After catching the attention of Interscope with her rework of Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow," and then going on to clear a lane for herself with the Rihanna-co-signed "Icey," Melii is finally ready to unleash her anticipated debut. Phases unconventionally arrived on streaming services Wednesday afternoon (March 27).
The Harlem native mixes rapping in Spanish with her brash rhymes over 14 tracks, which remain mostly guest-free, outside of appearances from Tory Lanez, Odalys and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, who appeared on the previously released "HML." Melii spreads the love to various groups of women with tracks titled "City Girls," "Anime Girls" and "Pretty Girls."
"I took my time with this project," Melii sincerely wrote in a reflective post to Instagram. "Made sure every song I wrote would connect to a certain type of crowd. Phases will take you through a roller coaster of who MELII REPRESENTS each song was handpicked by my team and I hope to reach the younger generation and the older generation. Hope to lift spirits and have tunes we can enjoy too ... sleepless nights and hard work. MELII MOB I LOVE YOU AND I OWE IT TO U ALL."
Catch Melii celebrating the project's release with a headlining show at NYC's famed SOB's on Wednesday night, and stream Phases below.