What’s hotter than fire? It’s what comes out of Markesha aka Ke Turner’s arsenal of verbs, adjectives and nouns when she puts rhymes together.
And the Yolandas MC doesn’t just stop there, her timing, delivery and the texture of her voice leaves you thinking that you’ve arrived inside the metaverse.
Did you know it cost $55 million per seat for a 4-minute ride on Jeff Bezo’s Space X rocket? Nah B, we streamed Ke Turner’s Shoot For The Stars single on Spotify and got a way better cosmos experience.
Ke was born into a military family in Jacksonville, FL and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. She started out singing but eventually developed a deep love for hip hop as she along with her older brothers, listened to greats such as Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick and EPMD just to name a few. She was also heavily inspired by MC Lyte as well as other notable female emcees Queen Latifah, Nikki D & Antoinette. All of these inspirations gave her a strong foundation that serves her well when it comes to crafting wordplay. She honed in on her stage presence and rhyme skills when she joined an all-female hip hop group called ‘Gypcees’ where she was able to share stages with major artists like The Roots, Redman and Wyclef. It was during this tenure she was introduced to and worked with some of VA’s dopest producers such as Pete Twist, Joe City and Nottz.
Excuse us, that’s Grammy nominated producer Nottz of (9th Wonder’s Soul Council).