SOUND SPOT: ELIZABETH "YUMMY" BINGHAM
IT'S THE VOICE!!!! To most people, Yummy Bingham is new to the music business? That's definitely not the case! This 19 year-old female singer and songwriter has been in the music business since she was 13 years old! Her father (Dinky Bingham) is the CEO of Dinky B. Music, and he has produced gold and platinum hits for artists like New Edition, Changing Faces and Jaheim. With that being said, it is easy to see where Yummy gets her music business savvy from at such a young age. She is also Chaka Khan's Godchild, so she definitely has a solid foundation of legendary musical supporters behind her. KayGee of Naughty By Nature fame discovered her from a demo tape she made in 2000, and immediately placed her in a trio girl group called, Tha Rayne! Tha Rayne had a club hit titled, "Rock Wit Me" that shook up things for minute, and gave the group with hope for album success. Their Arista Records album debut was never released and the group split up, so Yummy's singing career was put on hold for a minute. Instead of giving up, Yummy stay on the grind. Jaheim included her on his hit single "Fabulous," which gave Yummy so well deserved attention. In 2001, she appeared on the Osmosis Jones movie soundtrack, performing the lead theme "Turn It Out" with the legendary rap group De La Soul. Shortly thereafter, she blessed the De La Soul's hit Thick Lady's anthem "Baby Phat" with some tight vocals! Over the years she has done hooks and background vocals for numerous artists like Queen Latifah, Next, Jae Millz, Patti LaBelle, Talib Kweli & Tupac. She has also written songs for Amerie, Mary J. Blige, Syleena Johnson, Monica, Busta Rhymes and Mya! This young lady has a helluva track record so far!
In 2004 she hooked up with super producer Rockwilder. Recognizing her business knowledge, he made her a business partner and a executive producer at his label. Yummy also owns her very own publishing and entertainment company, which makes her one of the youngest female executives in the music industry. A year later she signed with Cash Money Records with hopes of making an album, but she was underhandly removed from that situation over to Motown Records, where she is currently in the process of releasing her first album. She already has a single out featuring Jadakiss called, "Come Get It!" That song is poppin'!
Her debut solo album is titled, "The First Seed," which will is scheduled to hit the streets sometime this summer? Let's keep our fingers crossed, because the folks over at Cash Money may have something to say about that....?
I personally get involved with too much mainstream music R&B because it stinks most of the time, but dammit...I like Yummy!! I have diggin' Yummy Bingham's voice for some years now, and I was hoping she would have an opportunity to get some well deserved shine! A lot of people will see her pretty face & urban steelo and automatically think...Yummy it just another cookie-cutter, non-talented floosey trying to get into music for a quick buck? That's not the case here! This little lady has a bright future ahead of her. Keep your bleedy eyes open.....
Checkout her sites and listen to some of her music below!
Yummy Bingham.com - Checkout that new track "One More Chance" on this site! That one will keep ya head noddin' fa sho (if you have a pulse)??
I was asked to re-up the my Sample This Lessons Part 2 Mixx! This is a mix full of dope hiphop soul samples that have been stolen over the last few years? If you missed it the first time around, here is your chance to get your hands on it!
Click here for the original post & mix download!