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Reesa Renee, by all accounts, isn’t supposed to be a singer. The bubbly 24-year-old grew up in Landover, a preacher’s kid. “My life was all about my father pouring into his ministry,” she says. She also had dreams of playing in the WNBA.  But then life happened: After her mother was diagnosed with cancer and two of her best friends were killed in a car accident in 2007, Renee says she fell into a depression. To cope with the pain, she took to listening to jazz instrumentals produced by her brother and writing poems as a way of “getting all my years of stuff and funk out.” Before she knew it, she was verbalizing her poetry through prayer — and she soon turned those prayers into song lyrics. “It just fell out,” she says of her singing. “I knew . . . I was supposed to be doing it.”

The years of listening, writing and singing have lead to this moment: Her debut album “Ree-lease” is scheduled to this Tuesday, August 28th. It’s a neo-soul mix of original songs and ballads that chronicles her life coming into her own.  Check out this video brought to you exclusively by the EZ STREET SHOW and 93.9 WKYS:




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