Muni Long (NOW 83)

August 5, 2022

Muni Long’s wide-eyed R&B is written with pure honesty. In recent years, Muni has come to bare all of herself in song, but that ability was honed across more than a decade making hits for the likes of Ariana Grande, Rihanna, and Mary J. Blige, among others. Success under her own name, through her own vision, hits different. In Muni’s eyes, her rise is proof that Black women are commercially viable in an industry that has traditionally said otherwise. “I want to be a catalyst for little Brown girls,” she says. “You can be whatever you want.”

Songwriters: Priscilla Renea, Kuk Harrell, Hamadi Aaabi, Dylan Graham, Justin Nathaniel Zim, Isaac Wriston