bio frm HP.....
Instant Vintage. That's the title of Rapheal Saaddiq's first solo album. Instant. Vintage. Webster defines vintage as characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic. This phrase can accurately be applied to Porsche Smith's solo debut About Life.... Smith, a 21 year old California native, turns out a not so surprisingly vintage album from a surprisingly seasoned young artist. Although cut short at 11 tracks, ...Life feels strangely complete and fulfilling. Smith's smooth alto effortlessly rolls over above average instrumentation and production, courtesy of herself and Firstborn Productions, guiding the listener intimately through the details of love, religion, and family; intimtately through life. She displays a great feel for the art and her place. Where most young artists are still trying to find their identity in their music, Smith has settled nicely into hers; yet you get the feeling that she has held back and has more to give. It wont be long before she is mentioned among the great soul singers of her time. Only an instant.