Mary J. Blige was seen recently making her rounds in NYC clubs to push new artist, Starshell, who is signed to Blige’s Matriarch Records. According to Page Six, they made some club rounds and introduced Starshell’s new single, “Superlova.”
Exactly, who is Starshell? In the spring of 2008, Starshell (then 19 yrs old), was introduced by a friend to Kendu Isaacs, TK of Matriarch Records and Mary J. Blige’s husband.
“I fell in love with her passion and drive,” Kendu says. “I could hear what she was trying to do on her demo. I saw past the raw vocals and production. I was impressed that she did it all on her own. So I asked her if she was signed to a production company or a record label. She said, ‘no.’ I immediately told Mary.”
Days later, Starshell was in a studio with Mary and Kendu. Marsha Ambrosius of British R&B duo Floetry was there, too. The three women bonded, carrying on like old friends. An impromptu writing session ensued. A couple months later, Starshell signed with Matriarch, which then signed a promotion and distribution deal with Geffen for its new artist. Visit Starshell’s web site or follow her via twitter. ***Her photo sorta reminds me of Beyonce meets Teyana Taylor.