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My City: K. Michelle Makes Memphis Sound So Damn Good (Exclusive Interview)Posted by Nathan S. on 06/02/10 | Filed under Top Stories, My City, K. Michelle
RefinedHype: You were born and raised in Memphis, a city with a rich musical history. How has the sound of Memphis influenced your sound today?
K. Michelle: The Memphis Sound runs all through my music! It is a sound of soul and pain and a honest sound of the blues. My sound is so rich thanks to the streets of Memphis,TN.
RefinedHype: You've also traveled the globe during your music career. Can we hear those travels in your music?
K. Michelle: I've done a lot of traveling and I've picked up a lot of different styles and sounds of music which can definitely be found when you listen to my music. When I went to China I realized how a lot of the beat patterns are a lot like American music. I think I walked away with a stronger appreciation for American music.
RefinedHype: What about your hometown inspires you?
K. Michelle: My hometown inspires me because just like NY if you can make it there you can make it anywhere! My city has made me a fighter, a stronger person. When I go on Beale street I’m super inspired to dig down and find the soul the real soul in my heart. When I get home I think back on STAX music!
RefinedHype: If I'm rolling through Memphis, where can I find you?
K. Michelle: When I’m in Memphis you can always catch me at Tony's Bar and Grill for the hot wings, Neely's for the bar-b-que,and Crock Pot for the soul food!
RefinedHype: Last words? Shout outs? Confessions?
K. Michelle: I LOVE my city everyday I put on for Memphis 10! Shouts out to the new Memphis Movement Yo Gotti, Drumma Boy, Billie Wes and many more! Be sure to follow me on Twitter @Kmichellemusic.