Best Local Albums 2017: Dynasty's Love EP feels like an all-too personal trust fall or tryst

Diana has the mic, now.

click to enlarge Dynasty at Tampa's Stageworks Theatre. - D. Bowen
D. Bowen
Dynasty at Tampa's Stageworks Theatre.

Dynasty — The Love EP It’s easy to love this original Tampa “femcee” (just read any of the coverage CL has devoted to Dynasty’s solo work and collabs with hip-hop luminaries like Talib Kweli and DJ Premiere). The Love EP, however, feels like a tryst or trust fall where Dy has to sit in the shadows so Diana (her real name) can kick it old-school while music by Common plays in the background as she offers prospective lovers and friends a bevy of promises that she demands you hold her accountable for. There’s a lot of painful talk about relationships, jealousy and the imperfections that seem to mar every fabric of our daily existence here, but our heroine gives us just enough light to make us brave enough to let her lead us through the thicket. (Feel Good Ink/Recordpushers)

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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