Ari Lennox is Dreamville’s soulful First Lady.
The D.C. singer first came onto the scene in 2012, releasing a couple mixtapes on her own before signing with J. Cole’s Dreamville Records and Interscope Records. Since working with the KOD rapper, she came out with her first EP under the label, titled Pho, which included her hit single “Backseat.”
Ari Lennox the future. Album outttttttttttttttttttttttttttt This shit crazy crazyyy
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) May 7, 2019
Now she is back, but with her debut album Shea Butter Baby. Lennox’s take on R&B will have listeners in a trance, with her voice being as smooth as her title presumes. The 12-track project is mostly produced in-house from Dreamville, and features the founder himself J. Cole on the track “Shea Butter Baby” and rapper J.I.D. on “Broke.”
The album is just in time for Lennox’s very first headliner tour, which embarks in just a few days. The tour will start on May 12th in Phoenix, AZ through June 14th, ending in her hometown of Washington D.C. You can catch her performance in Los Angeles on May 15th, at the El Rey Theatre.
Stream Shea Butter Baby below!