Name: Chrisette Michele
Genre: Soul/Jazz/Hip Hop
Major/Indie/unsigned: Major/Def Jam Recordings
Overall Rating (out of 4): 3
Musicality – An interesting mix of ballads, R&B numbers, and Jazzy pop confections makes the soft music you hear, quite enchanting.
Singing – I would compare her voice to a modern day Billie Holliday. Her voice is very sultry and has a maturity within the voice. Her voice is also very versatile, as she can crossover easily from Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, and Pop.
Lyrics – Love, life, and everything in between. She sings every word convincingly.
Flow/Rhythm – Very chill, with a relaxed vibe.
Freshness – She is different and her mishmash of styles combined with her voice, make the music almost seem like fusion cooking (a blend of colors!)
Technicality/Recording – Excellent! Would you expect any less from Def Jam?
Visuals – Her Myspace page is excellent. The P.R. and marketing team sure know what they’re doing. A glam shot of the face of Chrisette Michele is probably the best way for her to develop major brand name recognition in the entertainment world.
Top 2 Songs:
1. Epiphany (Hybrid sound! Subtle hip hop beats with jazzy overlay, and then there’s her voice!)
2. Love is You (Just a beautiful song, sung wonderfully)
~ Jason Chu
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