KELIS – Interscope Geffen Records

Our illustration for the Kelis ‘Fleshtone’ CD slip cover via Interscope-Geffen Records. Kelis Rogers, who broke out in 2003 with her booty-popping come-on “Milkshake,” has a history of surprising her fans. The Harlem native’s 2006 album, “Kelis Was Here,” staged a rebellion against the pop sound that established her, forgoing the signature Neptunes production of her first three albums in favor of an eclectic sound with a wide-ranging cast of collaborators. She followed up four years later with yet another new direction, the boundary-pushing electro-dance riot “Flesh Tone.” Head over to the New York Times to catch up on this amazing chica. You go girl – and my fave dish is curry!! Illustration by Kenn Brown – Chris Wren @