I. Seriously. Love. Talented. People!
This was a day when I had a million things to do and had no business going to kick it, but sometimes you just HAVE to feed your soul! I'm so glad I decided to jet up to Hollywood for The Soulcial. It was well worth the drive, and well worth the time I could (should) have spent finishing my ever growing To Do list.
If I've never heard an artist's work before, I typically don't like to search and listen via YouTube or MySpace first, if I have the opportunity to see them perform live. I hadn't heard anything from CeCe Teneal, but from the moment she opened her mouth, I knew I was going to enjoy the performance. She gives off an I-do-this-because-I-love-it vibe! Singing is clearly her passion, and thankfully she's good at it! Teneal would have fit right in at the December SOULcial with the other big hair, big voice divas. She was rockin' OUT!
She did two original songs, but mostly sang songs from other ladies with big voices: Jill Scott's "Is It The Way" "Long Walk" and "Hate on Me", The Fugee's version of "Killing Me Softly", Chrisette Michele's "If I Had My Way", and Floetry's "Say Yes". She also covered En Vogue's "Don't Let Go" that rocked ALL of Hollywood Boulevard! KILLED it! Check the second video below. Her selection of songs weren't for the faint at heart. You shouldn't pick those types of songs unless you can do them justice, which thankfully, she did!
The band, Soul Kamotion was fan-damn-tastic! I couldn't catch "Hate on Me" on video, so check out Ingrid B's video of it here. They mixed in "Down 4 My Ni**az" which turned out to be a kick ass remix for that song! Check the link...The drummer is goin' IN!! Awesome...just awesome!
I found out that CeCe Teneal and I, share a birthday, so you know that makes her special in my book!!
DJ MSquared was also there working it out on the turntables! I heart great DJs! I'll have to post my The Art of the DJ post soon. I firmly believe that being a DJ is a talent, not a skill. DJ MSquared definitely has talent!
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