Best Of 2021

Best First Solo Album: Siri Imani

Siri Imani, a member of Cincinnati’s popular Hip Hop and community service group Triiibe, debuted her solo album Duality in September. The nine tracks offer an intimate glimpse into the yin and yang that encompass the artist’s life journey. It presents a “coming of age” song-story with some narration by Imani’s mother Jennie Wright, a nationally ranked slam poet who also goes by the name Black Budda’fly. “The vibe of Duality is directed by the ‘light and dark’ concept,” Imani says. “Exploring and understanding your darkness is just as important as understanding and embracing your light.” The album can be streamed on all major platforms. siriimani.bandcamp.com.