After a three-year hiatus, Kid Sister (Melisa Young) has emerged with a dramatic new mixtape. In 2011, she was one of the leading hybrid artists in the club, working with Kanye, A-Trak, Tittsworth and several others. Her career was soaring. Then the party slowed. The releases stopped. And Kid Sister seemed to fade away. Now she's back with life-changing story.
At first-listen, DUSK2DAWN: The Diary of Jane Jupiter is the same club-rap you knew before - booming bass, confident rhymes and one wild track after the next. But then in a sobering flash there’s a change. It’s revealed that beneath the glitz and glamor of Kid Sister’s “Pro Nails” exterior is a person that would be unrecognizable to the club crowd she’d previously amassed. This person is Jane Jupiter. “I need another plan, ‘cause this one’s not working” she admits in the moment. And the new persona is enlightening in every sense of the word.
Describing the struggle behind the release she says; “It was terrifying…and I almost didn’t make it. But somehow I kept going.”
DUSK2DAWN should be viewed as more of a revelation than mixtape, - an uplifting story through music that should be followed for its 30-minute entirety. “[It] really changed way I think about myself and my place in music and in the world. I hope it touches you in the same way it did me… and that if it does, you share it with someone you love.” Download and share for free above.