Hot Girl History: Kelis
This is the first Hot Girl History Episode of Season 3 and I wanted to open up by looking in depth at an artist who arrived on the scene with one of the loudest and most unconventional hits I can think of. Since her debut single she’s spent more than 20years at the top of the game, consistently pushing music forwards and defying expectations of what it means to be a black female artist.
Her first album was exclusively produced by The Neptunes, and since then she’s put out a new album every 3-4years. I’m talking about Kelis. She’s a creator and a professional. An artist who did not ever conform to the popstar ideal, was and still is very much her own person, causing much confusion and a little infamy. She’s almost like an indie star who made it mainstream and made indie weirdness cool.
Kelis is evidence that you can be a marketing nightmare and still be very successful. i-D magazine recently described her as “perpetually misunderstood”, and I’m hoping over the next 15mins you’ll start to understand her perhaps a little better.
Today’s artist is Kelis, and this episode will explore what she taught me about expression.
Twitter - @Kelis
Instagram - @Kelis
Twitter - @lexonthedecks
Instagram - @lexonthedecks
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.