I had been working on a song for several weeks for middle school girls to sing. It was derived from a Kimberly poem by the same title: Girl’s Club. I was well on my way to completing this cute little song, but just didn’t feel the rhythm was right. Kimberly had mentioned that we should try to include a reggae song somewhere on the album, so I presented the idea to our producer, Joe Carter. He loved the concept, took it and ran.
Scarlett Gilmore, a Rock Hill middle-schooler, had worked with us a year earlier on a Community T.E.A.M.S. music project Kimberly had organized. She was our first choice to sing lead on Girl’s Club. Good decision. She owned it in the studio. Such a talent and only ten years old at the time!