Megan Thee Stallion did not originally intend to put out Suga last week. She had hoped to drop the project on May 2--her late mother's birthday--and claim it as her debut album after last summer's breakout mixtape Fever. Draped in a dark, pillowy fur on The Breakfast Club last Friday morning, she course-corrected. "I'm still working on my 'album,'" she said, curling her fingers into air quotes.
The Lowdown: The original Houston hottie is back with her Suga EP -- an ironic title since it's lyrically and sonically one of Megan Thee Stallion's most abrasive projects to date. It also serves as a victory lap after a very public lawsuit with her label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, which nearly prohibited her from releasing new music. Despite these obstacles Megan has had to face in her short career, Suga is a potent reminder of the emcee's resilience and unwavering dedication to hip-hop.