In an industry full of estrogen that think or are told that they can really sing, Valholla’s Kirby Maurier really can. She catapulted onto people’s radars when WorldStarHipHop featured her singing Beyonce’s “Halo” a capella back in 2009. The Fader also featured one of my favorite songs from her, “You” on their site. (I AM STILL WAITING TO SEE THAT KIRBY MAURIER VIDEO FOR “YOU”, VINCE! DON’T DEPRIVE ME OF IT ANY LONGER, DAMMIT. LOL.)
This year she released a 90s hip hop infused EP, ‘Class of 96’, which was rated one of LiveMixtapes highest from an independent R&B artist in 2012. Here’s a track from that EP called “Kiss Kiss”, which uses Lil KIm’s classic instrumental for “Crush On You”. Lil Kim would be proud if her ears got wind of this flip. The visual for it is on the way. She’s prepping for a new year and a brand new project. Of course, I got you when that drops.