The Root Recommends: Mara Hruby

The Oakland, Calif., songstress gives listeners a new take on old music -- for free.

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Singer Mara Hruby recently released her debut recording, From Her Eyes, a collection of covers originally recorded by her favorite male artists. The 20-year-old singer, who describes her sultry sound as a "melodic melting pot," reworks tracks from the Roots, Andre 3000, Mos Def, D'Angelo and Bob Marley.

The genre-blending LP features Hruby's effortless vocals over R&B, reggae and hip-hop instrumentals. Download Hruby's album here for free.

Previous recommendation: 'Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration.'

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