Washington D.C. native and recent Dreamville/Interscope signee, Ari Lennox, released her highly anticipated EP, PHO.

“Sometimes women are put in this box where we’re only supposed to talk about certain things,” the 25-year-old singer-songwriter explains. “I want to be braver and riskier. I think people want to hear that kind of honesty and frankness.”

Inspired by some of the greatest female vocalists of all time: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Minnie Riperton and Whitney Houston, Lennox modestly describes her own voice as “vulnerable and soulful; imperfect but pretty.”

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