R&B crooner Kem has had a great year in 2012, including a role in this past Summer’s film ‘Sparkle’. To top it all off, the Detroit nativ has delivered the newest addition to his catalog, a Christmas album!
‘What Christmas Means’ doesn’t just feature Kem’s twists on the Christmas classics, it also boasts five original songs of his own.
That Grape Juice recently caught up with the crooner, chatting it up about his past struggles, his Christmas memories, and future musical collaborations.
If you don’t know him yet, now’s your chance! Check out TGJ’s 10 questions with Kem to find out more about this R&B star on the rise.
The name may indeed ring a bell for viewers of the 2012 BET Awards as she was chosen as this year’s ‘Music Matters’ pick – an outlet that gave the soulstress her first nationally televised chance to showcase her unique blend of “folk-soul”. Dripping with R&B fusion, Bell’s refreshing blend of genres is reminiscent of ‘Southern Hummingbird’ Tweet, yet housed in an innocence reminiscent of Corrine Bailey Rae.
Despite all she is likened to, it’s safe to say what Jennah is bringing is indeed all her own as evidenced by her long awaited ‘Monster Killer’ visual. Directed by Rafael Casal, the single comes as one of many gems listed on ‘Live at Mother NY’ EP. Click here to stream that full album.
Blessed, might be one word to describe ‘Everything’ singer Elijah Blake.
Arriving on the scene courtesy of cuts penned for other artists, last week saw the 22 year old take the net by storm with the release of the critically acclaimed mix tape, ‘Bijoux 22‘, by way of Roc Nation and Def Jam Recordings.
Now, less than four days after launch, the release has etched his name into the label’s history books.
Perhaps by way of Kanye West‘s ’808s & Heartbreak’ offering, recent years have seen Hip Hop & R&B spawn a new breed of male contributors- sans the oversexed nature of the Trey Songz of the world but serving their own unique brand of brohemian sensivity.
Crafting cuts from and for the male voice, Def Jam’s Elijah Blake joins Drake and Frank Ocean as ambassador’s for the sound, with the release of his critically acclaimed mix tape, ‘Bijoux 22‘.
Now check one of our favorite jams from the R&B piece, named ‘Runnin’ Blind‘ and let us know what you think of it below…
He’s the Grammy nominated writer responsible for Usher’s ‘Climax’, Rihanna‘s ‘No Love Allowed’ and Keyshia Cole‘s ‘Enough Of No Love’.
Now, with the backing of Def Jam Recordings, Roc Nation and a fan base aptly named ‘The Eligiance‘, Elijah Blake steps into the light with the release of the hotly anticipated EP, ‘Bijoux 22‘.
So, as long time fans of his work, That Grape Juice were honored to catch up with the rising star last week- for an interview which saw him discuss the NO ID pushed EP, his journey to the top and his work for Ciara, Keyshia Cole and the Pop Icon, Britney Spears.