is on the way, and we have already been blessed with the hot single “Behind Closed Doors.” Talk about the recording process of the album. Our job is to make sure they don’t forget, and that they have a respect for the music that was here before.
When they are hearing and making music they are hearing our music from before.
I’m thinking the business has changed what am I going to record and for what. It’s the least respected genre right now, and we are going to change that December 9. A few months ago I attended Keith Sweat’s birthday party here in Atlanta.
To put time and effort into something I can’t control and my fate lies in their hands. Little did I know 15 years later I’d be in the position to own my own record label. It was a magical night for R&B as so many artists were present.
Although these are not facts just yet, famed TV personality and radio DJ, Big Tigger, took to Twitter earlier this week to get the rumor mills goin. Singing out, “Fire in the air / What the hell goin on?
/ Sirens everywhere / Signing that street song,” A.
I’m never going to be defined by one thing holding all the cards or one thing being able to determine my destiny. If you didn’t know our names you would go oh with the tall light skin guy. Ricky is the guy that would be the ultimate brother for any brother. What I love about classic R&B from the past is the real vocals, timelessness, gritty soul, unique harmonies, vocal arrangement, live instrumentation, the love ….. Johnny Gill: Who knows because we are in the creative stage. We know we have to come forth and do what feels right for where we are today. If we try to record that again it would never happen. Johnny Gill: I know how the heads of these companies are looking to see what the support of the fans will be like.
I always felt being able to recreate and work on different projects allows you to never be stuck in a box or a corner. He kind of rides and sides with understanding whatever you are doing. Mike is the kind of brother you are always going to have your own tussles with. You will always bump your heads with him, but you will come full circle and realize you need the brother like him to bring the leadership and that’s what he brings. He’s the brother that you have to say you can’t do that, stop, leave that alone. But he’s always been incredible; he’s always had an incredible heart. The support will show we do have a lane still for R&B music.
Johnny Gill: Being in front of people because people tell you when it works and when it doesn’t. I’ve been the top vocalist of the year, and doing what we do I want to continue to do this at a high level. Johnny Gill: I think Joe hit it; I think he’s right. We have to unite and support and keep raising our voice saying don’t forget where we come from.They tell you if you are going in the right direction and if you are doing the damn thang. You know you are a hot group when you can have several successful subgroups. We have to keep reminding people that R&B is still here, and it still exists. I think that every artist has a gift and to some degree we are all anointed.It’s always fun to feed off the energy of the audience. What has it been like touring with Bobby and Ralph as Head of State? I just find that people shouldn’t abandon the hardcore traditional R&B which a lot of stuff derives from. It’s still a lane for it and there are still artists that want to do it but they are being forced to go in a different direction because radio won’t play it. Sometimes we have something that goes even further; and over time it stands the test of time.That’s why you have seen me do New Edition, LSG, Head of State, the George Howard thing. Ralph would have to be the ultimate brother, best friend, and working partner. It will show that there’s a need for it and there are people that want to hear it.He’s always looking to grow and always ready to take risks and challenges. You want to lock yourself in the room with him every time you want to create. I’m here and I’m going to carry that banner to the very end!That Jodeci bug has everyone excited, and things are really starting to get interesting now!