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Introducing The Real Becky Hill

Ahead of her new album, Believe Me Now?, Hill reflects on sexual assault, her career so far, and womanhood.

TW: This article contains mentions of sexual assault.

A few months ago, I sat with Becky Hill backstage before her sold-out Brooklyn Steele performance. As we chatted about her collaborations and the struggle of being taken seriously as a solo artist, I could feel Hill's passion. She's an artist who takes her craft very seriously, someone who's both humble and fiery all at once, with a voice that can bring an entire room together.

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When R3HAB and Jason Derulo first stitched their music together on their first collab, they knew they had something special. Six years ago, two idols in their respective genres decided that not only could they make good music together with R3HAB's remix of Derulo's "Goodbye"...but they instantly understood this was the start of a lasting relationship where they'd create hit after hit for years.

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Whether she's remixing classic club hits like Mary J. Blidge's "Family Affair" or creating fresh beats of her own, fans can't help but dance to Amal Nemer's music. Debuting a sensational music career only three years ago, Amal Nemer quickly became highly sought after thanks to her natural ability to create house music that is entirely refreshing and her own.

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I hate to say it, but all good people admit when they’re wrong. After attending Coachella in 2022, I saw a dying franchise desperately trying to retain its grasp on relevancy. With lackluster Californian crowds who only go for the festival name and not the names headlining, outsiders often wonder why artists treat this as a Mecca for music.

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Whether you are ready or not, we are officially in 2024. It’s okay if you’ve already abandoned your overambitious resolutions for more plausible goals — or if you’ve just given up entirely. There’s always next year.

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In 2010, Matthew Handley and Andrew Stanley came together over their love for multi-cultural music and sounds, combined it with their disc jockey prowess, and delivered us perhaps one of the most iconic debut tracks of all time: "We No Speak Americano." It was an instantaneous smash hit, selling over 5 million copies and topping the charts worldwide.

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