OK, here's the thing. My rule used to be that I had to hear (and like) at least five songs from an artist before I did a spotlight on them. But, I didn't want to wait for Melanie Fiona to drop three more songs when I could just give her a shout out now and hopefully add the new music as it comes in. How ill is she? She opened some shows for Kanye West in Europe without even having an album released. How ill is she? She signed a deal with Roc Nation (headed by Jay-Z) to be her management. How ill is she? Just listen to her version of "Ready For Love" below for a taste. The Toronto, Canada native of Guyanese descent is ready to make a big splash in the R&B world. She enlisted Busta Rhymes and Raekwon for the remix of her single "Give It To Me Right." And anytime an R&B singer has Raekwon on their song, they get props from me. She shows incredible voice control and range on the heartfelt "It Kills Me" which I hope she will shoot a video for soon. A lot of R&B singers come and go without leaving their mark. I hope Melanie Fiona will keep churning out great music because I think she has something different to offer the game. "Give It To Me Right" is currently available on iTunes (Hint Hint).
My Personal Melanie Fiona Soundtrack:
It Kills Me
Give It To Me Right
Give It To Me Right (Remix) feat. Busta Rhymes and Raekwon
BOTH VIDEOS COURTESY OF MELANIEFIONATV: