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I had the pleasure of finding out just what that was last weekend at the Black Cat here in DC. Keite opened to a crowd practically simmering over in anticipation of rocking with Chrisette Michele. A couple of people standing by me didn’t even know who was opening and asked, “Who Is Keite Young?” By the time he made his way to the stage and funked up a cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy,” I do believe they had their answer.
If that didn’t do it, his cover of the Police’s “Roxanne” surely did.
Don’t get it twisted. While Keite does a hell of a cover, the original material from his debut album, The Rise and Fall of Keite Young, had me anxiously waiting to cop his CD and put it in regular rotation.
Check out “If We Were Alone” (um…is this really coming from an ordained minister?)
He closed the set by taking a HUGE risk and covering Prince’s “Beautiful Ones.” I admit, I was scared for him. You just don’t touch Your Royal Purpleness. But when he ripped that hat off his head and messed that doobie up, I knew he was about to give us the business. Prince fans, what say you?
I had the chance to meet Keite after the show. We look cute huh? No real reason I’m cheesing like that. I tend to smile too big in my pics.
I think I’ve mentioned before that one reason I love supporting new or independent artists is because they are still so grateful and hungry. Keite seemed to be in awe at the people lined up to buy his album. I would also imagine that since he’s traveled such a long, hard road to bring us the music, he probably still can’t believe he’s finally here. And judging from what I saw, what’s yet to come will be even better.
Okay I looked thru your posts and didn’t see you mention that you went to the Stevie Wonder Tribute at Liv Nov 16th! Where where you girl. DJ Spinna and Bobbito was the bizness. That was a great party, I hope you were there!
vivrant thang said:
Oh yes, I was there but I don’t think I blogged about that one for some reason. It was a HOT party. I hadn’t danced like that in a while – before the Tru School Party. I LOVE Stevie. And yes, Bobbito and Spinna are the truth!
If you’re not familiar, visit soulbounce.com. I think you would like it there. Google Stevie and you’ll find a nice download of Love Is On Fire from Spinna. I rock that when I want to remember.
I knew you had to be there. I was really feeling that party. The whole vibe was so awesome in there. I will check out soulbounce on the regular. Keep me in the loop of what is cool!