H.E.R. Speaks On Drake Collaboration Prospect, J. Cole & Poetry

The musical abilities of H.E.R. are simple. The mystical songstress was honored with a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist and gained the Best R&B Album award, achievements that show her reward to those that have but to expertise it. While her musicality is being celebrated, poetry is her old flame. "I began writing probably the most foolish rhymes after I was 5 [or] 6 years previous," she advised XXL. In college, I used to compete in poetry slams. There was once a membership in my hometown known as Listen & Be Heard. That’s the place I skilled spoken phrase. It made me method my songwriting otherwise."

Her appreciation for lyricism probably informs the artists she gravitates in direction of. She named J.I.D. as one of many entertainers she is at present having fun with. In phrases of collaborations, H.E.R. aspirations are additionally top-tier. "J. Cole is in like the highest three individuals who I wanna work with. And Drake, for certain."

She pointed to Drake's poetic abilities because the component that impressed her "Jungle" cowl. "The lyrics actually hit dwelling for me. I simply felt like I may kill this, like it is a music that I want I'd’ve wrote," she defined. "I take into consideration this rapping/singing factor that Drake sort of re-invented. There's so many different artists earlier than him—like James Brown—who did that. I felt like I may do it as nicely. Sometimes in rap and poems you possibly can go into extra element with what you wanna convey. That's what 'Jungle' did."

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