Review: 6LACK's East Atlanta Love Letter

On September 14th, R&B artist 6lack (pronounced “black”) released his sophomore album East Atlanta Love Letter to the world. First, let me just start off by saying, it hasn't even been a full week since the release and this album has undoubtedly been the blessing I didn't know I needed in my life.

 

6lack's 14-track album was graced with features from top-list artists such as J. Cole, Future, Offset and Khalid, with an uncredited feature from Ty Dolla $ign in the single “Switch”. The album also had monologues from up-and-coming rappers LightSkin Keisha and Tierra Whack.

 

East Atlanta Love Letter explores 6lack's experiences with love, heartbreak, fame, fatherhood, character development, as well as many other trials in his life.

With sounds ranging from classical instrumentals to the occasional Atlanta trap beats that everyone loves, 6lack did an amazing job at putting the right words to feelings many of us who have experienced heartbreak or difficulty choosing between what and who you love in such a poetic way.

 

In the album booklet, 6lack states his reason from writing this album was for, “…those with difficulty expressing themselves or their love.” He also went on to say, “Never give up on love because it’s the most powerful feeling you can share with someone.” All in all, this album was, and will continue to be a vibe and I will definitely be at his concert when he comes to D.C.