13 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

DaniLeigh was ushered into the industry by none other than Prince—he requested that the newcomer direct and star in his 2013 “Breakfast Can Wait” video. So when she purrs about how you can’t get on her level (“Can’t Relate”), she’s probably right. The Plan is a concise but wide-ranging distillation of the Miami-born artist’s multi-talents (her résumé includes rapper, singer, dancer, and director). Here, DaniLeigh dabbles in too-cool-for-you trap to Aaliyah-inspired R&B, while sprinkling in the occasional Spanish lyrics to rep her Dominican roots. She also features Lil Baby on a song called “Lil Bebe”—give the woman her props.

EDITORS’ NOTES

DaniLeigh was ushered into the industry by none other than Prince—he requested that the newcomer direct and star in his 2013 “Breakfast Can Wait” video. So when she purrs about how you can’t get on her level (“Can’t Relate”), she’s probably right. The Plan is a concise but wide-ranging distillation of the Miami-born artist’s multi-talents (her résumé includes rapper, singer, dancer, and director). Here, DaniLeigh dabbles in too-cool-for-you trap to Aaliyah-inspired R&B, while sprinkling in the occasional Spanish lyrics to rep her Dominican roots. She also features Lil Baby on a song called “Lil Bebe”—give the woman her props.

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About DaniLeigh

Known as DaniLeigh, Danielle Curiel is an understated R&B singer and songwriter who collaborated with Prince and went on to sign with major-label Def Jam. Curiel had worked as a background dancer and was one-half of Curly Fryz, beside her sister, when Prince sought her to direct and appear in the video for his 2013 single "Breakfast Can Wait." Curly Fryz released some independent singles and appeared on Prince's HITnRUN: Phase One track "Like a Mack," but Curiel eventually went solo. After she released a couple singles independently, she signed with Def Jam, where she made her major-label debut in 2017 with "Lurkin" and the Kap G-assisted "Play." The two tracks appeared on Summer with Friends, an EP issued shortly thereafter. The following February, Curiel returned with "Life." ~ Andy Kellman

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