"Her sound blends neo-soul, R&B, electronica and hip-hop, while her lyrics are a melodic, percussive flow of confession, compassion and prevailing positivity." ”

Detroit Free Press, August 2016

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Shimei Empress is a Kenyan-born and Texas-based rapper-singer who began her music career in Nairobi  in 2005, and moved to metro Detroit around 2012 for graduate school (Eastern Michigan University). Detroit Free Press named Shimei among the top ten artists at Arts Beats & Eats in Michigan. Her sound blends neo-soul, R&B, electronica and hip-hop, while her lyrics are a melodic, percussive flow of confession, compassion and prevailing positivity. Her EP, "Untethered Soul," will be released this fall; it’s her first full recording in English, which is actually her fourth language. She is intent on continuing to splice a diverse range of sounds and styles into her energetic rap, while incorporating a blend of the languages she speaks.

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Detroit Free Press
-Named one of top 10 local music acts at Arts Beats & Eats (August 2016 

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Interview and music review (April, 2016)

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