Brittany NaCole from the Columbus and Chicago areas will put you in the mind of an earlier E. Badu, not necessarily in the voice, but her flow, writing, and style. My favs are 'The Jigg Iz Up', 'Strung Out' and 'The Shore', which is a slower tempo, but not your normal love song. The drums on that chorus are whoa.
The music is solid and she's able to utilize her vocals perfectly with the beats. Check it out, it's good music.
Click here to download the EP.