Jukebox Notes: New Release by Stephanie McKay


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Tell It Like It Is
Stephanie McKay
Released: Oct 14, 2008
Released By Muthas of Invention

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Stephanie McKay is a singer, songwriter and master performer & is one of the most in-demand voices on the scene today. Hailing from the Bronx NYC, her list of credits is long and impressive and reads like a “who’s who” of the hip-hop/soul scene. Formerly a guitarist for Kelis, she has recorded two albums with the Brooklyn Funk Essentials, collaborated with Talib Kweli and Mos Def, featured on the standout hit “Forget Regret” from Roy Hargrove’s Grammy-nominated RH Factor (alongside such luminaries as D’Angelo, Anthony Hamilton, Erykah Badu, Karl Denson, Pino Palladino, and Common) and completed a world tour with Amp Fiddler from the legendary Parliament Funkadelic..

Aside from her many collaborations, it is on her impressive solo material that Stephanie’s star shines brightest. Her debut solo album ‘McKay’ produced by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, was released in Europe on Polydor/Universal and garnered major critical acclaim. In the UK, ‘The Independent’ called the album “…the best debut since Macy Gray” and ‘Black Beat’ referred to McKay as “…the savior we need to drag rhythm back to its roots.” Two singles and two videos were released from the album and received heavy rotation on the radio and MTV Europe.

Equally at home on the stage or in the studio, Stephanie has performed extensively in the New York area, completed two national tours in Australia and maintained an unprecedented seven-night stand in Greece. She’s one of the hardest working performers on the scene today so keep your ear to the ground for shows in your area, her live performances are not to be missed!!

Always developing as an artist & constantly looking forward, this summer will see the release of her highly anticipated 2nd album ‘Tell It Like It Is’. The wheels on the music media ‘hype machine’ are already well in motion worldwide, and if her debut was anything to go by this could be the musical event of summer 2008!

Make no mistake, Stephanie McKay is the real deal…. And she’s only just getting started.


www.stephaniemckay.com and www.myspace.com/stephaniemckay

The Court of Public Opinion

  • Hello Jasmyne,

    It’s Deepa Soul Hola! I am reaching out to you via your website because I lost your phone number by way of losing my frickin phone. I am back to basics with keeping an address/phone book. ;o) So I’m almost done with my album and I wanted to let you know that I am also launching Solution Evolution – A Movement To End Poverty In America. We are focused on Please visit the site http://www.solutionevolution.org we are not done with everything as yet but we will be ready to do a full launch in Jan. 09! We are going to release it with a PSA commercial and all. Please watch the video by United Independent Artists For CHANGE – “STAND TOGETHER” that has been playing on MTV’s LOGO Network. I would love to catch up with you and talk more about the initiative.

    Love and Light,
    Dee (646) 436 – 7928

  • This is awesome!! I love Stephanie McKay.

  • Na You know what? I had no idea that this was to be posted on the site……I’m thinking that I was writing directly.