Michel’le Toussaint (born 1970) is an R&B vocalist. She is known for her squeaky, child-like speaking voice which is a startling contrast to her strong vocals. The singer was originally signed to Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records. In 1989, she released Michel’le. Her self-titled debut album was entirely produced by boyfriend Dr. Dre. The album contained the classic “No More Lies” and the hit singles “Nicety” and “Something in My Heart.” Michel’le sold 1.5 million copies.
Ruthless records was splitting apart. Dre, convinced Eazy-E was withholding profit from the N.W.A sales, left the label and started Death Row Records with Suge Knight. Eazy-E refused to release Michel’le and Dr. Dre from their Ruthless Records contracts. Supposedly, Suge and Dre extorted Eazy with metal pipes and baseball bats and forced him to release Dr. Dre, Michel’le and The D.O.C. so he could sign them to Death Row.
Michel’le made occasional guest appearances, notably on the single “Let’s Play House” with Tha Dogg Pound in 1996 on Death Row Records. Michel’le released her second and Dea...