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Lady Lady

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

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