Released On: Apr 10, 2007
Released By: Downtown / Atlantic Records
Kevin Michael is a 22-year old vocal prodigy from Philadelphia with a formidable voice and persona and was featured on The Roots' recent greatest hits album, 'Home Grown!' Kevin could garner comparisons to a young, Off The Wall-ear Michael Jackson, a rule-breaking innovator like Prince or a classic soul crooner like Curtis Mayfield, but he is definitely on his own trip. Especially when he plays live where he is accompanied by Akil Dasan, a BET freestyle champion who plays acoustic guitar, beat-boxes and raps. The duo recently performed a series of acoustic showcases in NYC, LA and SF to frenzied crowds.
The Kevin Michael buzz is about to reach new heights with the recent release of his iTunes-exclusive EP, 'YaDig?' The irresistibly melodic head-bopping standout "We All Want The Same Thing" introduces Michael to the masses and pairs him with the talented MC Lupe Fiasco. Another pick, the spare and intimate "It Don't Make Any Difference" features his partner in crime, Akil Dasan. In addition to Lupe, the full-length album will feature guest appearances by Q-Tip and Wyclef Jean and production work by urban producers including Wyclef Jean, LRoc (Lil Jon, Mariah Carey), Bloodshy (Madonna) and The Clutch (Usher). With a song featured in the upcoming Entourage series & the show's soundtrack and with support from the independent label behind the commercial and critical success of Gnarls Barkley's platinum and Grammy award-winning 'St. Elsewhere,' Kevin Michael is sure to be turning a lot of heads very soon.