I Want You Around – [Snoh Aalegra]
Coming up under the tutelage of No I.D. and collaborating with the likes of Vince Staples (twice), Logic, Vic Mensa, Common, and (most recently) Boogie, Snoh Aalegra is already becoming one of raps favorite voices — and with a unique yet classic style, it’s not hard to see why. Her latest offering, “I Want You Around,” comes with another rapper attached… only it’s not in the way you might expect. As opposed to spitting a 16, A$AP Twelvvy makes an appearance as Aalegra’s muse, spitting some wisdom in the beginning of the song and appearing all throughout the video. With those silky smooth vocals that carry so much emotion, but, somehow still sound so damn effortless, Aalegra lets Twelvvy know just how she feels, combining with Nes’ chiming, the breezy backdrop to create a heartfelt, light love song. As a cynic, love songs can often feel sappy or hollow, but the warm visuals, centered around some organic, intimate shots of the couple, really round out the authentic, natural feel. No word on if this is part of something bigger, but with her last project coming in 2017, expect to hear more from Snoh very soon!