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- Posted on Nov 30th 2009 3:00PM by Jolie Lash
Instead, the 'Ultraviolet' cover features just Young's face, while other shots for the record see her in a modest leotard. "I just wanted it to look like me, I mean I wanted my face to be on it, I wanted it to be pretty," she says.
The album was retooled a couple of times before it finally dropped in November, but Kid Sister actually finished the record on May 14 so she could go under the knife.
"I had a trapped nerve in my elbow and it was making my right hand degenerate," she says. "It was making it atrophy. That's the hand I write my music with so thank goodness. I finished my album and I was like, 'All right! Let's do this.'"
Since then, she's been using her fixed-up hand to work on new material with a hometown house and techno legend.
"I wrote a new song with Green Velvet, who is a legendary house producer," she says of the man who also goes by the Cajmere moniker and is known to the taxman as Curtis Jones. "I wrote a new song called 'Everybody Wants' and it's kind of in the old-school vein, like Jamie Principle kind of stuff. It's a little bit different than what I normally do and it was fun and anything for Cajmere."
Naturally, working with the hometown legend was a thrill for Kid Sister.
"I grew up with him in my ear every single day -- 'Circulator' mix tape! I was tuned into it all the time," she says. "That's the one time that stands out [that] I really got star struck. When I met him I was like, 'Whoa!' 'cause he's so awesome and so great."