Published Mar 09, 2020Megan's latest, Suga, introduces a subtle side to the rambunctious hot girl persona, but not one to be mistaken for soft under any circumstances, considering "ni**as say [she] taste[s] like suga, but ain't shit sweet." Luckily, this project is the high energy expected by a mare balancing sugar and spice just in time for the hotties — Megan's fan club — to warm up to for the summer.
A nod to JAY-Z, Megan's Roc Nation senior, is made on "Ain't Equal," silencing men who have claimed to conceive Megan's success and if so, challenging them to make another — timely, as the rapper is currently in a dispute with her label 1501 Entertainment. Bar-for-bar, Megan does not disappoint on "Savage," "Rich" or on the '96 Tupac "Rather Be Your Ni**a" sample "B.I.T.C.H." Suga's greatest takeaway is the catchy ditty "Captain Hook," highlighting the sound of swift blades piercing through the air, latching onto anything in its way — riddling the curve of a different kind of hook.
Megan's vulnerability is on display on Suga as opposed to on her 2019 release Fever. "Hit My Phone," with the help of Kehlani, and "What I Need" sound like Megan's take on Cardi B's "Ring" (also featuring Kehlani), risking it all to contact an undeserving man on an inebriated night out, or admittedly missing a beau she should probably avoid. "Crying in the Car" is equivocal of a hymn as far as the blend of a Southern belle and Houston hottie are concerned — Suga is Megan's sweet sermon. (300 Entertainment)