Album:A Couple Friends
They may not be as well known as Neo Philly Soul acts like The Roots and Jill Scott. But if you're a fan of that kind of music, you're going to want to check out Kindred The Family Soul. Everybody's Hustling is from their brand new CD A Couple Friends. Kindred The Family Soul is the husband wife team of Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon. Both grew up in Philadelphia. Dantzler started out writing songs for Bell Biv Devoe. Aja was a backup singer. They met and married and Dantzler worked as an appliance salesman while the two worked local clubs. Jill Scott spotted them and took them to her label at the time Hidden Beach and they released their debut CD Surrender To Love in 2003. Kindred The Family Soul have had modest R & B chart success. They just haven't been able to break through to a larger audience. They recorded three albums for Hidden Beach. A Couple Friends is their second CD on Shanachie Records and it was released last month. They work with all the top producers in Philadelphia including Vidal Davis, Andre Harris and James Poyser. Kindred the Family Soul write all their own material. Everybody's Hustling was co-written and produced by Steve McKie who is the drummer for singer Vivian Green. Kindred The Family Soul are currently touring to promote their new CD. If you are a fan of Neo Philly Soul, they are a hidden gem worth checking out. Here's the video for Everybody's Hustling by Kindred The Family Soul.