Music Choice of the Month 2/21: Ree8006
Detroit born and raised artist and music producer Ree8006 started her musical journey at the age of 8. Growing up, she was exposed to many styles of music and went on to perform in numerous talent shows and contests over the years. After a motor vehicle accident in 2015, she began producing music to show the healing powers it has on the mind, body, and soul.
Ree8006 has used her own music to help with low self-esteem, anxiety, and even having thoughts of giving up on life. She is known for her laid back and catchy grooves combined with soul, r&b, and dance.
‘Reflections of Innerself ‘album cover. Design by Mr. Kooman (Photo: Ree8006)
In 2018, Ree8006 released Reflections of Innerself, an instrumental album mixed and mastered by music producer Mr. Kooman. That same year, she produced “All Hail the Queen”, which was featured on the Greatness album by Ms. Carmen. The album was nominated at the 2019 Detroit Music Awards in the Outstanding Urban Recording category.
In 2020, she helped produce “Feels Good to Feel Good” by KESHALETSTALK, and also released a sneak peek from her upcoming album, Intimate Oasis, which will be released later in 2021.
Several months ago, she provided the music and was also featured in Herbert Taylor’s video for the “Still I Rise” mural on Detroit’s East Side (Harper/Morang area). Created by Brandon “Nosey42” Marshall, the mural was inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem of the same name and designed as an ode to Black female entrepreneurs from Detroit. The video features nine women whose careers range from creative arts to business operations consulting.
Last month, Ree8006 released Duality – an instrumental album with an astrology and meditation vibe to help calm the mind and assist with any of life’s daily stressors that may arise. Eight of the tracks on the album were mixed by music producer Tameika “Meek” Thompson.
“I’ve always been into musical instruments, art that implements music, and independent artistry,” said Ree8006. “My style involves creating music with a healing vibe; something that is unique with a calming effect when listening to it. Music is a beautiful art form.”
‘Duality’ album cover. (Photo: Ree8006)