Specifically, women in our industry get the short end of the stick. Most often they are prodded to be hyper-sexual and shockingly raunchy. Not everyone is into the business of selling sex. Curtis Mayfield said it best:
“Our purpose is to educate as well as to entertain. Painless preaching is as good a term as any for what we do. If you’re going to come away from a party singing the lyrics of a song, it is better that you sing of self-pride like ‘We’re a Winner’ instead of ‘Do the Boo-ga-loo!'”
It’s my pleasure to have had the opportunity to have worked alongside this young lady in the early stages of this project. “Stone Cold” has been a work in progress for the past year for Miami-native Shawnette “Rimidi” Longley. Dubbing herself as a “psychedelic, alternative-soul artist & songwriter” Rimidi is like none other. Her voice it real. Her live performances are powerful. She sings tunes of truth and experience. Plain and simple: This girl is dope.
The album is complete. The first single is titled “Grudges” and is slated for release on Tuesday, February 28th. Peep the teaser below and go forth and FIND YOUR RIMIDI!