Monday, August 07, 2006
Coming to an iPod near you! Five of the most promising talents this side of the Billboard Hot 100...
1. Emily King
J Record's best kept secret is doing damage to our iTunes playlist with her empowering scorcher, “Walk in My Shoes.” Check Emily King out!
2. Janelle Monae
Mix the voice of a modern Billie Holiday with the fashion sense of Miseducation-era Lauryn Hill, and you've got Janelle Monae. We really can't let go of her uptempo anthem "Let It Go." Check Janelle Monae out!
Strong vocals and a hot track keeps Shareefa's "Need A Boss," in constant rotation in the whip. With all the fragile voices in radio friendly r&b right now, Shareefa's soulful sound is a welcomed digression. Check Shareefa out!
4. Miss Jack Davey
of J*Davey fame took one of our favorite tracks, "Electric Relaxation" by A Tribe Called Quest and gave it some 2006 feminine flair. Reminiscent of a young Erykah Badu, Jack Davey is part of a new wave of R&B artists ushering in an alternative sound. Check J*Davey out!
5. Algebra Blessett
No equation was necessary for us to deduct that we dig Algebra's sound. Her sweet love song, "U Do It 4 Me," is great for a Sunday morning ride or quality time with the one who does it for you. Check Algebra Blessett out!