Kelela tames the mammoth beats she sings over with her powerful vocals. The promising artist has put together a set of high energy, soul-induced pop for our listening pleasure with her mixtape Cut 4 Me. Kingdom, Girl Unit, Bok Bok and MORRI$ are a few of the producers Kelela pulled from for her project, using their sounds to create something unexpected and exciting. The singer told RookieMag the following about the project:
When I heard Girl Unit and Bok Bok [two producers on Cut 4 Me] for the first time, I was losing my mind. I was just floored. I was like, This is the production of my goddamn dreams. So I just started writing, by myself in my room. I just did a set with Bok Bok on NTS Radio; he came through on his bike with a few records and boom, it was right. I will work with all of these producers for all of my life. This mixtape is the first time I was ever able to say exactly what I meant to say. It’s a statement.