Yebba has one of those voices that seems incomprehensible. Surely no one actually can sing like that? However all of the riffs and spins you here on her 2021 album Dawn are real, and so is her impressive vocal range and nuanced lyrics. Last Week we featured Certified Lover Boy, the newest Drake album. If you gave that one a listen through you might have noticed there was one track that Champagne Papi seemed to be missing entirely from: “Yebba’s Heartbreak”. This isn’t the first time she has collaborated with some of the industry’s most prominent hip-hop and rap artists. That’s her voice you probably recognize from the backing vocals of Chance the Rapper’s “Same Drugs” and she pulls in A$AP Rocky and Smino for this latest album.
If you want to see what a powerhouse the Memphis native is check out this live performance of her song My Mind from a few years ago. Her voice is raw and connected and is a once in a generation rarity.
Release date: September 10th, 2021
Similar artist(s): Adele, Ari Lennox, H.E.R.
Top tracks: Boomerang, Love Came Down, Louie Bag