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Cherokee | “Soul Parade” | Official release

Official copies of Cherokee’s unreleased, and rare as hens teeth second album “Soul Parade”  just appeared on Ebay with a limited run for sale.

The project from 2001 which also includes industry heavyweights such as Bilal, Jill Scott, Andre 3000 and Musiq Soulchild was to be the record to catapult her into superstardom (following her “I Love You…Me” debut) but complications meant she was unable to get it into stores due to the division of RCA responsible for the release folding, and with later attempts to put the album out through Arista Records also failing it was eventually shelved.

Almost ten years later and tired of seeing dodgy unofficial bootlegs for sale, Cherokee decided to release the album officially herself fulfilling a promise to her fans. I think it goes without saying you’re in for one hell of a treat here, and strongly advise you to pick up a copy of the limited run while stocks last  First come, first served! (U.S only)

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Anthony Hamilton – So In Love With You. (Select Curtis Re-Edit)
Mary J Blige – Come Go With Me. (Unreleased)
Alicia Keys- Feelin U. (Freddie Joachim Remix)
Cherokee – So Suga Street.
Erykah Badu – Annie Don’t Wear No Panties. (Live)
Chris Rouse – Meant 4 Me.
Ebrahim – Undeniable Question.
Chris Turner – Liquid Love.
Kindred The Family Soul – You Got Love. Ft Snoop Dogg
Raphael Saadiq – Good Man.
Tenisha – This Is Not Love.
Slakah TheBeatchild – Down
Slakah TheBeatchild – This Beautiful Feeling Ft Ebrahim.
DJ Quik – Luv Of My Life Ft Gift Reynolds.
Big Daddy Kane – The Lover In You. (Mr Cee’s Remix)
Jody Watley – Off The Hook Ft Rakim (D-Dot Remix)
*Featured album. Anthony David – As Above, So Below
Anthony David – Getaround.
Anthony David – Keep You Around.
Anthony David – Let Me In.
Darien – Saturday.
Wayne Wade – Comin To Get You (Dub)
Wayne Wade – Comin To Get You
Lloyd Tyrell – Lets Get It On (Dub version)
Marvin Vs Wajeed – Intro.
Marvin Gaye – Where Are We Goin.
Reel People – Ft Tony Momrelle – Tell Me Why.
Tassel & Naturel – Food For Thought.
Dexter Myers – Super Star (Divo Mix)
Zhane – Saturday Night.
Meagan McNeal – Blue.
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J.Branch – Let You Go.
Twin Spirit – Little Brother.
Lloyd Banks – I Don’t Deserve.
Mary J Blige – Come Go With Me.
Tenisha – Good To Me.
Tenisha – This Is Not Love.
Lisa Banton – How Many.
Louise Golbey – Same old Same Old.
DJ Quik – Luv Of My Life Ft Gift Renolds.
Jaguar Wright – One More Drink.
Juliette – Snips from UTurn upcoming album.
SolSatarr – Give It To U.
Terrard Robinson – I Feel For You.
Rhonda Thomas – The Light. (Remix 1.5)
Manny Moscow – Sparks Of Light.
Cherokee – Star.
Dezaray Dawn – Chameleon. (Eleonora Stillnova Remix)
Innosphere – Run To The Sun. (Extended Mix)
M3NSA – No One Knows. (version)
Stephen Marley – Jah Army Ft Damien Marley.
Jon Pecos – Be Proud Of Yourself.
Anthony Hamilton – Shame How They Play. (Tropical mix)
Big Youth – What’s Goin On.
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t That Pecular. (Soul P & Neil Tomo’s Summer Madness Mix)
The Real Jay Mills – Love Theropy.
Mock Quintet Ft Danny Cao – Boisa De Peritto.
TiRon x jonesin – Boys & Girls.
Carmen Liana – Who I Am.
Choklate – The Tea Ft Reel People.
J Rawls – Bailar.
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SoulTronics Ft D’Angelo – Brown Sugar.
Rhonda Thomas – The Light (Remix 1.5)
Angie Stone – Life Story. (Jazz Hop Mix)
Juliette – I Can’t Deny.
TiRon x Jonesin – Boys & Girls.
Lloyd Banks – I Don’t Deserve.
Tenisha – This Is Not Love.
Rhian Benson – Say How I Feel (Slum Village Remix Ft Dwele)
Cherokee – So Suga Street.
Opaz – Oh My Goodness Anutha Dope Jam. Club Mix
Lizz Fields – I Gotta Go (She Quit)
Kice Of Course – Everything.
Chadlee – Starrlite.
*Featured album. Michaux Ssoul – What’s Goin On…Still
Michaux Ssoul – Do You Want To Know.
Michaux Ssoul – What’s Happening Brother.
Michaux Ssoul – Mercy Mercy Me.
J Branch – Cry.
Cherokee – A Woman Knows.
Cherokee – Star.
J Branch – Can’t Hurt Me
Yasuko Agawa – L.A Nights
Soul Galaktik – Mr Blue Black Ft Jessica Custer
M3NSA – No One Knows.
Yardboy – Hit The Chalice.
Stephen Marley – Jah Army Ft Damien Marley.
Rhian Benson – Better Without You.
Amina Bryant – Jimmy.
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DJ Jazzy Jeff Ft Raheem Devaughn – for Da Love Of the Game.
AKA Subliminal Ft Manny Moscow – Something Im Into.
Asheru Ft Talib Kweli – Mood Swings (Remix)
Cherokee – So Suga Street.
Rhian Benson – Say How I Feel. (Slum Village Remix Ft Dwele)
Busta Rhymes ft Zane – It’s A Party. (The Umnah Remix)
Jill Scott – Whatever. (Notes Remix)
Horace Brown Ft Mr Cheeks – Friday Night.
Chadlee – Starrlite.
La Melodia – Choice You Make. Ft Mellish.
J Branch – Cry.
Cherokee – A Woman Knows.
Cherokee – Star.
J Branch – Can’t Hurt Me.
Ursula Rucker – Seven. Dr Rocket Remix
Terrard Robinson – Slow Groove.
Loose Ends – Feel the Vibe.
J Branch – watching Me.
Aaries – Don’t Give It Up.
Cherokee – Runaway.
David Anthony Ft Algebra – 4Evermore.
Reel People – Star Ft Tony Momrelle.
Reel People – Love It Ft BSTC.
Faith Evans Ft Redman – Party.
Reel People – The Tea Ft Choklate.
JJ Cale – Cocaine. (Hansi Edit)
Faith Evans – Back To Love.
Rhonda Thomas – The Light. (Remix 1.5)
Vula – Crash Da Party.
Juliette – I Can’t Deny.
Truce – Celebration Of life. (Bounce Rock Remix)
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Born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, Cherokee knew from a very early age that music was a part of every fiber of her being. With a natural affinity for creating and playing music, she began writing poetry and implementing melodies at the early age of 10. And by the age of 13 – aided by a very patient mother who allowed the kids to play loud music in the house – Cherokee had formed her first band, which played a lot of R&B and soul music. By 16 years of age she did a duet and was signed to Morgan Creek Records. But, it certainly didn’t stop there.
Always wanting to take her love of music to the next level, Cherokee moved to Los Angeles where she signed on with manager Herb Trawick, who also managed Brian McKnight at the time. He took his artist to RCA in 1999 and landed a production deal. Cherokee was truly on her way to stardom.

Shortly thereafter, her debut album “I Love You…Me” hit the mass market and she was performing on hit shows such as “Soul Train” and “Motown Live.” The mainstream media took notice and she was featured in Rolling Stone, Jet, Vogue, Esquire, Billboard, the New York Times and many other enormous media outlets. She was also featured in a large ad campaign for the popular clothing outlet the Gap, which saw her plastered on billboards across nearly a dozen states.

Her highly anticipated follow up record, “Soul Parade” had her working with a myriad of industry heavyweights including Outkast, Bilal, Jill Scott, Rasaan Patterson, Anthony Hamilton, Floetry and Musiq. This was going to be the record to catapult her into superstardom.
But, Cherokee was never able to release the album, which featured “Nectarine,” a song she performed with Andre 3000 of Outkast (the video is still on YouTube). Despite the desire of consumers to hear the follow up to “I Love You…Me,” the division of RCA responsible for releasing the album ended up folding. She teamed up with L.A. Reid to complete the project and push the album through Arista Records. But, when that didn’t work out, the completed album was never released.

Growing tired of the music business and the grind that goes along with it, Cherokee decided to take some time off. She married Grammy Award-winning mix engineer Neal Pogue and gave birth to her daughter Dream. She was determined to focus her time on her family and did so for about six years. But of course, she couldn’t put music down forever. She started using social media outlets such as to connect with her audience to get a feel for their interest in a new Cherokee album. What she found was that there was definitely interest. A lot of interest. She delved back into her passion and has been writing and recording demos, as well as playing local venues such as the Temple Bar.

With many urging her to get back into the studio and record her next album, she wants the music world to know that Cherokee is coming back. And soon. Her goal is to push her current EP from 2010! Check out her website  and grab some free downloads, follow her on facebook and become a fan!

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