American rapper Megan Thee Stallion exploded onto the scene when her song ‘Savage’ went viral on TikTok earlier in March. In April, a remix of ‘Savage’ was released and featured Beyonce, her and Cardi B’s song ‘WAP’ came out in August (which scored Megan her second number 1) – 2020 has proved to be the year of the Stallion.
By Nicola Scovell
Megan Thee Stallion released her debut album Good News this month and if you haven’t listened to it already, here are five reasons you should…
- It’s an album full of sex positivity
Talking to Vogue earlier this year the Houston born rapper stated: ‘’Men are free to do what they want to do, date whoever they want to date, and women should have the same options, without judgement.’’ This was summed up brilliantly with the song ‘WAP’ and on her new album, ‘Freaky Girls’ featuring SZA.
- It’s full of club-ready anthems
Remember that time when we could go to night clubs? Who knows when they’ll be open again but when they do the vibrant songs from this album need to be featured on your pre-drink playlists. One highlight is ‘Circles’ which is about realising your worth and not ‘goin’ back and forth with lil boys.’
- It feels you with confidence
Megan is unapologetically confident, and you can’t help but feel like that listening to her song Body. The music video features different body types as well as celeb cameos from Jordyn Woods and Blac Chyna. Speaking on a live stream she said: “You’re going to see all body shapes, a lot of strong women doing the damn thing,”
- She raises important issues through her songs
Back in July, rapper Tory Lanez was accused of shooting Megan in the foot several times and wounding her after an argument in a car. She addresses the incident on the first track, ‘Shots Fired’. She uses the track to highlight the fact black women remain “disrespected and disregarded’’.
- It features great samples
Starting with the opening track ‘Shots Fired’ the song samples The Notorious B.I.G’s 1994 track ‘Who Shot Ya’. ‘Go Crazy’ (featuring Big Sean and 2 Chainz) samples The Jackson’s ABC throughout. It’s clear that Megan has thought through how to use these samples well.