Born & Raised
Vinyl LP Record [2LP]
In South African, the name Denalane means shining star and serves as the driving force behind Born & Raised, the sophomore LP from Germany's Joy Denalane. As the follow-up to her German-only debut, Mamani, Joy sets her sites internationally and the result is "Born & Raised", a timeless mélange of late sixties soul, contemporary Hip Hop/R&B, Gospel, and heartfelt ballads. The songs were recorded in Philadelphia and feature musical contributions from husband/producer Max Herre, Raekwon of the Wu Tang Clan (Heaven or Hell), Lupe Fiasco (Change), James Poyser, Larry Gold, producers No ID (Common) and Jake One (De La Soul, G Unit).