You probably know Mela Machinko as the strong, beautiful voice backing up Pharaohe Monch on much of his essential material over the last five years or so. She joined Monch on stage on one of the two times I've seen him, and let me tell you that she was a great presence on that stage and brought a lot of energy and soul to the set (which is actually one of the best concerts I've been to). Now it's her time to shine as she has signed a deal with Soulspazm / W.A.R. for a solo album titled "Hov Said it Best". The funk- and gospel influenced "Get That Cash & Run" is a production collaboration with the two super dope beatsmiths Preservation and Mr. Len. Could very well be the soul album of the year, really want to hear this ASAP.