Shenseea's "ALPHA" Album Has Twitter Taking Back Their Prior Doubt In The Singer

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Shenseea's new record includes appearances from Tyga, Sean Paul, Offset, and more.

Shenseea's music is speaking for itself. Prior to the arrival of her debut project, ALPHA, the 25-year-old had some fans worried after they heard the record's singles, "Lick," featuring Megan Thee Stallion, "R U That," featuring 21 Savage, and "Deserve It."

When her joint track with the Houston hottie hit streamers, many criticized it for being too similar to Meg's collaboration with Cardi B on "WAP," and some even felt that the rapper outshone the dancehall artist on her own song.

Shenseea's "ALPHA" Album Has Twitter Taking Back Their Prior Doubt In The Singer
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Overall, the main critique that Shenseea was hit with was that she seemed to be trying to Americanize herself to appeal to a mass audience, causing fans to worry that she's drifted away from her Jamaican roots. "Shenseea wanting to break into r&b and pop should be supported btw," one Twitter user wrote last week, as doubt was flying high on social media.

"Just like all of us, she has her own goals and direction she wants for herself. I think the problem is she conquers dancehall so well that to see her fighting up to catch her footing in another genre is hard."

Despite the fear, Shenseea has proven that she has what it takes to succeed as a versatile artist, as users can't stop raving about ALPHA. "Shenseea really showed us how important it is to believe in yourself, even when the world doubts you," one post giving the "Dolly" hitmaker her flowers reads.

See what else people have been saying about ALPHA below, and read our recent interview with Shenseea for our Ladies First series here.

About The Author
Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.