Music - 2.75 || Songwriting - 3.5 || Singing/Rap - 3.5
Location: Kansas City, MO
Genre: R&B / Soul / Hip-Hop
Key Tracks: Five Minutes, Komin' For You, A Song For James, Keep It Moovin'
When you listen to kMay you know that there’s something special about this talented
young artist. On her recently released mixtape, “unKlassified Vol.1”, the artist not only
gives you some of the best that underground hip-hop in the Midwest has to offer, she
also delivers a solid R&B vocal performance as well.
kMay’s song, “Five Minutes,” is a nice ballad about a relationship that has gone sour. If
you’ve ever experienced a tragic breakup then you’ll definitely relate to the artist’s
words, especially for those who have invested years into a relationship. kMay also
delivers a hot rap on the bridge showcasing the versatility she has to offer.
My favorite song on this release is, “A Song for James,” because we get a glimpse into
some of the struggles kMay has experienced with the various men of influence in her
life. They say music is therapeutic and you can hear that this song was serious therapy
for kMay. She delivers the realest, most honest and unapologetic song I’ve heard from a
female artist in years. There is a verse dedicated to her brother James, her step-father,
and finally her late father, James F. May. It reminds me of something Eminem would do,
which is why – lyrically – this song is the best on the album.
Overall, I think kMay is off to a pretty good start with her career as an artist, but I don’t
think she has tapped into her full potential yet. I can’t help but think of a young Missy
Elliott just before she made her major breakthrough in music. If she continues honing
her skills, kMay could be the next big thing.
MUSICAL GOAL: "My ultimate goal is to be the Oprah of music. That is to say: the first
woman to be able to establish and create an empire, all by staying true to myself, who I
am and not being afraid to take chances. I want to be involved in everything from the
creative end, to artist management and working with other acts as a
producer/songwriter. I'd also like to be able to look back on my music and say that I not
only inspired others, but opened doors for people to just be who are they are musically,
not having to fit into any box or genre, and be accepted. I believe that if I keep God first,
keep family and close friends involved, I will never lose sight of myself, and I will be able
to continue to stay authentic as I continue to create.” - kMay
Review by: CJ
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