A couple of nights ago I had the pleasure of going to artist RO James’ showcase. It was one the best decisions I made for 2017 and to think I almost passed because I was feeling a bit tired! I’m already familiar with two of his most recent singles Permission and Already Knew Dat off of his El Dorado album, both songs I really enjoy. Funny thing is when I like a song a lot, I really go there with the listening sessions and keep it on repeat. I have been doing that for the past couple days listening to Already Knew Dat back to back like a crazy person!
One of the reasons I really enjoy showcases as opposed to concerts is their intimacy. You can really see the artist, feel them out, feel the energy of the band, and overall synergy of their performance. This can make or break singers in particular, because sometimes listeners find out they really can’t sing at all. For RO James the event just boosted him even higher on my musical radar. Set at film director David Lynch’s mythical nightclub Silencio in Paris’ chic 2nd arrondissement, the club’s other-worldly feel intermixed well with James’ persona, very deep. His passionate, raspy voice is wonderful and him along with his incredible band really rocked the room. Final Word: Dope musician, dope band, true artistry and passion. Lastly, I’m excited to announce that an interview will be coming soon!
Website – www.rojames.net
Twitter – @RoJamesXIX
Instagram – @rojamesxix
SZA is better known for her music, but for me, she is one of my favorites style wise. In an age where it is cool to be different, SZA does so without coming off like its intentional. She seems genuine with her ethereal beauty and he hair, my gawd her hair! I think I love her aesthetics more than the music, and that’s saying a lot as I enjoy listening to her as I write on some occasions. And if you’re an avid reader of the blog, you know I am hyper sensitive with what I let my ears take part to. Anyhow, back to this girl’s style, she let coveter.com into her personal life and also allowed them to take a look at her gears and wow. Final Word: I’m just drooling.
During summer 2016 I was able to learn how to DJ, Old School Style. What do I mean by old school style, I’m talking with turntables and vinyl. I also learned how to mix and scratch using Serato. I got so good, that people would stop and ask questions about my DJing or simply stare. You know, everyone loves to see a girl kick some a**, especially in areas where we typically see men dominate. I strongly suggest everyone take the time to try and learn something new, everyday if you can. It’s truly liberating.