Wednesday, 30 May 2012
ONE TO RECORD: KRIS STEPHENS
When Kris Stephens sings "I'm the most beautiful girl in the world" on R&B general Tank's sensational single 'Compliments' she may not be wrong. The beautiful singer is simply stunning but much more than that too. Part Olivia Munn lookalike, but all her own woman in her own right, Stephens is the new singer/songwriter to look out for. Tank's new artist and protegee, blessed his 'Compliments' single with a praise worthy hook so much that there was already a buzz about her and Tank's latest album ('This Is How I Feel') last year when this single was first released to much hype.
Now with a T.I. remix heating up the charts, a recently released video has really debuted the beautiful Stephens onto the scene. Showing style and swagger on the video, laughing and joking sitting with Tank's and draping her fingers across the 'King Of The South' T.I'.s shoulders Kris is owning the camera lens with every wink and look. Charisma hasn't been this cool since T.I. cleaned his sunglasses on Destiny Child's 'Solider' video or popped rubberbands with a model on Justin Timberlake's 'My Love'. Now we could be looking at the next star of R&B. Even though Tank's blowing up even more, he better watch out. He may have some competition as well as help.
It's all good however as this will be exactly what the general wants as his new artist looks to explode onto the scene out of nowhere like Sklyar Grey did when she assisted Dr. Dre ('I Need A Doctor') and Diddy Dirty Money ('Coming Home') amongst others. Just check out her over one minute, incredible interlude before the 'Compliments' album track on Tank's 'This Is How I Feel' as she gets to showcase all her vocal talent independently. You can expect to hear more Stephens song features and credits (perhaps on future Tank projects and maybe his TGT collective with legends Tyrese and Ginuwine) throughout the industry. "Basically we just tryin to sell the right thing back into the universe man, appreciating woman, lettin them know they are beautiful," Tank told press at the video shoot. We and Kris Stephens couldn't agree more. This talented singer/songwriter is about to make noise from the studios to the radio plays. She's worthy of all praises and compliments. So let's pay them. We should make her feel like the best. TIM DAVID HARVEY.