Age/sex/location, Ari Lennox's sophomore album, has been made public and will be available on September 9 through Dreamville/Interscope Records.
The 12-song album will feature Lennox's previously released songs "Pressure" and "Hoodie," as well as newer songs. On September 10, 2021, the former was made available as the album's lead single. In the end, it topped both the Billboard and R&B radio charts, marking Lennox's first No. 1 on either chart.
In May, “Pressure” also pushed sales of more than 500,000 equivalent units, marking her third gold certification this year, behind “On It” with Jazmine Sullivan and “Whipped Cream.”
“Hoodie,” the second song released from age/sex/location, debuted Aug. 12. The Elite-produced single was unrolled with the Mez for Heirs-directed video. Lennox's love interest, Isaiah Rashad, starred as Lennox’s love interest, and social media comedian Khadi Don as her friend.
It is unclear at the moment if Lennox’s song “Chocolate Pomegranate” will be part of the official tracklist for her forthcoming album. It has amassed over six million streams on Spotify since its September 2020 release.
Lennox’s long-term collaborator Elite shared a whiteboard of 80 songs she recorded for age/sex/location. Besides the two early songs, “Blackberry Sap,” which appeared among the 80, was released as part of Dreamville’s D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape, hosted by DJ Drama, in March.
Producers and songwriters Elite, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Johntá Austin, and Jai’Len Josey are confirmed contributors on Lennox’s forthcoming album. It has not yet been revealed if Lennox’s sessions with Missy Elliott will leave the cutting board.
Lennox’s upcoming album is the follow-up to her acclaimed 2019 debut, Shea Butter Baby. The album featured the J.Cole-assisted title track, plus the focus tracks “BMO” and “Whipped Cream.” The title track has been certified platinum, selling over one million equivalent units. It marks Lennox’s first platinum-certified release. Meanwhile, “BMO” is certified gold.