“ [Mr. Big Sun], a great big psychedelic funk-rock sun that finds Stephanie McKay’s
whispery but urgent vocal barely restrained over voodoo percussion that builds and builds
until she lets rip over a Zep/Purple type riff.”
MONKEY BOXING

“A triumph of socially conscious, electronic-infused soul music sprung deep from the eternal waters of the gut-bucket, and filled to the brim with Stephanie’s gutsy voice and powerful lyrics.”
EBONY MAGAZINE

“A ‘gusty’ singer/songwriter who just may be the savior we need to drag rhythm back to its roots.”
BLACK BEAT

 “…resurrecting the passion and pride of politically conscious and eternally lovelorn ladies
of late-1960s, early 1970s soul…McKay shines bright.”
GUARDIAN

“In a landscape of ghastly “divas” who routinely confuse embellishment with emotion,
the result sounds like the best soul debut since Macy Gray… An album that oozes star quality.”
INDEPENDENT (LONDON)

“A must for soul fans.”
GLAMOUR (UK)

"Disk proves McKay's the real McCoy….the five-song EP available now that bursts with some of the most passionate and wide-ranging music of the year…   the EP packs more power and invention than most full albums out now…”
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

“By the time Lauren Hill gets around to making her next album
she might find that Stephanie McKay has already replaced her”
UNDER THE RADAR

“... clearly a talented vocalist.”
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“… a promising new soul talent…”
VILLAGE VOICE

“…Stephanie McKay covers the bases: urban and urbane, deeply soulful and smartly funky,
it whets the appetite for this gifted vocalist's next move.”
BARNES & NOBLES.COM

“Her eclectic debut is a brilliant mosh pit of reggae, soul, house, house and funk.”
VIBE VIXEN

“The Bronx natine has crafted a unique ans daring sound that is sure to please
both the pop fan and the purist alike…The next generation of soul has arrived.”
THE HOOK

“…from her U.S. full-length debut “Tell It Like It Is,” McKay conveys
the innocence of hip hop’s nascent days uptown.”
VIBE MAGAZINE

“…extraordinarily eclectic. Robust, floor-shaking hip hop soul grooves sit comfortably alongside old school blues-inflected jams and mellow warmly harmonized gospel songs…McKay is a coherent artistic statement and worth investigating.”
MOJO

“…gutsy R&B punchy funk and uplifting reggae are all woven together by her seductive voice.”
BRITISH ESQUIRE

“…a scintillating debut…”
MIX MAGAZINE