Take note; K. Michelle is here!

If the music lovers, bloggers and music business in the world is awake, they will take note of the name K. Michelle at once, because 2013 seems to be the year she will have her major breakthrough! At the end of 2012 I´d discovered the fabelous K. Michelle mixtapes, planned to do a blogpost about her – but sadly this blogpost have been delayed time after time. Now it´s finally here!
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To make a short introduction first; This is K. Michelle 
She is a fabolous soul songer-songwriter, producer, pianist, with her strong voice as her weapon of choice. The voice that brings to mind; First and foremost; Mary J. Blige and Fergie (off the group Black Eyed Peas) (Personal note: Fergie, is a really underrated vocalist, check her solodebut “The Duchess” for her wide eclectic musical range). Secondly:  Names like Sylenna Johnson, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson. K. Michelles sites her own musical influences to be R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston.
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The releases of K. Michelle so far!
K. Michelle has released 4 great albums – all of them as indipendent mixtapes. The high quality of those, makes all of them really worth checking out.
K. Michelle the mixtapes
Here´s all her mixtapes all in a row:  From top left “What´s the 901”, top right “For Colored Girls”, bottom left “Signed, Sealed and Delivered” and bottom right “0 F..ks Given”. Click on each albumtitle to download the mixtapes for free!
Back in november 2012, she hooked up with a major record company – Warner Bros. Records – and her forthcoming official debut album is planned to be released by the summer of 2013, to spoil the title “Rebellious Soul”, exactly release date will be August 13th (maybe July 13th).
During her career so far she has worked with and collaborated with huge names like R. Kelly and Gucci Mane and Missy Elliot, and thats even before she got a official record deal. K. Michelles duet with R. Kelly on the “Love Letters” album, “Love Is” is a real gem worth checking out!
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Of K. Michelles four mixtapes, my favourite is “0 F..ks Given” (“Zero Fucks Given”) – a future classic, actually I´m temptet to call it her “Nostalgia Ultra”. Here she lets her voice and flow really shine through. The lyrics are really strong and in-yer-face.  In songs like “U Gonna Learn Today” she lets the lyrics circle around a rough lifestyle and hard background, of life as a stripper and single mom, she really rips her soul out – and in the songs lyrics begs for respect for working her ass off and really doing what she can to have the best life for her self and her little family. The lyrics, as on many of her songs, have explicit lyrics. This is stories from the heart and the streets!

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The lyrics to the song “U Gonna Learn Today” is so strong, that i want to quote it here as-is:
“U Gonna Learn Today”
Well since y’all here with me today, (K. Michelle)
I might as well keep it one hundred nowThey say I drink too much, curse too much,
I can be a little rough, but in God I trust.
Hypocrites so quick to judge,
I’m loving all my fans, Y’all be showing me love.He say this, she saying more,
Yeah, I was a stripper, but I ain’t no whore.
Don’t make me forget what I’m here for,
Keep your record deal, I don’t want it no more.’Cause you don’t know what it’s like to not kiss your son goodnight.
I got my foot in my door, but everyday’s a fight.If this record make you feel some type away
It might be a bullet shot out your way
‘Cause I’m a throw shade when I get paid
All I can say is you gonna learn today.
Hey, you gonna learn today.The dude behind the desk wasn’t impressed
But no disrespect, they be cutting him checks.
Ooh, better watch what I say,
Record ex, throw you back, they don’t play.I have been around the world, slept with some girls,
Smoked a little weed, but they don’t define me.
Ooh, this is my life, who are you to tell me what’s wrong and what’s right?’Cause you don’t know what is like to not kiss your son goodnight,
I got my foot in the door, but every day’s a fight.If this record make you feel some type away
It might be a bullet shot out your way
‘Cause I’m a throw shade when I get paid
All I can say is you gonna learn today.
Hey, you gonna learn today.You know, people tend to talk the most
About things that they know the least about.
My name’s always in somebody’s mouth
They like to talk a lot of shit about me, you know what I’m saying?
But I’m just grateful, I don’t do it for them,
I do it for the women, I do it for my family
And I do it for the love of the game and of music,
Know what I’m saying?
I think you all owe me some respect
I don’t forget.
More than you ever learn in all of your lifetime,
You know what I’m saying?
So if you wanna know about me, you come see me and ask about me.
So if you ain’t know now you know.
And for all y’all that keep throwing that hate
You can just kiss my ass.
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She spits the words out, wrench her soul – and begs you to listen to her message!When it comes to K. Michelle you really should NOT give a f… but instead really listen to her strong message – and show her the massive respect she deserves!
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