stephanie-mckay

Recognized internationally for her work with the likes of TALIB KWELI, KELIS, MOS DEF, AMP FIDDLER, ROY HARGROVE, ME’SHELL NDEGEOCELLO and BROOKLYN FUNK ESSENTIALS, Stephanie came to the attention of Australian audiences last year for her work with local hip-hop producer KATALYST.

Originally released in 2007, ‘Tell It Like It Is’ is an album full of strong performances and great song-writing. The album is packed with classic gems from the feel-good joy of the KATAYST produced lead single “Jackson Avenue”, to the outrageously funky, horn-fired groove of “Kinky”. The hip hop influenced “Oh Yeah” is a wind-in-the hair celebration with a cool groove, while a newly-incarnated version of the KATALYST co-written “Say What You Feel” appears in all its glory. R&B sensation ANTHONY HAMILTON appears on the smooth but perfectly pitched duet “Where Did Our Love Go?” resulting in an absolute gem of a ballad, while the album finishes with a refreshingly original take on WILLY MASON’s youth anthem for the 21st century, “Oxygen”.

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