Friday, September 22, 2017

Charmagne: Cafe On Magne (Prophet Records, 2000)

Another lucky find while online crate digging, the full-length album from Charmagne whose only single is posted here. It was an obscure but great find from my co-contributor Stuaaart and after some digging about online I realized that the artist was none other than Charmagne Tripp, better known to some for her feature on Eminem's 2009 song We Made You. Her single was released in 1998 but the above album came two years later and is a blend of jazzy and  late 90s mellow R&B with smooth, silky vocals 💯👌. It is a good compliment to her 2004 album Purpose, which can be found on CDBaby, and similarities can be drawn to Chanté Moore and another indie artist featured here Tracey McLiechey.

Tripp hails from Hartford, Connecticut.   

Heaven 4:06
I'm Comin Over 4:21
Will You 4:46
Don't Just Walk Away 4:10
Are You Sure 4:58
Can't Play Me 4:10
R U Ready 4:15
What Would She Do 5:36
Are You Sure (3D Remix) 4:55