From the depths of Atlanta’s urban music scene, the striking voice of Grand Hustle’s Mitchelle’l fuses grittiness with sensuality. His music incorporates elements of southern soul reminiscent of the greats of the past with a fiercely contemporary edge. Mitchelle’l Sium was born and raised in Houston, TX, the product of a combination of cultures. His father is from Eritrea, a nation on the Eastern coast of Africa, and his mother is of Creole descent. His diverse roots, combined with his upbringing in the South and his family’s active involvement in the local community, helped create a multi-faceted nature that shines through in his music.
Mitchelle’l grew up listening to and was deeply inspired by the kings of soul music, including Marvin Gaye, Al Green and Otis Redding. He later gravitated towards more contemporary R&B offerings from R. Kelly, Jodeci and D’Angelo. As he began to create music, he incorporated the elements that had inspired him from a musical sense along with the things he experienced in the world around him.He captured the attention of Hannah Kang, General Manager for Grand Hustle Entertainment, and emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the Atlanta music scene. Mitchelle’l has collaborated with Hip-Hop heavyweights T.I. on T.I.’s, “Collect Call”, Scarface on “How Life Changed”, and Jeezy on “Higher Learning.” Other musical collaborations include songs with B.o.B., Yo Gotti, 8Ball & MJG, Pill and Nelly.
Mitchelle’l has now resurfaced with his latest single entitled, “Spillin Drank”, produced by Lil C. A remix will soon follow featuring two of the south’s most prominent rappers. Take a listen below!