Musical genes run in families and Dreambridge Recording Artist Allegró Nevella’s family is no exception. The younger sister of Gospel icon Yolanda Adams, Allegró and her siblings were all bitten by the music bug. However, Allegrós musical path is slightly different from her sister’s; she is a premiere MC. Known as a gifted rapper delivering head-spinning rhymes, she has been rapping for decades. Allegró toured with her sister as well as other Gospel greats such as Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Anthony Evans and Smokie Norful. Now the artist is releasing a new single entitled “Alright”. The single, distributed by eOne, is available on iTunes, EMusic, Amazon and other digital outlets. Produced by The Deceptaconz, the track –flaunting a strong West Coast vibe – spoke to the rapper the moment she heard it.
“When I got the track, my producers and I just kept hearing, “It’s gonna be alright,” says Allegró. “That’s the message I want people to hear. One of my favorite parts of the song is the line: ‘Today is a good day. Better speak it. Better speak it; it’s a great day. Go ahead and kick it; like you celebrate your birthday, a birthday celebration on your worst day.’”
Allegro likes the lyrics because she understands that in spite of what comes in life, a positive attitude and faith in God can overcome any obstacle. The song is a personal one for the artist and came during a time when Allegró had to encourage herself. A Pastor told her once that she was “too worldly for the church and too churchy for the world.” Nevertheless, she knew she had something to share with the world. It was not until she saw the success of Lecrae that she felt it was time for her to take her ministry to the next level. Part of that process is the release of her upcoming project.
The forthcoming project is two parts- a documentary and soundtrack entitled Bloodline. The release will follow Allegró through her beginnings in Houston, her musical roots and the legacy she wants to leave. As a member of the famed Adams family, she realizes that music is her birthright. “Church wasn’t just something that we did,” shares Allegró. “We learned about having our own personal relationship with God. Music and faith are in the blood line; it’s part of our inheritance.” She started rapping when she heard a cousin rap. Her sister, Yolanda, rapped on a song called, “You Know That I Know.”
As a youth, Allegró felt a calling to act and performed in musical theater productions. She first took to the stage in the play Gospel at Colonus, at the age of 7. Gifted as a writer as well, she studied the subject at the University of Houston. The merging of faith, music and spoken word created the dynamic performer she is today. Known as an eclectic artist, her influences range from Johann Sebastian Bach to Stevie Wonder to Tupac Shakur.
In 2012 Nevella was featured on DNA of a Winner with the group, Chrome Cats, and received over half a million views on YouTube within the first week. In June 2015, Allegró was featured on GRAMMY Award winning artist and producer Missy Elliott and Gospel duo 21:03’s remix, “Nobody Bigger”. Her first single, “Made It Out,” was featured on DreamBridge Recordings Rise Isaiah 60:1 compilation. Her brand new single, “Alright,” will be featured on her upcoming documentary and soundtrack Bloodline scheduled to release in 2017. For more information on Allegró Nevella, log on to www.allegronevella.com. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Commentary a SW Review:
All music lovers have a “go to” song or list of songs that gets them pumped and hyped to no end. They get played on repeat until they are all played out, eventually growing dull because all they lyrics have been mastered. At this point, the thrill is over and begins the quest for something fresh all over again. Well! Look no further, Allegró Novella’s new single “Alright” is that go to track for a fusion of hip hop laced with Godly principles.
When I first heard this song, two things came to mind. The first thing was that this is a motivational song that can be used to transform the gym life struggle into a lifestyle you love. This song gets you past the gym doors, tells your flesh “not today,” so that you can complete a workout that glorifies the Lord. Her lyrical content alone sparks the imagination to envision things differently, forming substance into a new reality:
“Picture perfect, I paint a picture perfect
If your picture ain’t perfect it’s all in what you vision.
What you envision might not be your current condition
keep living little homie
see it into fruition.”
The second thing that came to mind, is the sequence of clips (a montage) that takes place in a sports movie or a scene that shows some type of intense preparation; such as Rocky, where Sylvester Stallone is getting ready for a fight. “Alright” is the new soundtrack that transports you into intense preparation, gets you moving towards completing a task; and keeps pushing you forward to what God has purposed for your life.