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!