Rebellious Soul

Rebellious Soul

by K. MichelleK. Michelle



Back in 2009, K. Michelle was signed to the Jive-associated Hitz Committee label. She released some singles full of attitude, vulnerability, and humor, including "Fakin' It" -- a spectacular collaboration with Blac Elvis and Missy Elliott. None of the songs, remarkable as they were, threatened the upper reaches of Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Near the end of 2010, K. Michelle played R. Kelly's duet partner on Love Letter's "Love Is," but she and her label parted prior to the completion of her own album. Years later, after co-starring on Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta and releasing mixtapes like 0 Fucks Given, she completed her proper debut, released by the Atlantic label. Rebellious Soul has some of that frankness known by those who have been following her for years, like when she proclaims "I'm-a fuck you like I'm tryin' to pay bills/Georgia Power, cable bill, babysitter, tonight you will." She's also open enough to write "I Don't Like Me," a strings-and-piano ballad filled with self-loathing and envy. The best material either evokes or is graced with touches of classic soul, like the Pop & Oak-produced "V.S.O.P." (Chi-Lites strings, Debra Laws quote) and the aching "Damn," which makes like a missing highlight from Monica's After the Storm. There's a surprising shortage of uptempo and aggressive tracks, but the mean "Ride Out" -- another Pop & Oak contribution -- has some trunk-rattling bottom end. A compact, lyrically diverse debut, Rebellious Soul makes it plain that K. Michelle should be supported enough to reverse her albums-to-mixtapes ratio.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/13/2013
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678684494
catalogNumber: 535637

Album Credits

Performance Credits

K. Michelle   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Chi-Lites   Sample Source
Barry White   Composer,Sample Source
Black Heat   Sample Source
Philip Guilbeau   Composer
Eric Hudson   Composer,Producer,drum programming,Instrumentation
Frank McDonald   Composer,Sample Source
Troy Taylor   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Happy Perez   Producer
Ezekiel Lewis   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Robert "LB" Dorsey   Engineer
Miki Tsutsumi   Engineer
Durrell Babbs   Composer
Jack Splash   Composer
Jeff Robinson   Executive Producer
Miguel Scott   Engineer,Additional Production
Warren "Oak" Felder   Composer,Engineer
Nick Bilardello   Art Direction
Alonzo Harris   Producer
Joshua Skubel   Packaging
Nathan Perez   Composer
Christopher Rae   Composer,Sample Source
Jessyca Wilson   Composer
Bianca Atterberry   Composer
K. Michelle   Executive Producer
Dean Beresford   Composer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel   Producer
Andrew Clifton   Composer,Producer,drum programming,Additional Production
Menardini Timothee   Composer
Rob Gold   Art Manager
Oakwud   Producer
Jerren Spruill   Composer,Producer
Najja McDowell   Composer
Nexx Generation   Producer
Kimberly Plate   Composer
James Alonzo Harris   Composer
Ervin Ward   Composer
David Harris   Composer,Producer

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