It’s admittedly a sad state of musical affairs for female emcees, who don’t seem to get much love in the mainstream or, for that matter, on R&B/hip-hop radio. While that hasn’t stopped the likes of Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea or Azealia Banks from charting hits or scoring magazine covers, tunes with more depth can sometimes be slim pickings.
Enter Lyric Jones’ latest, “Magnetic,” an old-schoolish, golden era-reminiscent track blessed with a flow that will remind listeners of Lauryn Hill during the years of The Score and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Within the Esperanza Spalding collaborator’s lyricism and wordplay is a story of budding romance, beginning with eye contact and escalating to more grown-up contact. All the while, the vibe of the song demands a feel-good head nod or bounce to the beat and a chorus that borrows from Slave’s “Just a Touch of Love.”
The laws of attraction dictate you’ll be drawn to this groove, which is found on Lyric Jones’ forthcoming Love’s Trail Mix.