Ari Lennox is ready to step and bring listeners into her world. The first lady of Dreamville Records has announced her Shea Butter Baby debut album is set to drop on May 7. The 12-track LP features appearances by her Dreamville labelmates J. Cole (“Shea Butter Baby”), and J.I.D (“Broke”). Available for pre-order now, fans who make their advance purchase can instantly download a new track off the album, “Up Late.” The record is produced by Kojo, Masego, Hollywood JB, Biggkid and Nick Quinn.

The rising R&B singer will embark on the 21-date ‘Shea Butter Baby’ U.S. tour, running this summer from May 12 – Jun. 14. See the full dates here and stream “Up Late” below.

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Ari Lennox Announces ‘Shea Butter Baby’ Tour
Ari Lennox & J. Cole – “Shea Butter Baby” (Video)