Video Premiere! Mela Machinko “What You Want Me To Do (I’m Sorry)”


Datwon Thomas | November 5, 2012 - 5:58 pm

Just when you think all of the ways people can be inspired by Young Hov are done, a beautiful voiced songstress adds on her own creative twist to Jay’s Roc-a-World. Singer/songwriter for much of the Hip-Hop and R&B set, Mela Machinko releases her newest video for “What You Want Me To Do (I’m Sorry)” in anticipation of her upcoming full project titled Hov Said It Best.

Here is Team Mela’s take on the unique approach to the track and project:
“Machinko provides audiences with a fun and quirky dedication to Jay-Z’s feature on Mya’s “Best of Me” using Jay-Z lyrics as the inspiration to tell her own story with her unforgettable and distinct voice. In this clever and innovative way, Mela allows listeners to be involved in the song in an unprecedented style.

“What You Want Me To Do”, produced by Eric G. of 9th Wonder’s Soul Council, is the first song from the soon to be released Hov Said It Best. With successful features on Pharoahe Monch’s “Push” and ‘Shine”, Joe Budden’s “Inseparable”, Talib Kweli’s “Hostile Gospel”, numerous features with Jean Grae (who is also featured in this video), as well as the classic summer anthem “Now I’m Being Cool” on the 9th Wonder album The Wonder Years, Mela Machinko has consistent presence and sound on the Hip-Hop & urban scene. Using Jay-Z references and interpreting his lyrics while molding them into her own original songs, Ms. Machinko’s first offering reminds us how infused our everyday speech is with Hip-Hop culture, and specifically her own, with Jay-Z lines. Hov Said It Best is being released soon via W.A.R Media/SoulSpazm.”