Love child of Jimi Hendrix and Lauryn Hill, emcee/singer/songwriter and self proclaimed "vandal," Kalae "All Day" is swiftly making an impression in the underground Hip Hop scene. At the ripe age of 21, the Harlem native has done over 30 shows at popular city venues, such as Sputnik, The Knitting Factory, Public Assembly, Highline Ballroom, SouthPaw and Ashford and Simpsons Sugar Bar, and has opened up for rappers Jean Grae and Talib Kweli (Idle Warship) all since the summer of 2008. At an arresting 5'10 (6'' with her afro) Kalae brings the energy and presence of a vet to her stage show and leaves the crowd in awe and begging for more. To appease her high demanding fans, Kalae released her first recorded project executively produced by chart topping artist Princess Superstar, entitled "AFROMATIKNEOHIPPIEROCK*SOLEMUSIK" March 17th 2009.
"When people used to ask me what type of music i make, I initially jumped into defense mode; 'why are you trynna box me in? I supercede genres..' then i sorta took a step back and thought this person is trying to relate themselves to my music and we do that through labels.. So instead of trying to fit myself or push myself into someone elses market, like i would say 'im neo-soul' or 'hip hop' I eventually came up with my own genre, Afromatic-neo hippie-rockstar-soul music.."
On "AFROMATIKNEOHIPPIEROCK*SOLEMUSIC" there is a wide range of musical influences spanning from Soul to Electronic to Hip Hop and playfully erases the line between mainstream and underground. It includes guest appearances by Homeboy Sandman, Mic Wilson (the rapper formerly known as Prezzure) and Rebel Starr and can be purchased at www.Kalaeallday.Bandcamp.com. Kalae also won Brooklyn Bodegas All Female "Show and Prove" showcase, CMJ Edition, on Oct.20th 2009 at Public Assembly. For more on Kalae and to support her on way to the top you can find her on many popular social networks such as myspace, facebook, reverbnation, twitter, and hiphopsisters.com. Check out her blog at www.Kalaeallday.blogspot.com.
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