When The Foreign Exchange swung through the West Coast and returned to Portland, I got the chance to sit down with one of my personal favorite R&B singers of the moment, YahZarah. We had a rousing discussion about female producers, being an independent artist and trying to pay Sallie Mae, music, her brothers in Foreign Exchange Phonte & Nicolay, Stevie Wonder….and more! It was like talking to an old friend, so I had to edit this interview heavily so ya’ll could understand and get the full story about Ms. Purple St. James!
If you’re not familiar with her — you should be. Her latest record The Ballad of Purple St. James is a musical smash, which features a smattering of her tastes and musical upbringing. It’s a well rounded, well sung, and well produced record that is available now. You should go get it. Why? Because I said so, and you know we’d NEVER steer you wrong here at Tha Feedback!
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