I remember like yesterday the first time I heard "Make it Hot" by Nicole Wray. I was in my bedroom supposed to be doing homework. Nonetheless, I was playing with the radio on my desk, alternating between 97.3 and 99.1 radio stations. When Mocha's rap boomed through the speaker box, I dashed for a blank tape with the quickness. I had to get that on tape! But if you know anything about recording songs from the radio back in the day, you don't want a partial song, so I waited all evening for one of those stations to play that song again. Needless to say, I got it during the countdown later that night. It didn't take many replays before I fell in love with Nicole's soft, beautiful voice. I did like any other young stan would do and stood in the mirror everyday matching my vocals to hers and begging for bangs like her as well.
I was eventually lucky enough to get Nicole's debut album on tape. I played it over and over, listening to songs like "Seventeen", "Eyes Better Not Wander", and "Silly Love Songs" over and over. She even made a video for one of my faves from that list. Then after that, it seems that Nicole just faded from music.
She came back on the scene to tease a couple of times with her single "If I Was Your Girlfriend" and also appearing on a few Dame Dash productions. But other than that, I haven't seen anything from her in a while. Could someone please tell me where dear Nicole Wray is? Maybe these tunes will bring Nicole back to your memory:
Did you guys hear her on the "Blakroc" compilation between Rocafella and the Black Keys?
I played this song a lot when I first heard it.
The Black Keys are awesome on the tunes, by the way.
Now someone please go find Nicole for me, please!