While there are a number of talented songstresses in the Central Virginia area, I’ve had a hard time highlighting their presence on The Cheats Movement Blog which is why I’m very excited to share new music from RVA based singer/songwriter Erikka J. The EP is called “Love Finds Its Way” and it was released earlier this month on Itunes.
“Love Finds Its Way” is a well-rounded 6 track project that highlights Erikka’s diversity in vocals and songwriting. The lead track, “Love n’ Life” (produced by the late Kleph Dollaz) is a classic R&B/Soul track worthy of Erikka’s influence Mary J. Yet, she shows compelling range on “$2 Bill” a slower groove that lets you know she has the range to slow it down and hang with the more soulful singers in the game. You can hear both tracks below:
Erikka will be performing this Wednesday (6 PM – 9 PM) at, “Spotlight at Aqua” (Aqua Lounge in Shockoe Bottom, 1708 E Main Street, RVA). It is a special event for her EP release. She will be performing with a live band, “Hi Definition” and those that attend will get a copy of “Love Finds Its Way.” In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit the mural dedicated to the her friend and musical mentor, the late Kleph Dollaz. As well as the foundation set up in his honor “God’s Morning.”
To say that there is a lack of exposed female MCs in hip hop right now is a massive understatement. That is not to say that RVA hip hop community is not trying at all. Female MCs will be the topic of my next RVANews.com column — be sure to check out my first column on the legacy of J Dilla - click here. Wednesday night, I took the Cheats Movement camera to Ladies First at The Camel. As always S/O to Charged Up Ent. for putting on the show. #Salute. Always good to see my dude Arya (No Name No Brain – look them up). CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS.