Monday, August 07, 2006

The Girls of Summer: Must-haves for every playlist

Cocoalounge Girls of Summer

Coming to an iPod near you! Five of the most promising talents this side of the Billboard Hot 100...

Emily King 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!

Janelle Monae2. 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!

Brook D'Leau 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!

Algebra Blessett5. 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!