Top 5’s | Cheney

Within Hip Hop culture, determining one’s Top 5 is a debate that will seemingly continue forever. So, with that being said, I’ve asked artists to share and justify their Top 5 selections…

CheneyTop 5 Artists

Sunshine Anderson

“Sunshine Anderson has vocals I feel can’t be matched. My all time favourite song from her is ‘Heard It All Before’. When I first heard this song I must’ve been about 15 (and a little behind the times, haha), but I instantly fell in love with it. The honesty and the sass really resonates with me, and she talks about the struggle that I think every woman has at least once in her lifetime.”

Chaka Khan

“Again, Chaka has got a voice of her own! Her voice instantly brings me back to childhood memories – ‘I’m Every Woman’ especially reminds me of my childhood. I remember my mum picking me up from primary school, and every day this song would be on, and I would sing it at the top of my lungs. They don’t make music like this any more.”

Aretha Franklin

“I think [‘Respect’] became a staple of mine after watching that scene in Bridget Jones’ Diary, where she completely owns Hugh Grant’s character. When the song came on, I got chills and I get those same chills every time I hear the song now. I’m like ‘Yes, girl! Tell ’em!’ It’s definitely a song I go to when I need to feel empowered and sassy!”

Chris Brown

“Chris’ self titled album is my all time favourite! C Breezy has just got a voice that makes me melt, he could definitely serenade me any day! I love every track on that album, particularly ‘Just Fine’ and ‘Say Goodbye’. I don’t know why, but the R&B slow jams just get me in my feelings! It totally reminds me on when I just started secondary school and was really starting to find myself. Chris was probably the first R&B artist that I got into and after that I never looked back.”

Destiny’s Child

“Destiny’s Child had some absolute bangers! From ‘Independent Woman’ to ‘Soldier’ to ‘Girl’ and, lets not forget, ‘Say My Name’. They’ve got song after song and each one has a good message, I think. They’re very female empowerment and I love that about them!”



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