"I'm not trying to re-invent the wheel, I'm just trying to do right by the people who've inspired me like Sade, Nina Simone, Bill Withers and Steely Dan... I can deal with label rejection." Kim Hill interviewed by Gail Mitchell

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           I hope the first singer [Hill] makes it. The song had a very ethereal sound to it." Dionne Warwick

"This spring Kim Hill (who you may remember from the golden era of the Black Eyed Peas) is set to star in In The Morning, an indie feature. Ms. Hill plays one of the many protagonists, all young black New Yorkers working to find serenity and satisfaction in their romantic lives." Scott Heins

"This spring Kim Hill (who you may remember from the golden era of the Black Eyed Peas) is set to star in In The Morning, an indie feature. Ms. Hill plays one of the many protagonists, all young black New Yorkers working to find serenity and satisfaction in their romantic lives." Scott Heins

"Hill‘s Surrender to Her Sunflower is a testament to her marvelous vocal and songwriting talent." Derrick Mathis

"Kim Hill was first introduced to the music world as the girl in the Black Eyed Peas. On their 1998 debut LP, Behind the Front, that’s her voice lacing the beats with honeyed estrogen, helping stake territory worlds apart from the gangsta and bling that had come to define rap in the mainstream. Her sexy-but-not-nekkid vibe helped make inroads for the Peas, those torchbearers of breaking, dancing and laughing, those sons of Pharcyde. Along with her boys Will.I.Am, Apl.De.Ap and Taboo, she brought a sense of playfulness and open-ended possibilities to the table, broadening shrunken gender dynamics so that male-female communion wasn’t so mercenary, so bleakly combative. The foursome were a throwback to old-school pioneers Funky 4 +1, reminding you that the hip-hop guy/girl relationship could actually be warm, familial." Ernest Hardy

'Not one to bite her tongue (like, ever), Kim Hill softens her words with a sweet tone of voice and hyper-annunciated phrases. Referring to a song called “Disney” where she sings, No more auctions on the cinderblocks/ Now that Disney has stock in hip-hop, Hill says, “I’d write songs and my band would go, ‘Now we’re actually going to perform it in front of people?’ and I’d be like Yeah, and y’all are gonna wear Mickey Mouse ears.” Lindsey Caldwell

"The Real Hip Hop may not be as volatile as Ice Cube's No Vaseline or 2Pac's Hit 'Em Up... but Hill's fluid vocals and lacerating lyrics make it memorably acidic nonetheless." Craig D. Lindsey

"For an independent album, it comes off sounding more lyrically, musically and conceptually refined than most major label releases."

“Because, yes, the character Harper (played by Kim Hill) is in an evening gown going to brunch, because [Hill] would actually do that.” Neferite Nguvu

"Hill’s entrée onto the national music scene at that time can be attributed to a winning combination of honey-laced vocals, skillful lyricism, coupled with the sort of campy showmanship that was a perfect complement to “The Peas’s” soulful, yet playful, appeal." Zawadi C Morris