Friday, May 30, 2008

Soul Fixin'

Chapter 4: Labor PainsBack in 2001, the R. Kelly penned song 'I Am Your Woman', was a staple on urban radio. The song reminded me of the Shirley Brown classic 'Woman To Woman.' I knew the woman singing the song would be around for a long time. Syleena Johnson, the youngest daughter of blues legend Syl Johnson, was that woman. One of R&B's most underrated vocalists, Syleena Johnson has released 3 studio albums, Chapter 1: Love, Pain, and Forgiveness, Chapter 2: The Voice, and Chapter 3: The Flesh.Since parting ways with Jive Records, Syleena has started her own record label, Annelys Records, and is busy putting the finishing touches on her latest album, Chapter 4: Labor Pains.The album includes a collaboration with Chicago rapper Teefa. Shawna is working on a rhyme for a track titled 'Maury Povich.' Syleena has also reached out to Twista, Dave Hollister and Kayne West. Chapter 4: Labor Pains is due in stores September 2, which also happens to be Syleena's birthday.