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The young talent who is almost effortlessly transitioning into an artist had kicked the year off well with her rendition of Baka’s LUTMN, Long Live. Though majorly praised, there will be doubters, and maybe the song’s lightheartedness or her dope personality overshadowed the music, with these two new drops however, her ability as an artist is further justified and those doubters proved wrong.
“All of this shit is not new to me, it’s new to you..”
Who Told You has the beauty flow cold over the laid-back production, as she showcases more dimensions of her voice. The lines between singing and rapping are somewhat blurred, especially for those capable of doing both, and Abby clearly can. She’s definitely on course to carve her lane, building upon her online stature, there is no denying she has a look, charisma in abundance and most importantly the music. Cinematic have clearly seen the vision to have taken an interest in her, and this new music shares insight into that, this time next year she could be easily be an XXL Freshman candidate (or surpass it even). As if one song was not enough, she drops another, (a personal favourite) titled, Dangerous.
Dangerous, on a similar tempo, is more sultry sounding, with shades of her confidence and twinkles of vulnerability present within the vocals. Raising the bar, this side of her also broadens the appeal, and has to silence any doubt or negative notion of her ability and potential. As much as I can praise the musicality, the content and expression is important, and you can see these tracks being relatable for young girls, who will naturally gravitate towards her.
A project is definitely in the works, while tracks like these help further establish her sound and presence as one of the hottest artists on the come-up.
OVO’s Baka made quite the entry with his anthem Live Up To My Name, and fittingly New York talent Abby Jasmine switches it up for her version, Long Live
The lighthearted track mirrors her personality well, it’s really one for the ladies to sing along to and the guys can appreciate. Maybe it’s ‘cos shes cute, or maybe it’s her energy, but she definitely has a standout vibe…that has garnered her a fair following, and as cool as the track is, it was a really smart decision to flip the standout line from Baka’s original, to, “he said I look like Riri when I’m smokin’ on a bean”, and no doubt girls across the globe will feel that one. Only criticism is the timing, it might have done better last summer than when the audio released, in November, but that doesn’t mean this can’t do what it needs to, and regardless..it’s a good start to the year for an act with plenty of talent and charisma to match.
She also followed up Long Live with the hype ‘Bless Yo Trap’
A strong personality and voice, the potential is most definitely there for her to cement herself as one of the more notable acts breaking through this year, and I would not be surprised (after a project under the belt), if she’s in talks for next year’s XXL Freshman cover.