6lack - East Atlanta Love Letter

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The first time I heard 6lack I was just going through some music I had never heard that was in my music library. One day, I was watching television and came across an incredible dance team called Les Twins. I was memorized by their dance moves and how their dance moves told the story of what was in the song. This would be the first time I heard 6lack's “Free.”

It was then that I paused and listened to his album Free6lac. The album was impressive and much different from anything I have heard on the airwaves. I continued to follow 6lack’s work on other features such as Khalids “OTW” which also features Ty Dolla $ign. The three of these artists together created a single that made its way to number 30 on the Billboard charts.

In 2018, 6lack came out with a new album called East Atlanta Love Letter. This album had me hooked fresh out of the gate.

His first single “Switch” became No. 1 song on my playlist that I put in rotation on “We Build Hits” every week since its release. Then came “East Atlanta Love Letter,” which is a melodic track that features Future.

This album is real and relatable, which makes this one of the dopest albums of 2018. His creative imagery and his sound are unique and stands out amongst the rest. This makes 6lack one to watch out for.

by Renee Batson

Published in Volume 73, Number 6 of The Uniter (October 18, 2018)

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