ESTELLE LYRICS - American Boy  the village voice's pazz & jop annual critics' poll ranked "american boy" at number 2 to find the best music of 2008, after m. the second album, shine, was released in april 2008 and peaked at number six in the uk, while "american boy" topped the uk chart and reached the top 10 of the billboard hot 100 in the us.
it or not, this actually isn’t the first time kanye references both his jeans and malcolm x within the same line.
Her mother's family came from the West African nation of Senegal, and her father is from the small Caribbean island of Grenada. Estelle's parent's were very religious when she was growing up, and secular music wasn't allowed in the family's home.
Early Life: Estelle Swaray was born and raised in West London, England.
It's the song that had most of the world outside the UK going, "WTF is Ribena?
" while at the same time shocking most Brits that those delicious blackcurrant-filled cartons don't exist beyond these shores.
The British singer had been signed to John Legend's Home School record label for her second collection , and 'American Boy' proved to be the perfect breakout single.However, she would sometimes listen to hip hop when not at home.She spent her childhood listening to her parents' reggae records and her aunt's soul collection before discovering hip hop.Her mother's family came from Senegal, and her father is from the Caribbean island of Grenada. Estelle's parents were very religious when she was growing up, and secular music was not allowed in the family's home.Instead, spiritual music—particularly American gospel—and traditional African music were what Estelle grew up listening to.