“Perfectly Imperfect” Debut Album From Elle Varner Is A Game Changer

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 “Growing up in the studio was absolutely normal for me, but looking back, I realize that it’s not a very common environment for a kid,” Elle says.

With the release of her debut album, Perfectly Imperfect (MBK Entertainment/RCA Records), which she wrote and co-produced, it’s evident that her early experiences have served her well. Crafting the album also proved to be a full-circle moment for the 22-year-old singer/songwriter as she enlisted the help of her parents – Jimmy Varner and Mikelyn Roderick – both of whom contributed their production and vocal arrangement talents and pushed Elle toward, and beyond, the bounds of her creativity. When asked to describe her feelings about the finished product, Elle takes a moment to ponder the question.

“I can honestly say that I’m in love with every song on this album,” she says, matter-of-factly.

Leading the 12-song set is the flirty, funky single, “Only Wanna Give It To You,” produced by Pop & Oak and featuring J. Cole.

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The New Princess of Reggae

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With so much talent coming out of Jamaica everyday it is the hardest thing to burst through the pack and attain superstardom in the reggae music business.  The small island nation of Jamaica produces the most music per capita in the world each year.  Shocking statistic – I know.  I have to do my part in highlighting that which I consider to be exceptional talent.  Introducing a new artist by the name of Cen’ C Love

The daughter of Bunny Wailer, the living legend and original band member of Bob Marley and the Wailers, Cen’C comes from a long legacy and musical tradition, but is a star in her own rights.  I first heard her in the studio in Atlanta and was instantly captivated by her skills on the guitar, combined with melodious vocals, and wholesome lyrics.  Her debut single “A Little More Time” is now receiving air-play in Jamaica and around the world.  Cen C Love was recently featured in Suzie Q’s new artist spotlight on ReggaeTopTen.com where you can also view and VOTE FOR the “A Little More Time” music video.  Check out this future reggae idol – Memba me tell you!