What’s up everybody? Hope
all is well. In reviewing a host of new music this week I came across
a new mixtape from singer Mya. Having been a fan of hers from Day 1
I definitely think she is one of the most underrated R&B chicks
in the game. It’s a shame she’s been overlooked the last few years.
But enough about that, I’m just going to get straight to the point
and say that this new mixtape she released Beauty In The Streets
Vol.1is hands down some of her greatest work. I don’t know who
she teamed up with this time around, but she’s been revamped with
a sound that is top notch amongst some of her female R&B counterparts
Hearing this new music from
Mya made me excited for her and after realizing how dope it really is,
I found myself asking – ‘Why the heck is this a mixtape? This should
have been her new album!’ Yup, it’s just that good – and I’m not
easily impressed. If you’re a Mya fan I’m going to suggest you get
your hands on this because you won’t be disappointed.
Two songs in particular from
Beauty In The Streets Vol.1 are currently floating around the net
that are probably being considered as the first single for her new album
set to drop in the upcoming months. One titled “Ponytail” that features
Nicki Minaj and another called “Club Go Crazy” featuring Chamillionaire.
Both are good choices.
“Ponytail” is real sexy
and the verse from the new ‘go to girl’ in Hip-Hop Nicki Minaj will
aid in helping this song get the push it needs if its chosen as her
first single. Now I can’t say that the lyrics to this song are the
greatest, but the beat is crazy and it draws you in. And while I’m
not a big fan of Nicki Minaj, it is what it is. I can only imagine what
the video for this song would look like. If done right “Ponytail”
could do big things for Mya.
“Club Go Crazy” has the
potential to be a mega hit too. The name says it all for this song.
It’s a dance track and Mya shows her rhyming skills with this one,
which I must say aren’t to shabby! Yeah she’s rapping and it’s
a trip. LOL. Chamillionaire, who we haven’t heard from in a while,
drops a quick verse for the track which puts the icing on the cake.
So let me know what you think.
Take a listen and tell me if you had to choose one of these songs for
Mya’s first single, which one would it be – “Ponytail” or “Club
Go Crazy”? Without hesitation – “Ponytail” gets my vote!
Oh yeah by the way, have you
caught Mya on ‘Dancing With The Stars’? Not sure who was responsible
for picking the cast this time around, but whoever did must have missed
the memo that Mya is a trained dancer. But then again, I’m sure somebody
hooked up the spot for her so she could get her name out there again
on a mainstream level and create a buzz for her upcoming album. Can’t
knock the hustle there!
Well y’all thanks for taking
time out to read what I had to say.
Enjoy this week’s Sunday
Selection from Mya! Until next time…
“Club Go Crazy”
Nia Beckwith is a Senior Writer