If you’ve been sleeping on Masego, Lady Lady is the perfect opportunity to hop on his bandwagon. On his latest, he’s tighter, more polished and surefooted in his unique sound. What shines brightest is Masego’s multidimensional personality: he’s playful and cheeky on “Old Age” and “24 hr. Relationship” (his homage to Andre 3000’s “Where Are My Panties?” interlude is spot on); sultry and cocksure on “Prone”; and infuses a dash of grit on infectious cuts like “Lavish Lullaby” and “Just a Little.” The title track, a sure standout, is lush and sophisticated — heavy on jazz influences and reminiscent of the neo-soul movement in its heyday. “Black Love” might be the only slight misstep — it’s a pleasant enough track, but it sounds slightly forced.
Although Masego could have easily carried the album on his own, smart, well-placed features (among them, Tiffany Gouché and SiR) elevate Lady