Wave of Girl Power – Raye 6 + Purple St. James + MAdisonFlow (Video + Audio)

I’ve noticed a definite pattern in female artists. It’s not so much the look, but more a thing of the female singer taking from the past and putting their own spin on it. The ladies below take from the 70s and 80s and deliver songs that are fresh, sexy, funky, and playful. Their talent shows us why we need to pay attention.

Raye 6 – Compared to a Prince protege, this woman exudes sexuality with a non-conformist, independent attitude that the Purple One’s counterparts lacked. Seeing Raye 6 live with her Bubble girls in tow, is a visual treat. Her in-your-face posturing is a sure turn-on for all onlookers as her shows are sexually charged in a kinky burlesque way. Raye 6’s new mix tape L.I.P.S – Love Is Powerfully Sexy (produced by Raye 6 & guided by Dj Victorious) is available for free download, where she pays homage to her musical influences from the 80s adding her own voice and interpretations. Remixes on L.I.P.S – Love Is Powerfully Sexy includes Prince, Eurythmics, Nas, Kanye and others. The following video provides a look into the world of Raye 6. Definitely a woman to watch!

purplestjames1Now this young woman, Purple St. James formerly ZahZarah, has been here for quite some time. A former backing singer for Eryka Badu, with a ridiculous vocal range, and the ability to morph into different musical styles effortlessly; it’s no doubt that this woman has worked with some of the best in entertainment, including Prince, Chaka Khan, R.Kelly, Bilal, The Roots, Talib Kweli, and J*Davey. Now as Purple St. James, her style has evolved into more experimental territories. In her live performances, she’s able to channel the sweet innocence of Minnie Ripperton, the fierce diva of Nona Hendrix, and the vibrant energy of Chaka Khan. This woman can SING! Her last project was the EP The Prelude, which was an introduction to her alter ego, Purple St. James, a super heroine, gearing people for her soon to be released, The Ballad of Purple St. James. Be sure to go to her MySpace page to listen to more by this funky little lady.

madisonflow2MAdisonFlow of Belle – this Louisiana born, singer, songwriter, and producer, now residing in New York City, has been in the entertainment business for quite sometime. As a stylist, MAdisonFlow is able to fuse her own personal style and pair it to her musical tastes, which is pure Minneapolis, 80s pop, rock, and hip hop infused R&B. The song below, “More Than Enuf” combines MAdisonFlow’s bubbly and fun personality over a punk 80s groove, and sprinkled with sexy, highlighting her diverse musical qualities. To hear more MAdisonFlow, also check out her MySpace page.

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Roseann V. Warren

Founder + Editorial Director at Muphoric Sounds
Roseann V. Warren is a Brooklyn, NY based freelance writer and developmental book editor, who proudly calls herself a member of the Prince army, and believes Hersey's chocolate is a crime. Follow her @webdiva3000


  1. Raye 6

    April 6, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Hot! Thank You!!!


    April 8, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I LOVE IT!!!…

  3. k-man

    April 30, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    That MadisonFlow track is Hot!

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