Fierce indie singer/rapper Intelligent Diva has dropped another dope single, “In My Feelings.” Her last handful of singles have landed her in the top of multiple music charts in the United States and Europe. Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, Intelligent Diva’s music is a mix of R&B, Rap, Jazz, Soul, and Urban Latin. “In My Feelings” embodies the essence of cooler-than-you 90s R&B, with great lyrics to match. Intelligent Diva does all her own backing vocals and harmonies, giving the song a girl group vibe while remaining a one woman show. Given her track record, “In My Feelings” is probably well on it’s way to shooting up the Indie music charts.
“In My Feelings” speaks about vulnerability, but draws the line at being walked all over. The singer invites her crush to be as open as she is, but lets him know that if he doesn’t match her energy, she’s willing to drop it. I feel like a lot of people could learn a thing or two from that. While it’s good to be open and honest about how you feel, you need to know what you’re worth and be willing to walk away from a situation that could hurt you. While Intelligent Diva tells her crush she’s “feelin him,” she also lets him know that she knows she’s a great catch, and if he doesn’t want to reciprocate, she will find someone who does. We love to see it.
On top of writing catchy lyrics and executing them well, Intelligent Diva is committed to all of her backing tracks being original music, without relying on samples. Sampling is widely accepted and used often, especially in Rap, Hop Hop, and R&B. Staying away from samples is another factor that will give Intelligent Diva an edge in her career; it will help her stay unique. She also controls all her music by keeping it safe under her own label, Intelligent Diva Music. This gives her all the creative and business control she could want, which is a super smart move, especially as a woman in the industry. It’s too easy to get sucked in by promises of grandeur and have your image and sound contorted in ways you don’t want.
“In My Feelings,” if as successful as her other singles, will become another stepping stone on Intelligent Diva’s path to fame. I feel like she brings something new to female rap while also drawing on the power of the women from the past. Rap and R&B are still extremely male saturated and that needs to change. We need more artists with the power and vision of Intelligent Diva to break out. She’s able to concoct tracks that sound both vulnerable and cocky, a mood many of us can relate to. She is a definite star on the rise and is someone who should be taken seriously. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more from Intelligent Diva, because it’s very clear that she is just getting started.
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