Atlanta’s own Mariah the Scientist shows how she’s perfected the moody breakup ballad with her new single “2 You.” It’s the first video off her upcoming album Ry Ry World.
Mariah was one of the artists supported by YouTube’s commitment to Black musicians as part of last summer’s racial reckoning.
Last June, YouTube launched a $100 million #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund in an effort to help equip Black musicians with the resources and support to enable them to “thrive and invest in work that amplifies the voices, perspectives and stories of all Black artists around the world,” according to the announcement. The company has provided periodic updates on aspects of the program, and on Wednesday, unveiled a report on the progress its music efforts have made over the past year in multiple cities and countries, which are recapped below.
CHeck out her live set from Atlanta as part of the project:
Not that she’s always pining away. She had a big hit with “Always n Forever” featuring Lil Baby:
As breakup songs go, it’s hard to top her single “Beetlejuice” for unvarnished lyrics set to a smoky blues beat.
Check out the fabulous album art of Ry Ry World:
Image: YouTube / Mariah the Scientist