It's a good time to be a woman in R&B, and no one is proving that more than Kilo Kish's DJ, Kitty Cash. Cash's new mixtape, Love the Free II, is gleefully expansive, spanning an hour and 28 tracks, littered with collaborators and cameos. Cash leads with three bold songs from Alison Valentine and Rochelle Jordan, enabling a reading of Love the Free II as a powerful, female-driven anthemic collection. Love the Free embraces Kelly Zutrau of Wet's mournful pleas for recognition and Willow Smith's newfound falsetto with equal enthusiasm. While there are strong tracks and remixes from Rome Fortune and Dev Hynes, the focus is clearly on sluggish, nostalgic R&B rhythms and a lineup of powerful females that includes SZA, Little Simz, and Empress Of--dreamy new sounds from a fresh-faced cast.
Stream: Kitty Cash, Love The Free II