Friday, January 18, 2019

Boo Boo Brown (AKA Divine Brown): Peak-A-Boo [EP] (DefTone Productions, 199x)

Known by many names not limited to Divine Brown and Divine Earth Essence, Brown (real name Michelle Brown) is a Juno-award winning vocalist from Toronto, Canada. I don't know when the above EP was recorded but probably mid-to-late 90s at the very least owing to the New Jack Swing influences on track 1 ("Sista Moon") and the quiet storm-infused soul of "Take Me With You." Her most notable song to date is 2005's "Old Skool Love" and a follow up "Twist My Hair" featured an early appearance from Drake. Prior to this, she was known as Divine Earth Essence and her songs mainly showed up on compilations related to now-defunct Canadian urban label BeatFactory. She also recorded a duet with Detroit vocalist Wade O Brown (no relation as far as I can tell) which appeared on his 2002 album "Complete."

Intro 0:13
Sista Moon 3:25
Your Words R' Like The Wind 2:55
Take Me With You 3:22
The Way Love Feels 3:35