JAGUAR II by Victoria Monét
Written by: Paris Himes

           Victoria Monét is, without a doubt, an underrated artist. Monét has been in the music industry for years, working with famous artists such as Ariana Grande, Mary J. Blige, Meek Mill, and Chloe x Halle. She’s known for her unique musicality and catchy lyrics, like “You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it” and contributions to Ariana Grande’s song “7 Rings” off the album Thank U Next

           In 2020, Victoria Monét released JAGUAR. A staple in Monét’s career, this album is full of vulnerability and women empowerment. On August 25th, 2023. Monét released JAGUAR II. She states, “JAGUAR I and II are relatives, but you see, JAGUAR II is an older, more developed, voluptuous older sister” (Apple Music). Her description of this second album has proven to be true. JAGUAR II features phenomenal Earth, Wind & Fire, and Lucky Daye features. With songs like “Alright,” Monét gives listeners light-hearted dance anthems with sensual lyrics and powerful vocals. 

           The album experiments with sounds from the 1970s while adding in a modern twist, especially in her songs “Cadillac (A Pimp’s Anthem),” “How Does It Make You Feel,” and “Hollywood,” making listeners feel as if they’re traveling back in time. Once again, Victoria Monét has left a mark in the music industry. Her lyricism and vocals continue to be undefeated, and she proves herself to be an influential R&B figure by working with famous artists and releasing timeless music, showcasing her underrated vocal ability. 

Favorite tracks: Stop (Askin’ Me 4Shyt), Hollywood featuring Earth, Wind & Fire, and How Does It Make You Feel.


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