Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell Ndegeocello

 

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Michelle Lynn Johnson, better known as Meshell Ndegeocello (/mɪˈʃɛl ndɛˈɡɛl/; born August 29, 1968), is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and bassist. She has gone by the name Meshell Suhaila Bashir-Shakur which is used as a writing credit on some of her later work.[1] Her music incorporates a wide variety of influences, including funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae and rock. She has received significant critical acclaim throughout her career,[2][3] and has had ten career Grammy Award nominations.[4] She has been credited for having "sparked the neo-soul movement."[5]

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Ventriloquism
 
Ventriloquism is the 12th studio album from Meshell Ndegeocello, released on March 16, 2018.
Waterfalls
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Waterfalls is a song by musical artist Meshell Ndegeocello, released on February 23, 2018.
Sometimes It Snows in April
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Sometimes It Snows in April is a song by musical artist Meshell Ndegeocello, released on February 2, 2018.
Tender Love
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Tender Love is a song by musical artist Meshell Ndegeocello, released on January 12, 2018.

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Popular Albums17

Album Appearances & References43

Popular Songs34

Song Appearances & References7

Musical Group References5

Minor Film Appearances & References15

TV Shows1

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers21

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Awards & Nominations1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles57

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On31

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts12

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Music Reviews: The Decemberists, Meshell Ndegeocello
  –  March 25, 2018
The Decemberists. "I'll Be Your Girl." Capitol. Frontman Colin Meloy wanted the Decemberists' new album to reflect the mood of the times, and sadly it's even more topical than intended. The Oregon band began performing the song "We All Die Young" onstage a ...
Disturb This Groove: What Is The Legacy Of Soul Music?
  –  March 24, 2018
This is what makes Meshell Ndegeocello's new album Ventriloquism such a happy surprise. It revisits the 1985—1995 decade when Generation X was at its zenith, and songs like "Don't Disturb This Groove" ruled the airwaves. Delving into the hit parade of ...
BIG EARS PREVIEW: Neo-soul provocateur Meshell Ndegeocello tries out 'Ventriloquism'
  –  March 22, 2018
There are cover songs, and then there are complete transformation of the source material. In approaching “Ventriloquism,” her latest album, indie-folk rocker Meshell Ndegeocello likes to think her music falls into the latter category. Her interest in ...
Songs of the Week: Meshell Ndegeocello, Lucius, Sarah Blasko and Parquet Courts
  –  March 20, 2018
It’s time for our round-up of our favorite songs of the week. The Song of the Day is included in our daily email newsletter. You’ve signed up for that, right? And as always, tell us what you’ve been listening to. Email me or fire a tweet at me ...
Ndegeocello excels on covers album
  –  March 17, 2018
Meshell Ndegeocello strips much of the glossy production off the 11 covers on “Ventriloquism” but keeps — and sometimes boosts — the songs’ emotional charge, investing them with an ethereal quality that acts as a counteragent to these accelerated ...
10 New Albums to Stream Now: The Decemberists, Meshell Ndegeocello and More Editors' Picks
  –  March 16, 2018
Colin Meloy's literary-minded outfit looks past the idea of crossover, instead deciding to "stick closer to what used to be called 'the left of the dial,' when there was a dial," writes Will Hermes. "The highlight may be 'Rusalka, Rusalka/The Wild Rushes ...
Meshell Ndegeocello remakes 80s and early 90s R&B in her own sophisticated style
  –  March 16, 2018
Sat 3/24, 6 and 8:30 PM, The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park, $28-$48 and Mon 3/26, 7 and 9:30 PM, SPACE, 1245 Chicago, Evanston, $28-$75, early show sold out, all-ages Meshell Ndegeocello is a monster bassist and captivating singer who can mine gold in ...
Meshell Ndegeocello on Prince, Her New Covers Album, and, Yes, Bruno Mars
  –  March 16, 2018
Meshell Ndegeocello is as much a scholar as she is a creator of popular music. For an hour on Thursday, we spoke over the phone about everything from the spiritual underpinnings of the raging debates over cultural appropriation to finding compassion for ...
Music Review: Meshell Ndegeocello excels on covers album
  –  March 14, 2018
Meshell Ndegeocello strips much of the glossy production off the 11 covers on "Ventriloquism" but keeps — and sometimes boosts — the songs' emotional charge, investing them with an ethereal quality that acts as a counteragent to these accelerated times.
Meshell Ndegeocello's Covers Album 'Ventriloquism' Explores Sadness and Longing
  –  March 14, 2018
"Sometimes a song can really change the air in the room," consummate bassist Meshell Ndegeocello tells Exclaim! "It makes life not seem so hard." On her new album, Ventriloquism, the 49-year-old covers an array of songs that resonated with her in her youth.
Music Review: Meshell Ndegeocello excels on covers album
  –  March 14, 2018
Meshell Ndegeocello strips much of the glossy production off the 11 covers on “Ventriloquism” but keeps — and sometimes boosts — the songs’ emotional charge, investing them with an ethereal quality that acts as a counteragent to these accelerated ...

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