Bringing back true moxie and funk to the music sphere. Richelle L. Brown is attempting to provide that missing energy. Richelle joins a movement of retro songstresses invading the hyperspace experience. Similar to the Acid Jazz wave of the 90’s that garnered such artist as Nadea Davenport; Richelle L. Brown is that new funk.
Her passion for music sparked during a time when V-103 had more than 10 songs in rotation, and her routine in Conyers, GA was sitting shotgun in her mothers Eagle Summit Hatchback, driving down West Avenue or detouring the back streets as the sounds of The Funkadelics, R. Kelly, Parliament, Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan and Keith Sweat, resonated through her ears.
Fast forward over a decade, and Richelle L. Brown’s introduction song, “Swagga Black Country Queen” was a 2009 vivid snapshot of an everyday southern socialite lifestyle, where candy colored Chevy Dunks parade down Peachtree, hipsters dance on the bar at the Royal or congregate at MJQ, and ladies fashionably costumed sporting exclusive knee-hi Chuck Taylor’s under an 80’s vintage dress, showcasing what’s really meant by “country queen vintage exclusive”. Furthering her career since then, Ms. Brown has become a darling of College Radio, performed everywhere big and small (particularly showing out at several festivals,) & releasing standout projects, the latest being the über funky Cornbread, Richelle, and Me.
Drank and Dank caught up with the talented Richelle and chopped it up about, genre's, her rapping, creating her latest project, and more.