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New Female R&B Artist from Detroit 2018 | Knobele’

There is finally a new female R&B recording artist on the rise. She goes by her inheritance name Knobele. I’ve been looking all over the internet trying to find who’s the next up and coming female R&B artist from Detroit and came up with nothing. I found this very interesting. Because as I’ve done a search for female rap artist from Detroit I came up with many, Kash Doll, Queen Monkeei a.k.a Beatrix Kiddo, Molly Brazy, Southwest Mook, Dej Loaf and many others. Now to me personally that’s scary. You see this is Motown. The birthplace of the original divas of the music industry. So many came from Detroit, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, CeCe Winans, The Clark Sisters and now nobody?

This seems very strange to me. So I ask the question does there even exist a female singer in Detroit? There is not a singer female artist with enough talent to be heard? Have they all vanished? Can no one sing? I was involved in a project where Holland Dozier Holland attempted to launch a new style Supremes.

This group was called Forshe’. I was the sole music producer with others adding their flavors such as Amp Fiddler, Keeny Flav, and a few others and Paul Hill was the sole producer of Forshe’s project. Everyone thought this would be the one, the next big thing coming from Detroit that was from a women’s point of musical viewpoint. But unfortunately, the girls all had different ideas in the direction they think they should have gone and ultimately everyone fell apart leaving yet another gaping whole yet to be filled by the next female somebody.


Well recently there has been quite a buzz roving around about this new female r&b artist from Detroit named Knobele’ and as thus far I’ve been hearing really good things about this artist. Her story reminds me very much of what I’ve been hearing about Eminem before he broke out on the scene. I’ve always heard about him and how great and talented he was, and that he was a young white male rapper, but no one has ever heard his music until of course, he clicked up with Dr. Dre’ and then we all understood why he was so talented.

Well so goes our new Detroit Diva Knobele’, so far we’ve never heard of her music, but we’ve been seeing her everywhere, which only raise anticipation and expectations on who and where is this person soon to rise and release us all of our void of beautiful soulful R&B bliss that we’ve all been deprived of for many years. I’ve done a search and all I could find was her logo, so I will continue to look for our very own Detroit made Knobele.



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Best New Female Rapper From Detroit | Queen Monkeei

Queen Monkeei | New Next Female Rap Artist From Detroit | “Bricks” Music Video 2018 “Beatrix Kiddo


When I first encountered Queen Monkeei, I was surprised when she told me she rapped. This was because her tone was soft, her persona was extremely mild. Like a calm and quieting brewing storm. And to me this is what completely separates Queen from the rest of Detroit’s female rap movement. She’s tough, as any other male or female born and raised in the D, but her tough was very different to me.

It’s like a Godfather tough. You can tell her intelligence in her manner as she speaks to you and how she respects and observe your space and position, as would the Godfather. The Godfather would always respect a man, just so long as this man like wise return the gesture. But we all know what happens if you turn on The GF.

I met The Queen of Detroit at an Open Mic on E. Warren at The Club Royalty. I asked her and her colleagues to participate in a commercial we was filming on behalf of Open Mic Nights “I Am Dope” presented by Flex Ya Skillz Ent. With his daughter Taij B. as a second host and headliner of the shows. Queen Monkeei’s vibe was as if she was just a fan, until she told me she was performing as well. But like all new comers she was one of the last to perform.

Most people were leaving, of course because most Detroiters miss supporting each other after they receive all the support they need. Anyway I decided to stay, and boy I’m glad I did. Her performance was shocking. Not to just me, but to the entire audience. Her humble appearance, and even the way she presented the song on stage was displayed in a way where she was not to sure if her performance was going to be good or not. But The Queen had as all psyched out!!!

What I loved about Queen Monkeei was her demeanor. She got this tough kid next door vibe that would never pick a fight or bully you, but if someone ever tried you she would bring that pit bull part of her out and respond accordingly. You’d never think she was tough on the outset, but her words, and the way she used them had so much passion, truth, grit, reality and pain behind it you felt it and you knew it was real. You find yourself feeling drawn to it because of the authenticity of it. It felt like you knew her your whole life, her bounce, her lingo, her slang, they way she says her rhymes with character, intrigue and authority.

Her choice of beats and production, the music she decided to rhyme to even compliments the whole creation.

Queen Monkeei’s creativity is through the roof. Coming from Detroit as a female rapper ain’t easy. You really gotta fight hard to win over the ears of a hardened city guy, but with her, it’s no effort. After her performance the crowd gave her a loud round of applause. Now keep in mind, this is Detroit, WE DON’T CARE ABOUT NOOOOOOBODY!!!! And yet, this mild manner, quiet toned round away girl, came, rocked, shook us woke and helped us to recognize, there’s truly a new and satisfying female rap artist on the rise from Detroit.

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The Hottest New Female Artist from Detroit 2018

The Hottest New Female Artist from Detroit 2018


Who’s The Hot New Female Artist from Detroit? We can all agree that Kash Doll, Taij B, Dej Loaf, Molly Brazy, Neisha Neshae, La’Britney and more has been doing things to bring attention to the female artist scene in Detroit. But there’s a new one on the rise, this one gives me chills though, (she’s different) VERY DIFFERENT!!!! Unlike anything I’ve ever seen, heard or felt since Michael Jackson was alive as King! To understand my fascination of this female, I have to first tell you the STORY OF HOW I DISCOVERED THIS FEMALE ICON NEW RECORDING ARTIST THEY CALL “KNOBELE'”.



The first encounter with this entity, and I say entity because I haven’t seen or heard this person yet. But I did see a graffiti tag. On the wall, it just read “I’m Knobele’, :-)” I thought it was interesting, with a little smiley face attached to the tag. I thought nothing of it, and went on about my day.

So what does this have to do with “The Hottest New Female Artist from Detroit 2018?” Just keep on reading. 🙂

A month later, I see this tag again, “I’m Knobele, :-)”…….then I thought to myself, “Deja vu”. Thought not much of it and went on about my day.

Then one hot day I decided to hang out with my female partner and we stopped at Mickey D’s to use the restroom for an emergency, the fries was smelling crazy, so I grabbed a small bag, ate it and walked out, I finished the fries before I left and went to throw away the bag and what I saw on the top of the can lid was a sticker, low and behold guess what it read “I’m Knobele'” no smiley face, but it was a sticker. I stopped in my tracks, with a confused type look on my face, I was thinking to myself confusingly…”I seen this before”. I asked my partner “Have you ever heard of Knobele’? She said what is it? I replied “I don’t know”, then I said “but it has to be a person, because I keep seeing the word, “I’m” in front of the name so I assume it’s a person. My partner replies, “sounds familiar” then shrugs. I threw away my fries and we headed out.

3 months later I went to The Bull Frog in Michigan to check out some local male and female rap artists talent. Detroit has come up, and has really polished up as far as having a much more professional sound. I was very impressed, but had to leave early as to complete some work at the studio. As I’m headed to the car I noticed 6 very attractive females passing out small flyers outside of the Bull Frog. What I found interesting is the fact that they were all dressed alike. They all had vixen model bodies…lol, and they all had on these very large wide brimmed Fedora hats covering their faces, so all you saw was the banging bodies in those body suits and the hats. It was fun and interesting to look at, because let’s just face it, who goes there anymore today, right? Now check this, they all were in sync, they all walked simultaneously to there cars and pulls off. I was thinking, “OK, that was interesting”. As I walks over to my car I’m noticing flyers all thrown about and spread out on the side walk, I walks to open my door to see one of the flyers stuck in my window near my door handle. I picks it up and on it was a Mardi Gras eye mask and a pair of Red Bottom Louboutins, but the flyer said nothing, no time, place, date, no club name, nothing, just the image, I found that peculiar, so before tossing it I turned it around, guess what words I saw? “I’m Knobele, wink, wink”. I said “Oh Hell Naw!!!”…lol…..

So you’re probably thinking what I’m thinking at this point, or a million other thoughts as well. I was fascinated! I was excited, and became very anxious about this Knobele’, because obviously, I want to know what the hell is this “Knobele'” thing or person or SOMETHING!!! I said to my self, these people or entity are either some advanced minded marketing gurus from another realm, or a bunch of psychopaths preparing us for some crazy ish to pop off.

So of course at this point, this person had me. I’m thinking to myself, obviously this person is a somebody, someone or something important. So I did what any other like minded millennial would do, I googled “Knobele”. And what I found was interested, the clues started to come together. But what was more fascinating to me is the fact that somehow, this person made me go out on a hunt, and not the other way around, well in a way I guess, but I still was more driven to seek them out because of the fascinating way they got into my subconscious.

First thing I saw was a Youtube video, entitled: “I’m Knobele”. I sat back in my studio chair like, “OMG!” I just sat there for like 7 minutes. Just staring. Thinking to myself, all this time, all this promotion, all that marketing got me right here at this very moment, what on earth can I expect to hear? Truth be told, I did not want to listen. I was so impressed with the campaign, I did not want to ruin the thrill of the chase. See I knew that if I listened to this song or watched a video and this “Knobele” did not deliver, then that would ruin EVERYTHING! So I was very hesitant. But of course, you know that curiosity always kills the cat, so, “click”, I clicked on the link, then “click” again, I clicked the youtube play button.

The video started.

But I heard nothing. I figured, it must be a delay, I still heard nothing, I thought to myself, maybe i didn’t hit play, or the computer locked up, so I went to hit play again, but noticed the video cursor play indicator was moving, I also noticed the timer was counting, at this point it was at 22 seconds. So I’m thinking to myself, WTF? So I reached to turn it off and I heard a sigh. My eyebrows frowned because now I’m not only confused, but a bit baffled. I’m thinking to myself, is this person breathing? I wanted to click stop, but something inside of me was locked, now I want to know “whats really really going on around here???” So I sat and just listened to the silence.

I slowly sat back in my chair. I then smiled. I said to myself with a subtle inside laughter “they’re good”, heh heh, okay they got me, they good…

Then unexpectedly I hear a females voice sigh, as if she was stressing, or crying or something, but it was an “oh well” sigh. Then for the first time in months I heard her voice. She said “I’m Knobele”.

Then I heard a very beautiful breathtaking acoustic guitar playing a chord progression I did not even know could exist. It had my mind, heart, soul and body in a trance. The chord progressions of the guitar melody resonated through my core as if it was the meaning of life. As if the progressions came from an unearthly entity…lol….I mean it was mesmerizing.

Knobele’s voice was traditional, decent, not over the top, but had a very down to earth girl next door vibe, but what captured my heart was not so much the sound of her voice, because there is many beautiful voice sounding artists, but it was literally her way with words. She knew exactly what to say that had me hypnotized and mesmerized. It resonated with my soul, that same way Stevie Wonder’s content resonated with the souls of back then. Something I have not felt in music for a very very long time. I understand that a lot of people can sing, but the right words can end a war.

When I listened to her sing, she said things that only my core could relate too, she broke through the protective custody of my ego. My ego did not understand the language of Knobele, only my core. This song was the best song I’ve heard in all my life. From that exact moment I became a lifetime loyal fan.

Now, here is the very sad update. The next day I went to listen to Knobele, and the song was gone. The site was gone, The page was gone. Once again, I said to myself, WTF is going on?

I’m currently looking for Knobele. A female artist that right now I consider to be the next best top female artist from Detroit. If you hear what I’ve heard, I’m sure you’d feel the same.

I don’t know or understand whats going on with Knobele’, but I do know that I’m sold, and I will do all I can to keep you in the loop of our very own new and upcoming female recording artist from Detroit, Knobele’.

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