Richelle Gemini Sweet Gemi Jones Cover

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We sort of said that the ladies in Houston were making major noise in 2019. From cyphers to hosting events and releasing impactful music, it’s definitely no longer a boys club inside the 610 Loop.

Richelle Gemini is another one of those names that has found footing in simply being herself. A woman who still embraces an area code (409) that is as country as it is sweet, honest as it is raw and pocket-knife sharp. Her Sweet Gemi Jones tape clocks in at only 9 tracks but makes every minute of its length meaningful. The title track alone plays up to the moniker, a slow, deliberate drawl just like Uncle Chad and a “we do it on my terms and my terms only” demeanor.

The rest of the tape doesn’t play to type. Instead, it plays to Richelle, a woman who is open about what she’s overcome, her love for her boys, poems that can turn into hard scrabbled bars and vocals that could vibe you out. Take in Sweet Gemi Jones on the streaming platform of your choice below.

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