Released: Jan. 13, 2015
As Michael noted in our review of the album, Reality Show is lively, inspired dashes of Mary J. Blige, Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, and masculine counterpoint Jaheim in Jazmine Sullivan's vocal styling as well as her songwriting. I've done a hundred neck-roll/finger-snap combo reps while listening to this album, and "#HoodLove" is the most direct and aggressive delivery on an album that's so bold overall. When she sings, "I got a .45 in my Louis bag, yeah," I believe and fear her; when she sings "bang-bang," it sounds like twin Derringers, for real. This that hood love, that good love.