ZZ Ward Has the Hip-Hop Blues

"You asked me how long I'd stay by your side," ZZ Ward sings. "So I answered with only just one reply / 'Til the casket drops / Till my dying day." The song is the title track from Til the Casket Drops, the debut album by the young Los Angeles-based blues singer. Before that, she released the Criminal EP last spring and a mixtape, Eleven Roses, last February.