KID SISTER SIGNS TO DOWNTOWN RECORDS!
Appearing this Thursday, February 28th on Spankin’ New Ladies Week on MTV’s TRL
Currently an mtvU Freshman Five artist and will be performing on mtvU’s Sping Break
After months of courting by major labels and speculation from fans and press, Kid Sister has decided to release her full-length debut “KoKo B. Ware” with Downtown Records/Fool’s Gold. The highly anticipated album will be out in summer 2008.
Kid Sister – the girl known as Melisa Young to her mother – has had quite a year leading up to her recent signing. Her inimitable flow and bold personality have already garnered the attention of media heavyweights like Rolling Stone, The New York Times, XXL, Spin, Blender, and Billboard, and even landed her on the cover of URB’s “Next 1000” issue.
“Kid Sister is one of the most exciting new voices in music today and we are thrilled to welcome her to Downtown. She is a true artist with a vision, sound and style all her own, and we look forward to tremendous success together”. -Josh Deutsch of Downtown Records Chairman/CEO of Downtown Records
“Their roster is impeccable and the attitude at the company is so relaxed and cool. I don’t wanna call them an indie and definitely
won’t call them a major but still they’ve got some serious muscle. They’re just that rare, perfect fit you always dream about… like a fancy pair of jeans! ” -Kid Sister
Before she even dropped her first single, Kid Sister had played SXSW, Coachella, the Pitchfork Festival and Lollapalooza. She has shared stages with the likes of Kanye West, Akon, Chromeo, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, and fellow Chicago up-and-comers The Cool Kids.
Kanye decided he liked Kid Sister’s A-Trak produced anthem “Pro Nails” so much that he rhymed over it on his smash “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” mixtape. Rookie-of-the-year indie label Fool’s Gold released the remix as an official single and commissioned a creative, self-financed video (complete with dancing fingers and a prominent Kanye cameo!) that caused an internet commotion everywhere from the XXL blog to Perezhilton.com, and even broke its way into MTV and BET rotation.
Fashion notables have also taken an early notice of Kid Sister’s signature style. Marc Jacobs featured her single “Control” in his Spring 2008 fashion week show, WWD ran an early profile on her, and designer Erin Fetherston has plans to not only dress Kid Sister, but also collaborate with her in the near future.
With the Fool’s Gold family on board as the creative team for “KoKo B. Ware” -there’s no denying that Kid Sister’s Downtown debut will be one of the most exciting releases of the year. Kid Sis is still taking this!
“Updating L’Trimm’s old-school style for post-Lil’ Kim times, this tiny diva spins Eighties-inspired rhymes about Baby Phat and guys who won’t quit calling.” – ROLLING STONE
“Brilliant electro tech-rap that sounds like it’s rocking the best party ever.” -DAZED AND CONFUSED
“Thank god: another female MC.” -BILLBOARD
“what unites them is their fresh, left-of-center enthusiasm; their bold attitudes; and an expansive approach to female sexuality.” -THE NEW YORK TIMES on Kid Sister and two others in an article on the new breed of female rappers.
“Kid Sister is as cool as ice cream on a summer day, as sexy as she wants to be.” -BLACK BEAT
About Downtown Music
Downtown Records is an independent record label and music publishing company formed in 2006. The company’s roster includes Grammy winners Gnarls Barkley, Cold War Kids, Mos Def, Spank Rock, Justice, Eagles of Death Metal, Santogold, Art Brut, Amanda Blank and others. Downtown Music Publishing owns or controls over 1,500 titles recorded by artists including Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Hannah Montana’s Miley Cyrus and the cast of High School Musical 2. The company also represents writer/artists signed to Downtown Records such as Cold War Kids, Spank Rock, Santogold, Amanda Blank, Mos Def, Carla Bruni and Kevin Michael. Downtown is also a joint venture partner in RCRD LBL, an online, totally ad-supported digital music label which will offer free downloads in a blog format.