACY!’ is clearly a record demanding to be taken seriously.
The sultry R&B sounds she’s become known for are constant throughout, with added electricity for ‘SONIA’, through to the funk-infused bass of ‘BALDWIN’ and a feature from Nico Segal, AKA Donnie Trumpet.
The album also shines bright on lesser-known albeit extremely talented musicians and artists, including Brooklyn MC Nitty Scott – who provides some sisterhood vibes on ‘SONIA’ – Saba, theMIND and Jasminfire.
Emotion and passion are apparent in every word, key and chord throughout this project, boldly asserting Jamila’s second offering as a brilliant new addition to her own legacy, rather than a mere follow up to 2016’s ‘HEAVN’.
Words: Laura Copley
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