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SU’lan releases ‘Tia-Tamera’ with nostalgic beats and fresh bars

If you were feeling nostalgic for some 90s hip hop you came to the right place.

SU’lan brings the heat with throwback beats and fresh bars on their new album. We knew the duo was going to blow up on the rap scene, but Tia-Tamera really put them on the map.


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The impact

We’ve seen female rap and hip-hop flourish with a distinct move away from infighting and towards more uplifting and supportive acts. Having SU’lan pull up on the scene we know that vibe is going to continue to spread.

The duo is comprised of models and young moms Saunsu and Ehmalani, who bonded over their love of making music and writing bars. The team brings hard rhymes and subject matter from the Oakland streets. Peep our interview with SU’lan here.

The duo previously released “Play Child” as a single and made it on the album. But if you thought that was the only single-worthy track, get ready to be blown away. The album, executive produced by Super Fran, is jam-packed with hit worthy tracks.

The album

The album starts with an intro featuring an iPhone alarm bound to give you anxiety and effectively grabbing your attention early. The throwback begins with Su and Lan talking about going to school on a day that happens to be a half-day.

The production on Tia-Tamera is up to par with SU’lan’s lyrical talent. Songs vary from nostalgic sounds on “Tia-Tamera” to hard Oakland joints like “Hold you.” “Pesos (feat. Narissa)” expertly lowers the volume on the beats and hi-tops putting the ladies’ voices front and center.

“Again” references some women loving women lyrics not found in rap songs especially coming from more feminine female rappers. To include that in a rap album takes guts.

“Flex on Me” brings the nostalgia back, with the beloved partying and honest bad bitch bag-demanding content matter.

“Poppin in This Bitch” is definitely for bouncing west coast low-riders. “Thriller” takes all the best elements of the late 80s and 90s hip hop, without making it sound washed.

Press play on SU’lan’s album available on all major streaming platforms.