Purple St. James formally known as YahZarah is R&B/neo soul singer from Washington, D.C. Her break into the industry was singing back-up vocals for Erykah Badu, on the Mama's Gun album and tour. She has since released two albums, Hear Me and Blackstar.Her music video "Wishing" was shown on BET. Purple St. James is featured on the albums by The Foreign Exchange and the Little Brother. She recently re- introduced herself as Purple St. James via her EP, The Prelude, in September 2008. Ive seen her perform live several times in Atlanta! She is stunning and her voice is amazing.