6LACK - FREE 6LACK (LP)
Free 6LACK is the dark and moody debut studio album from rising Atlanta, GA R&B/hip-hop recording artist Ricardo Valentine aka 6LACK. Largely produced by go-to-guy Singawd and Nova, his candid lyrics and hypnotizing melodies are undeniably present in the emotional singles "Ex Calling" and "PRBLMS." Peaking at No. 5 on the US Billboard Rap Albums Chart and No. 8 on the US Billboard R&B Albums Chart, Free 6LACK is a testament to 6LACK's uncanny ability to inspire a new generation of R&B. "I wanted [the album] to serve as kind of a statement for everything, summarize the last five to six years of my life," he tells Billboard. "I wanted to make a statement that I'm free from my older relationships and I'm free from all ways of thinking and my old feelings."