Mississippi Chanteuse Channels 90s R&B In New Mixtape
Rising R&B singer JPride pays tribute to the 90s R&B she grew up to with her new mixtape, “December 1st.”
The singer, who hails from Jackson, Miss., sings about love, heartache and her own experience in relationships on the mixtape, which we’re premiering exclusively.
JPride said there favorite song on the mixtape is “Let Me In,” which she said touches on the need for more love in today’s society.
“When you hear it, it kind of hits home,” she told BOSSIP. “We need a lot of love in the world. It came from stuff I was going through at the time. It’s like the way that the world is set up, there’s not a lot of love going around. Plus the vocal arrangement is crazy!”
Originally from Detroit, JPride grew up singing in the church and knew from an early age that she wanted to sing full time. Despite a four-year hiatus from the game – where she worked as a hair stylist to raise money to sing – she said she hopes that her music and her story will inspire others to go for their own goals in life.
“I’m a girl who decided to go for it,” the pretty brunette said. “The struggle is real…I got out of the mud and I want everyone to know that you can’t give up on your dreams. It’s a grind and you’ve got to stick with it.”