Europe is taking over, slowly but surely these soul artists are creeping into my speakers and making a statement for music today. Check out upcoming British artist, Kadija Kamara and her official single “Talking 2 Myself” which is off her latest EP Changes. She’s caught my attention with her soulful sound and gorgeous mane. The video you see below is of her accompanied by her guitar roaming the streets of London portraying the idea of getting attention and heard as an artist.
Her Changes Album EP was released in February of this year and be downloaded here.
If you are in the Bay Area, be sure to check out the BET Music Matter Tour this TUESDAY (3/22) featuring live performances from Melanie Fiona, Marsha Ambriosus, and Bay Area’s own London. Sponsored by Remy Martin and hosted by JE Media Group, BET, and 1015.com, this is an evening of extraordinary 21+ event that you wouldn’t want to miss. Tickets are on sale for $31 and VIP access $36. For more details and to purchase tickets click here .
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I’m giving away a pair of two tickets for the show to my lucky readers and all you have to do is follow Reesa Speaks on twitter, Retweet My Contest Link, and Become a fan on Reesa Speak’s Facebook page. You have until Sunday night at 11:45 p.m. to participate. Ready?….Set?….Go!
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Last night I attended New Parrish’s “Monday Soul”, a lounge where young bay area artists showcase their talent in front of respectful crowd. My four years of absence from the bay area have brought me hard to believe how much musical talent has progressed over the years. I was never into the “Hyphy Movement” so I’m glad R&B and true hip-hop artists are becoming the forefront of our Area. The performer that stood out to me the most and reminded me of a better looking “Kid Kudi” was the artist London.
London, formally known as Noel Franklin Jr. is an Oakland native that started to discover his musical talent as a child in the church. After going away to college in Atlanta, he became very successful in the music industry and landed a deal with Key Players Music Label. As he performed last night, I noticed how he rocked the crowd with a bay area swagger like no other. Swaying side to side on the stage and interacting with the audience, you could tell he owned the stage. London’s hit single “Action” amongst many other songs have a R&B, hip hop, and soultry sound that catches your ears and your heart. His new video for “Back to the Way” addresses relationships that we are all common with these days. To be honest, I’m just ready for him to REALLY take off! Check out the video, links, and his mixtapes and tell me what you think!