Bates Resurrects Raw Lyricism with ‘Strange Woman’ LP | @bates_stl Jasmine Osby August 28, 2017 Album Streams, Artists To Watch, Music Twelve tracks of undeniable energy, Midwest bravado and black girl magic, St. Louis femcee Bates’ new album, Strange Woman, is unlike any female Hip Hop released in 2017. The follow up to her 2016 album For Colored Folk, Strange Woman is a metaphorical masterpiece; completely engulfing its listeners in a raw euphoria, forcing them to look themselves in the mirror and accept the strangeness in us all. With production from TRUE On The TRAC, Groundbreaking Beatz and Muzicboy, along with notable tracks like Suge Knight, The Da-Da Song and Letter to A Little Girl, Bates stands out from amongst the hungry pack of female lyricists breaking through glass ceilings. Instead, she stands out; spewing knowledge, facts and the cold blooded truth on each of Strange Woman’s intricate records. The most transparent body of work to emerge from Bates, Strange Woman is a testament to the struggle of women everywhere and serves as a reminder that the only thing better than being normal is being strange. Stream Bates’ new album on Spotify and CLICK HERE to watch the visual for the album’s title track. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.