As a debut artist, Alimah rode the old school hip-hop, nu-rave, and hypebeast popularity during the mid-2000’s MySpace days (yes, I’m showing my age). Artists like M.I.A., Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and NERD, Kid Cudi, Lupe Fiasco, Santigold, and Kelis were a big part of the style in this era. In her debut years, at... Continue Reading →
Alimah (Final Part)
In the final part of this short story series, Alimah gets the big break she prayed for.
Alimah (Part Three)
Alimah records her rock demo for the first time, while she copes with her parents being in rehab.
Alimah (Part One)
Part One: the story of how a child prodigy, trained in classical and jazz music, developed dreams of rock music success after mastering the guitar. Simultaneously, she grows up in an extremely dysfunctional household amid sibling rivalry, an adulterous and drug-abusing mother, and a famous jazz musician father who is always touring and barely home.
Book Talk with Sikivu Hutchinson!
Book talk on Black women in the rock industry and their fight against sexism, misogynoir, and ageism.
Ungrateful – Now Available on Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Alimah Kebede, a singer-songwriter, breaks barriers in alternative rock with chart-topping hits and high-grossing tours, at the cost of losing her sanity—and almost her life. Inspired by Me Too and its international impact, “Ungrateful” is a tale of a young Black woman’s spiritual battle against drug addiction, racism, and a sexually abusive CEO of a record label.