Muli-faceted act Niambi Ra and emcee Le'Asha dive into self-growth and positive affirmation on this collaborative single titled "Flowers." The soulful record exemplifies all things black and the strength of feminity in an unapologetic manner.
The soul-lifting record is a true showing of Niambi Ra's skillset that threads sultry melodic runs and fiery rapping over a dreamy jazzy beat. From the jump, she draws the listener in with her harmonic inspiring lyrics like "…the queen of heaven is the golden sunshine/Illumination starts from the inside, that's right…" before switching it up for the good measure. Her love for hip-hop is undoubtedly prevalent here and with lines like "…I create worlds when the air hits my lips/when I formulate my words I utilize my gifts/I got the power to make anything exist…" she paints quite a vivid picture of inner strength and that good old black girl magic. Le'Asha' is not far off and brings her own gruff style to the forefront laced with positive elements.
The visuals have a feel-good, summery vibe peppered with colorful and a whole lot of motifs relating to blackness. The outside shots remind me of early ATCQ and Arrested Development videos. Free of gimmicks and glitz, we also get to see a Black Panther-esque image of Nimabi Ra and Le'Asha on the iconic wicker throne. The outfits are solid too and reflect the black radiant energy emanating from the duo's chemistry. "Flowers" is a healthy dose of black girl magic and we are here for every drop of it.