Re:Generation: OMG Michelle
By Out.com Editors
Don�t let the confrontational tone of OMG Michelle�s single �You Don�t Know Michelle� fool you. For all their talk of �pullin� hair,� �poppin� nails,� and �douche-made haters,� the five-woman lesbian hip-hop outfit�who collaborate with gay producer DJ Kingdom -- are actually an affable bunch, calling for love, tolerance, and a crunk-flavored revival of New York City�s flagging dance scene. Member Alisa Michelle (a.k.a. Christmas) says she asked her brother to incorporate inspiring �hippy shit� into the song, which quickly attracted online buzz last year. �There is an element of hating on people, but also of being together, like we all love each other,� she explains. �We want that to be the message, above all the other bullshit.�
OMG Michelle -- which includes Brooklynites Alisa, Chaydha (a.k.a. Lil' Man), Helen, Melanie (a.k.a. Cocoa Slim), and Tami (a.k.a. Africa) -- began as tight-knit dinner party clan before they caught wind of Kingdom�s first mix tape and recruited him to whip up some beats they could rap over. Their first track, the insanely catchy �You Don�t Know Michelle,� was recorded at Kingdom�s apartment in one night. And though Melanie says one of her goals is to have �a bomb music video,� it seems the club-bangers have already achieved it with their clip for the song, a hysterical montage of Full House clips featuring TV toddler Michelle Tanner (played by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), who, with the help of low-budget computer effects, repeatedly mouths the chorus, �Bitch, you don�t know Michelle.�
The group is currently at work on their upcoming album, a mix of �90s rap, electro, R&B, dancehall, house, and club.
READER COMMENTS (
- The pill Truvada can prevent HIV: So why are so few gay men taking it?
- EastSiders Web Series Lands A Satellite Award Nomination
- Open Letter: Greg Louganis Congratulates Tom Daley For Coming Out
- Croatia Proves Why It Has The Hottest Men's Water Polo Team
- Gay Men's Chorus Performs Parody of Joe Boxer Christmas Ad
- Josh Hutcherson says: best thing for his 'Hunger Games' character might be a threesome