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Industry's down think I've died and I've flown away
December 18, 2009 6:46 PM   Subscribe

Shareese Renée Ballard, or Res, put out an album in 2001 titled How I Do. Santi White, a.k.a. Santigold (formerly Santogold) helped out with the lyrics. A mix of R&B and rock, How I Do scored one hit single, "They Say Vision". Label politics stalled the release of her second album, so Res was let go from her contract. After touring with Gnarls Barkley and forming Idle Warship with Talib Kweli, Res continued to write and record. Putting together new songs with material from her unreleased album, she posted Black.Girls.Rock! on her website for free. (MP3 ZIP, PDF Booklet.)

Video for "There's No Way" (Higher quality QuickTime version)
posted by NemesisVex (7 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, just was sorting through old mix CDs a few months ago, found one from 2001 with that song and googled to try to see what she was up to and didn't find much. Glad to see she is making a new record!
posted by melissam at 7:01 PM on December 18, 2009


The background makes a good story, but I just downloaded the album you linked to and it sounds like boring standard radio rock
posted by gonna get a dog at 8:44 PM on December 18, 2009


I bought How I Do on the strength of Golden Boys. Glad to see she's still at it.
posted by Monsters at 9:17 PM on December 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thank you!
posted by yeloson at 12:39 AM on December 19, 2009


I really enjoyed "Steady"(SLYT), though I doubt it'll hit official release.
posted by yeloson at 12:49 AM on December 19, 2009


also holy shit Santigold is amazing
posted by Monsters at 12:52 AM on December 19, 2009


Oh Yeah! I remember Res. Awesome, thanks.
posted by xorry at 6:25 AM on December 19, 2009


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