Where are you from?
I am from Hamilton, Ontario Canada. My sound is hip-hop/rap with soulful beats.
Tell us about your latest track
My song Dominate is about an emcee giving hip-hop/rap fans a song that contains catchy lyrics that intrigues its listeners. It has content that is competitive with other songs and uses metaphorical lyrics to describe aggressiveness such as a wild animal hunting and catching its prey. I rhyme about igniting the mike so that fans can have a good feeling when hearing the song. I rap about using rhyming techniques that result in becoming a rap phenomenon. The third verse is about encouraging people to do what they need to do to succeed in life and following their dreams. It also mentions the sad reality of deaths of family members when they get older, but also that they’ll be watching over you with God and the angels in Heaven.
Hip-Hop/Rap lyricist and recording artist Michelle Cadreau(Blue Sky) has developed a writing and rapping style with both subtlety and introspection to reflect her Native Canadian Indian, Finnish, Polish, and Portuguese ancestry. With four CDs to her credit, the Hamilton, Ontario Canadian melds hypnotic and soulful beats with her trademark urban poetry to create a performance style that is equally juxtaposed and complementary.
Given the native Indian name Blue Sky at birth by her grandmother (who was born on a reserve in northern Ontario), Cadreau has a tattoo on her back of blue zebra stripes in the shape of an eye with the inscription ‘Blue Sky.’ It is a physical reminder of her spiritual relationship to the earth and the heavens and her family.
With musical influences that include Biggie Smalls, Eminem, Dr Dre, and Snoop Dogg, Cadreau proudly emulates their style. Her ideas often come from a word or phrase that sparks inspiration and builds from there. She also credits her parents for her love of music. Both played in bands most of their lives – her mother (a nurse by profession) is a vocalist and drummer and her father a vocalist and bass guitarist.
Like her mother, Cadreau also plays the drums, having begun lessons at age five. She is also an accomplished painter and jewellery designer and has a degree in interior design. Her connection to the visual arts has been a foundation for her lyrics, which paint pictures of the joy and pain of life.
In 5 years from now, I see musical accomplishments with more albums released with many fans. I write daily and am always looking to add more to my craft.
My songs are available on Spotify, Apple, Tidal, Pandora, Deezer for streaming. To purchase the album, it is available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Here are links: