It has been 8 years now since AaliyahBaby GirlHaughton left this world. She was one of the most talented young Black women of her time and not only a singer but an actress in the making. Aaliyah left physically but has forever soared in our hearts. She continues to live through projects such Aaliyah Revisted, courtesy of UK e-zine Soul Culture. The 8 song compilation consists of remakes of Aaliyah’s “Are U That Somebody“, “If Your Girl Only Knew“, and “Rock The Boat“, to name a few. The compilation also, consists of some very prominent and talented artists such as UK’s own Tawiah, Jonas, Sy Smith, Jesse Boykins III, Black Einstein,Baby Sol, Vula, Nikko Gray, Marsha Ambrosius (also from UK), and producer AFTA-1. Lucky for you, Soul Culture has is for free download for your enjoyment and to celebrate an unforgettable Angel.

“Rock the Boat” feat. Vula

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Foreign Exchange: TAWIAH

April 29, 2009

Over the years, Europe has produced some of the most talented artists. When you think of Europe soul, you think instantly of Soul II Soul,Heatwave,and Amy Winehouse; to name a few. However, when I think of an inspiring act from the soul genre to follow from Europe, I think of Beverly Tawiah. She goes by the moniker TAWIAH and she is a dope singer hailing from London,UK. Tawiah is a very corky and interesting soul singer. She possesses so much soul yet her lyrics and music are fun. Although she is not well known in the States,Tawiah is no stranger to exposure and notoriety. She has worked and performed with big names in the UK such as producer Mark Ronson and Mark De Clive-Lowe. Tawiah gives praises to her inspirations such Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, and Erykah Badu. The 20 something year old singer/songwriter released her Ep In Jodi’s Bedroom and has turned heads in the underground and is a must have. With comical and Cameo sounding songs like “Another One” and the electro-soul sounding “Broken Hearted“, you’d wish this six song EP wouldn’t leave you hanging. I’m sure there is an album in the making. For now, we’ll just have to chill and enjoy the rhythm’s and sounds of what’s offered.

Listen to TAWIAH music here