SOUNDSPOT: MONICA BLAIRE
One of the coolest things about music in my opinion is the emergence of new talent. Everyday, there is someone sitting at home thinking about a possible future in music. Outside of gravity, music makes the world go round, if you didn't know already? Just like so many others that have come in the past, it's Monica Blaire's turn. She is one of the rising soul artist coming out of Detroit, Michigan. Not only is Monica a great soul singer, but she an MC, writer and a choreographer as well. I love a multi-talented woman! She is also classically trained in the arts, which helped her develop her skill and her love for music. Monica has been deeply involved with music for over 9 years, so she's not as new as you may think she is. She has written songs for many artists like J. Moss and Vanessa Williams, plus she has penned rhymes for many known rap artists over the years as well. For those that don't know, ghostwriting is big business these days. There is no doubt that Monica Blaire is a talented sista, and now it's time for her to let the world know!
Her new album is entitled, "Portraits of Me" featuring guest appearances from Maestro, Guilty Simpson, Invincible & Mr. Porter (D12). She is definitely getting a lot of love from some of Detroit's premier local talent on this album. "Portraits of Me" basically reveals all of the different sides of Monica. This album can be considered Monica's diary to the world. If you already enjoy other artists like Choklate and T. Love, give Monica Blaire a try. The saddest thing about this album is that it will probably be slept on by the masses because it's on an independent label receiving limited promotion? So, if you are diggin' Monica, please tell a friend. Word of mouth is a powerful tool!
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