Michelle Mitchell – Love Of My Life aka The Michelle Mitchell Story is one of the lesser known unreleased albums from the East Coast based label Roc-A-Fella Records. Hardly anyone knows about this album. The reason why Michelle Mitchell – The Michelle Mitchell Story was never released was because Michelle Mitchell herself was difficult to work with and had no loyalty.
Love Of My Life is a funky soul song which uses a 70s style groovy guitar loop over a mean set of percussion and beats. That fits in appropriately because the song uses the sample of Do it Till Your Satisfied’ by BT Express in the background. A handful of you Roc fans out there may specifically remember this song appearing on the 1996 Various – Okay…We’re Reloading sampler.
Sorry But It’s Over Now is the heavy break-up anthem of the Lovechild album which follows a super slow tempo. Sorry But It’s Over Now is one of the lesser known songs from Michelle Mitchell which hardly anyone knows about.
If You Want It is the smooth mellow taciturn soul rap song of the album which heavily samples Luther Vandross – Any Love. Ski was a hot producer in the 90s era who produced this Roc song.
Around 1995, Jay-Z started his own record label called Roc-A-Fella Records with best friend Damon Dash. They signed Christion, Ruffness, Sauce Money, and Michelle Mitchell to the label. However both of the female acts were later dropped because, as Jay puts it, “They were difficult to work with and had no loyalty.”
I rate this album 3/5***.