Not a Lil Gurl Ne More
(Duplicated CD, Extended Play)
Shekï (pronounced sHee´k eye), age 18, was born Shekinah Glory Kee in Newark, New Jersey. She began singing with her church choir at the tender age of two. Audiences marveled at "the tiny girl with the great big voice." Shekï has worked with a host of artists in and out of the recording studio. A regular at local fairs and festivals, Shekï cites gospel powerhouses Vicky Winans, Karen Clark-Sheard, and R&B artist Brandy Norwood as her inspirations. In her recent project, entitled Not A Lil' Girl NE More, Shekï fuses genres and elements and adds a dash of Asian influence to produce a unique sound. Tracks like "Angel" display a haunting smoothness. "The More I Try," engages the gravity of domestic violence. "Show Me," an energy-charged empowerment anthem, "Makes me wanna just hit the stage and perform," remarks Shekï. This track looks at unspoken desires--expectations that females have in relationships but do not communicate. "Perfect Boy," a dance tune with a driving Caribbean element is about the excitement of finding unexpected love. "Go Outside" presents to be a club standard, without a doubt. "I like this track because it showcases my fun-loving youthful side," says Shekï. It has a very retro, even disco dance feel that anyone can appreciate and "It's my mom's favorite track." "I Need You" is a song about balancing the competing emotional demands of your girlfriends and your boyfriend. "My music is about different feelings. Happiness. Sadness. Depression. Empowerment. Being out of control. These tracks are about emotions everyone experiences whether young, old or indifferent. The songs 'I Need You' and 'Show Me,' I feel especially connected to because they talk about things I have felt deeply. That's the point. I want people to feel me..."