Kelis paid producers food for Flesh Tone

Posted on 20 July 2010
By Norman Parker
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Kelis has revealed that she offered to pay producers with home cooked meals for working on her new album Flesh Tone.

The Milkshake singer revealed that she did not have a record deal in place or the budget for the large scale crew needed to complete her ambitious project.

Kelis said: “[I told them], ‘I just graduated from culinary school and I’m cooking a lot and I’m pregnant. You can eat. I have a studio at my house’. That’s how my album got done.”

She added that the eclectic sounds on Flesh Tone are the result of the spontaneous process, fusing together pop, disco and R&B elements.

Kelis talks about the musical influences on the new EP saying, “It goes from Cher to Grace Jones and then great songwriting from Coko of SWV to En Vogue. I feel like I’m a little bit of all of them.”

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