The Cameroon born beauty moved to the U.S. when she was 6 and has been a genre defying musician ever since.
The Portland-based soul singer shares the process of making her debut album, and working with Prince.
"We take a little bit of everything from around the world and make it into something," says keyboardist J. Sharp.
The Brooklyn-bred hip hop soul singer has sung backup for the likes of Pharaoh Monche, Jean Grae and Talib Kweli.
The Ethiopian-born American singer describes her sound as "world soul."
ESSENCE.com's "New and Next" column spotlights the brightest new talents we think you should know.
The Louisiana-bred songstress earned her vocal chops being in the group Sophia Fresh and singing backup for Solange.
A seasoned writer in her own right, Polly has penned songs for the likes of Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield and, most recently, J. Cole ('Crooked Smile").
The Boston-based gospel quartet describes their sound as "praise and worship" music.
Rising R&B star Russell Taylor takes center stage in this week's New & Next spotlight.
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