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 →
Creating Alimah: Intro
Alimah is the main character of my novel Ungrateful. She is a singer-songwriter, composer, and producer that was signed to Aten from 2006-2015. She recorded music in the genres of alternative rock, industrial rock, R&B, and funk. Starting out as an R&B singer and dancer, she has transitioned into rock alternative on her sophomore album, showcasing... 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 Two)
While Alimah's father is away from home for the weekend, she goes to her first punk concert with her oldest sister. Teenage experimentation goes wrong but Alimah leaves the concert empowered.
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.
“Ungrateful” the Novel Out Now
This novel was many years in the making.