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Girl Please By Blu Cantrell #stepperssongoftheday As
she grew up in Providence, R.I., with her five siblings, Blu Cantrell
was toted from one jazz performance to another to watch her mother sing.
From that point forward, she knew what she wanted
to do, and began auditioning for vocal gigs and displaying her dynamic
alto at talent shows.
On a visit to Atlanta in 2000, Cantrell played her demo
tape for A&R executive Tab and producer C. Stewart (aka Tricky) of
RedZone Entertainment. They were so impressed that they immediately
provided studio work to the young singer, and she sang backgrounds for
artists including Gerald Levert, Faith Evans, Puff Daddy, and
Meanwhile, Cantrell began recording tracks for what would
ultimately become her first full-length album. Upon hearing the cut
"Till I'm Gone," L.A. Reid, the CEO and president of
Before the release of the full-length, the single "Hit 'Em
Up Style (Oops!)" occupied the number two position on the Hot 100 list.
The buzz was out and Cantrell was invited to perform on
national television programs. Her full-length debut, 2001's So Blu,
reached the Top Ten on the album charts. Her next record, 2003's
Bittersweet, didn't perform as well on the charts but did earn Cantrell
a Grammy nomination for best R&B album. More Below
The song "Girl Please" was Never officially released but did appear on a mixtape "L.A. to L.O." It samples
Snoop Dogg's "Bitch Please." It saw
some popularity on the dance floor at Chicago steppers sets but never
caught on nationally. Some people said the song was a diss aimed at
In 2007, Cantrell starred alongside LisaRaye and Kenya Moore in the
musical stage play Gossip, Lies and Secrets. Tour dates ran from
September 27, 2007 until November 25, 2007.
In 2008, Cantrell appeared in NBC's Celebrity Circus. The first episode
aired with a ninety-minute kick-off special on June 11, but Cantrell was
eliminated in the second week, June 18, 2008. This made her the first
Celebrity to be eliminated from the show. However, she returned for the
final episode to perform her single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"
Colin Main, a music producer, composer, and recording engineer, was, as
of the last days of July 2011, the only producer to announce that he was
working on new music with Cantrell.
Several previously unheard clips could subsequently be found on Main's
Official YouTube account. Among these were "My World" and "Secret in My
Pocket." As of July 2011, it has not been confirmed if these tracks
would appear on Cantrell's forthcoming album.
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