Yebba Smith Makes Her Debut

Yebba Smith Makes Her Debut

If you have never heard of Yebba Smith, it is time to find out ASAP.
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If you have never heard of Abbey Smith, better known by her stage name "Yebba", it is time to find out ASAP. "Soulful" only begins to describe her raw, powerful voice, which has all of the qualities of a star, but remains strikingly unique.

I first discovered Yebba courtesy of Chance The Rapper, who chose her to perform as one of his backup singers for his performance of his song "Same Drugs" during his memorable performance on SNL in December of 2016. At the 4:00 mark during the video below you can begin to hear Yebba almost stealing the show from Chance as she literally sings the solo guitar riffs. Yebba's display of her insane vocal talents later earned her a shout out on Twitter from Chance himself.



After quickly searching this mysterious "Yebba" after seeing the Tweet and wondering why I had never heard of her, I came across the following video of her performing an original song, "My Mind" at Sofar NYC. Sofar NYC puts on "more than 70 shows every month in New York" and primarily features undiscovered indie artists. Yebba's performance is one of the top most-watched videos on the Sofar Sounds YouTube channel.

"My Mind" is intensely captivating, and once again, Yebba's vocal range is mindblowing. Her own lyrics are deeply meaningful and are strikingly better composed than most songs that come out today from multi-million dollar record label singers. From the very first note, Yebba's voice captures your attention while the lyrics tug at your heartstrings and force you to listen to it on repeat for days whether you have ever experienced heartbreak or not.

Yebba's long-awaited debut single, "Evergreen" was finally released on October 27, 2017, and became the perfect pre-Halloween surprise. Before its release, she tweeted that "Evergreen" is dedicated to her mom and the people who have rooted her "since day 1, for life," which is amazingly fitting. The song has a deep emotional appeal that could make anyone miss their family a little more. Like "My Mind," it also showcases her incredible vocal range and is equally chills-inducing. "Evergreen" is the perfect song to formally introduce Yebba to the world, and I cannot wait to watch her achieve the success she rightfully deserves. Give it a listen to on any music streaming service!


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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.

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We all knew "Scorpion" was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint


18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings


23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop


31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me


This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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1. Listening to the professor explain the syllabus

2. When you go out with your new crew for the first time

3. And when you go out with your new crew a few weeks into the quarter

4. Finally getting around to checking out the new school gym and immediately spot a hottie

5. When you start to feel that small bit of homesickness 

6. But then remember that mama didn't raise no b*tch

7. Then realized you saved your research paper for the night before its due

8. But the all nighter you pulled finally pays off

9. When midterms creep up on you because you're on the quarter system

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