In the first episode of U4U Podcast, Kedesha Campbellanswers the title question, “How Do You Do It?”. Kedesha created U4U Podcast while on her self care journey. She decided to work on herself after realizing the effects of her new environment. She talks about avoiding a copy and paste approach to self-care and personal growth. She emphasizes individualized personal growth, mental health care, body positivity, self-care, and mindfulness. She also discusses being mindful of other people’s energy and being aware of the self. To study for the big test of “Who am I?” each person should study the good and bad. After all, it’s what makes us human.
Kelis Rogers is a singer, songwriter, chef, and muse from Harlem, NY. The “first girl to scream on a track” stepped onto the music scene when her raspy vocals touched the hook of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Got Your Money. As a singer, she explores R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, and EDM. As a chef who graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, she published “My Life on a Plate: Recipes From Around the World” and debuted her sauce line ‘Bounty & Full’. As a muse, she sets trends, influenced Pharrell’s style, and steps out the box. Kelis is severely and unfairly underrated; the cons of being ahead of her time. She is a trendsetter who develops style and music before it becomes trendy. She is not afraid to be different or authentic. With each album and endeavor, she reinvents herself and her musical approach. She continues to be Kelis while setting trends that will surface in the mainstream several years later.
368701 04: Virgin Records” newest R&B sensation Kelis attends Playboy Magazine”s Celebration of naming Jodi Ann Paterson “2000 Playmate of the Year” at a cocktail reception May 2, 2000 at Eugene Restaurant in New York. (Photo by George De Sota/Newsmakers)
Kelis Was Here (2006)
Flesh Tone (2010)
<> at Robin Hill Country Park on September 11, 2011 in Newport, Isle of Wight.
“I’m very aggressive on stage, and men usually don’t like aggressive woman. They usually like submissive women, or woman that pretend to be submissive.”
Betty Davis is a 60s-late 70s funk, R&B, and soul singer who was known for her free expression. Davis is the first NastyGal, known for her progressive, carefree image that was too advanced for the misogynistic media. Before becoming a singer and lyricist, Davis was one of the few international models of color at the Wilhelmina Agency. As an artist, she stood bravely in her female sexuality. She was fearless, unique and daring. Betty is responsible for Miles Davis’ experimental phase; she introduced him to new fashion and music trends. She is the force behind Miles’record, Filles de Kilimanjaro (featured Betty’s face as the cover) and Bitches Brew (M. Davis’s first gold record). Betty was ahead of her time with her sex-positive lyrics and raunchy stage presence. She stepped out of the boundaries of the submissive woman.
Betty Davis deserves a great amount of acknowledgment. She created her own genre, influenced Miles Davis’ reimaging , fueled M. Davis’ creation of Jazz Fusion, introduced him to Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, and Sly Stone,wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, inspired the NastyGal brand and most importantly cracked the barrier for women in music to assert their sexuality freely.
Without her, we wouldn’t have artists like Lenny Kravitz, Peaches, JDavey, Outkast, Madonna, Erykah Badu, Prince (RIP), or Beyonce. Davis paved the way for many artists and was unsung. Thankfully, she has returned to the spotlight to share her story. The NastyGal film will be released in early 2017.
Watch the trailer below:
“…be true to your artform. And by that, I mean do what’s in your heart more so than what’s in your head.” – Betty Davis
Enjoy Davis’ 2nd studio album, They Say I’m Different :