Versatile French singer LMK (pronounced Lmkah) unleashes her debut album Musical Garden, a contemporary set recorded together with seven different producers.
It’s a tasty mix of reggae, dub and hip-hop where LMK showcases her electric flow, rapid-fire delivery and tongue twisting techniques. Just listen to Cry Me a River or So Bad where she effortlessly shifts from sweet singing in the chorus to blazing rhyming in the verses. She’s sounds like a female version of Tippa Irie.
Musical Garden is an in your face debut album. The big and bad, and very hip-hip inspired, Best of What You Got with its air horns, pulsating bass line and confident delivery, is a telling example.
The energy is flowing across the first nine tracks, which are followed by three laid-back acoustic joints. Maybe it just got too intense and it needed to be rounded off.