K. Michelle represents hard for women in music, and even harder for authenticity within it, but she goes the hardest for her home city. The More Issues Than Vogue singer loves to put her city, Memphis, on the map in everything she does, whether it’s with a lyric or a full tribute track. There have been a few times that K. made sure that Memphis got some extra love, and we decided to prove why she goes harder for her city than your favorite rappers.
She killed her tribute to the city on Yo Gotti’s album
On the introductory track of Yo Gotti’s recent album, K. Michelle sang on the record’s hook, “Oh Memphis, oh Tennessee/No other place will be home for me ever/All the people, all the struggle/In a world full of fakes my city make me a real hustler/True hustler.” It was the perfect taste of giving us the best of the city, as well as its ugly side.
She made sure everyone knew where she was from on her first mixtape
There may never be a better line to represent K. Michelle’s music than the opening line to her record “Met Yo Match.” As the song starts, you can hear, “I’m a pimp, shawty, plus I’m from the M, shawty,” being repeated in the background. You better let us know, K.
The city inspired her to record a country song
On her most recent album released this year, K. decided to dive into her musical roots by doing a country-inspired song called “If It Ain’t Love.” The record comes from K. being raised on country music growing up, and she even claimed that it would be a hit if she were white.