OMG KIDS!!! The wait is OVER! Keke Palmer aka Keeks-Kekizzle-Kiznyee just released a brand new EP titled ‘Lauren’ and boy was it worth the wait.I fell in love with KeKe the first day she hit the silver screen back in 2005 starring along side Queen Latifah in Beauty Shop, but many know her better as the the spelling bee champ in Akeelah and the Bee starring Angela Basset and Lawrence Fishborne. It wasn’t until after the release of this film did I release that KeKe was more than an actress, but in fact, a singer as well. In 2013 “All My Girlz” was released as apart of the Akeelah and The Bee soundtrack and from that moment forward I knew this girl would be around for a LONG TIME.
Since the release of Akeelah and The Bee, Ms. Palmer released her Debut album, ‘So Uncool’ which was practically the soundtrack of my childhood, as well a starred in numerous movies and television programs, Such as her hit show True Jackson, VP, Madea’s Family Reunion, The Longshots and Joyful Noise.
Fast forwarding to 2016, Keke has been killing the TV game as Zay Day Williams, the former co-president of the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority on the hit show, Scream Queens which is now in its second season on FOX, as well as has been killing the music game with the musical gems she’s been dropping here and there, i.e. I Don’t Belong To You, Enemiez & Reverse Psychology.
The Kids have been waiting on a full body of work, and it’s finally here!
Lauren is unique in sound because it has all of the great qualities a R&B music fanatic loves. KeKe is obviously heavily inflenced by the 90’s because she embodies the vibe of one R&B’s greatest gifts, Brandy in so many ways. This influnece is most clear in ‘Doubtful‘ which showcases KeKe’s lower register as well as her keen ear for beautiful harmonies.
This project also showcases a side of KeKe that most haven’t seen, and thats Lauren, the 23 year old – TALK THAT ISH- BOSS. KeKe is definitely talking that talk in the up tempo banger ‘Got Me F****d Up‘ featuring Dreezy with lyrics like:
Had to put the B**tch N*gga in the Coola. Six grade teacher with the ruler, Young n*gga who you gassing? Didn’t know young Akeelah in the Bee could get nasty.
— Keke MF Palmer 👅 (@KekePalmer) October 31, 2016
Lauren doesn’t stop there, in my favorite track ‘Jealous‘ KeKe is letting all the haters know not to get it twisted. Don’t let the characters on Televisions fool you because this Chi-town, Southside, Mudville chick f*ck sh*t up!
I am in awe at KeKe’s growth as a singer and songerwriter. I am in LOVE with this project and I can’t wait to see the visuals, which I know are on the way really soon. KeKe is ending out 2016 strong I can’t wait to see what great things she has coming up next, including the Release of her directorial debut ‘Pimp’ and her project Ganjapreneurs.
Click HERE to BUY Lauren Now on iTunes!
Until next time, Love you Keeks ❤