In The Rotation: "Hennessy" by ELHAE

Welcome to The Sports Fan Journal’s latest series: In The Rotation. Music fans are always trying to find the latest tunes to spin and our editor Mya Melody, a.k.a. the playlist virtuoso, is here to help. Whether you need a weekend turn up anthem or a smooth jam for a kickback, this series will highlight the week’s hottest song to add in your collection. Vibe out and enjoy! #MelodyPutYouOn

These past couple of weeks have been all about rappers dominating the rotation, but this time around, let's appreciate smooth R&B setting the tone for the remainder of this crazy February.

ELHAE, short for 'Every Life Has An Ending,' may not be a household name just yet, but he's been pushing the R&B game to a higher level ever since he released his AURA EP back in 2015. Three years after releasing his Atlantic Records debut project, All Have Fallen, ELHAE is back with his latest album, Trouble In Paradise, with "Hennessy" as the lead single to take listeners on a trip.

Right when the beat drops, the heavy Latin and reggaeton sounds push the song with a smooth sound that is sure to make listeners want to bust out their best salsa moves. Although the song may get people to the dancefloor, ELHAE eloquently sings about people who tend to drink when faced with life battles. "Hennessy" has ELHAE trying to get over a bad breakup and he's putting all of his feelings on display thanks to the "Hennessy all in my system," as he says on the hook. It's no doubt that people tell the truth and speak their mind without hesitation when they're intoxicated, and ELHAE is giving fans a perfect example.

"Hennessy" sets the tone for the remainder of Trouble in Paradise, but one has to listen to the project in its entirety to get the full scope of the story. The album also features collaborations with Big K.R.I.T., Wale, O.T. Genasis and Sevyn Streeter. If one is in the mood for some R&B, put "Hennessy" in the rotation and check out this week's pertinent reading material:

Hip-hop tells the story of how NBA All-Star became 'The Black Super Bowl' - The Undefeated

DJ Jazzy Jeff Takes The World: Conversations With A Hip-Hop Legend - Vibe

Inside Nipsey Hussle's Blueprint To Become A Real Estate Mogul - Forbes

Eminem's 'The Slim Shady LP' 20 Years Later: The Tragic Fate of the Gunslinger - DJBooth

Juvenile's 'Back That Azz Up,' 20 years later - The Undefeated


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