By: Krissy Lewis
With the release of Jeremih’s highly anticipated album, Late Nights, you’d think the 28-year old would be happy. Instead, he revealed that he’s feeling some type a way towards his label, Def Jam. On Dec. 14 he took to twitter to tell Def Jam “you don’t deserve my voice,” while also mentioning each Best Buy only received six to seven copies — which were sold for $18.99 each. Both Jeremih and 50 Cent believe this contributed to low album sales.
Late Nights has been pushed back a few times since its original date back in 2014 when he released “Don’t Tell Em.'” Listeners, fellow artist, and label executives can all agree that Jeremih has been underrated since his peak in 2010. Whether underselling was a jab from Def Jam or not, the surprise drop on Dec. 4 without the proper promotion didn’t help.
The 15-track album offers you insight of the sexual rendezvous, lifestyle, and vibe of night with features from Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. The popular single “Planez” featuring J. Cole started the project leading into an intimate trip. “Woosah” featuring Juicy J and Twister takes “Planez” to the next level with an erotic slow-paced track about an intense sexual relationship. Jeremih wasn’t afraid to reveal more of his freaky side in the hook.
“Woosah, get that
Lights low, get lit
Get drunk, clothes off
Mouth closed, take d*ck
Weed loud, twist up (I love a chick that can smoke)
Lace up, legs up
Throwback, look back
Woosah, get that (tell her man)
Other singles like “Actin’ Up,” “Impatient,” “I Did,” and “Drank” — which draws inspiration from Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It — “channel his sexual side and his experience as a single man.
However, the “Birthday Sex” singer offers a variety of club singles that express Jeremih’s rapper-singer approach like “Giv No Fuks” featuring Migos, “Pass Dat” for the smokers, “Royalty” featuring Future and Big Sean, and “Feel Like Phil.”
Blunt after blunt after blunt after blunt
After blunt after blunt after, hey
Cup after cup, gotta double that up
I’ve been waitin’ on this all day
N*gga pass that sh*t
N*gga pass that sh*t
Taking a turn from light trebles and a heavy bass Jeremih channels his sensual side with guitar acoustics and a slow smooth beat in “Remember Me” and closing the album, “Paradise.”
Oh I knew life would be alright
But who could’ve known it’d be this good?
Oh and they tell me
It gets better, better, better, better
This is more than life
This is paradise
Throughout the entire project Jeremih mastered each falsetto and melody; overall, the album exposed the turnt up, sexual, and emotional side of Jeremih in Late Nights: The Album. Although he experienced multiple pushbacks, it didn’t affect the quality and creativity he brings to music. Jeremiah overcame various obstacles to bring his album and it was well worth the wait.