The finale at last night’s Ro James & Friends concert was an incredibly special moment, which found the burgeoning singer and his fellow artist friends all on stage as one unit for a real live jam session.
Check out our exclusive footage of Melanie Fiona, Bridget Kelly, Luke James, Stacy Barthe, Olamide Faison and Sonyae Elise all joining together to backup Ro as he performed his fan favorite cut “Devil’s Kiss.”
Last night a vision of ours came to fruition as burgeoning artist Ro James held his first headlining concert in NYC at Highline Ballroom. The singer/songwriter was joined by fellow artists and friends, who are all united under the crew The Jackets, coming together to perform a jam session style show for a packed house of tastemakers and authentic music fans.
In addition to performing his debut EP ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs,’ Ro was joined on stage by the likes of Bridget Kelly, Luke James, Stacy Barthe, Asher Roth, Olamide Faison, Sonyae Elise and Melanie Fiona.
Follow the jump for our exclusive photos and a show recap:
Posted on May 2nd, 2013 by ThisIsRnB in INTERVIEWS |
John Legend and Rick Ross are frequent collaborators, and John feels Rozay is like a soul artist, and even compared him to the late Isaac Hayes. In a recent interview on the Russ Parr Morning Show, the soulful crooner stopped by to speak about his upcoming album Love In The Future, working with his new signee Stacy Barthe, who was in the building as well. He joked around about getting his TV shows picked up just because he’s John Legend, being a guest on Bill Maher’s HBO political talk show, listened to their pitch on a show about inmates in love, and more.
Posted on April 30th, 2013 by ThisIsRnB in INTERVIEWS |
During his recent visit to Power106 in LA, John Legend spoke to Rikki Martinez about his new music and upcoming album Love In The Future. John spoke about his new EDM record “Dance The Pain Away” with DJ/Producer Benny Benassi. John explained how the song started as an acoustic ballad type, and his co-writer thought it could make a good dance record so they sent it to Benassi to remix, and now it will be a single off his album, not Johns.
Legend also spoke about his foray into television, with two shows in the early stages, one of which is about a rapper that is trying to make it, who happens to be gay. John is very interested in getting into TV and film, and he is constantly working with writers developing ideas to pitch.
Music is always his main passion though and he had his new artist, Stacy Barthe by his side. The soulful vocalist spoke about her burgeoning career and working with John. Peep the interview clip above.
Posted on April 26th, 2013 by ThisIsRnB in VIDEOS |
Stacy Barthe hopes to inspire a positive message with her cinematic visual for “Hell Yeah!” featuring Rick Ross. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter shares her hope for a brighter tomorrow as images of homelessness and devastation from Hurricane Sandy flash across the screen. Ricky Rozay joins in for the inspirational message as he prays in a church, rapping his verse as a choir joins in.
Stacy has been on the promo trail with her label boss John Legend lately, as she preps for her upcoming debut album, due out on Homeschool/Motown Records.
The soulful song appears on her EP ‘P.S. I Love You.’ Watch the new video below:
Posted on April 26th, 2013 by ThisIsRnB in INTERVIEWS |
John Legend and Stacy Barthe continued their promo together, recently stopping by Power106 LA for a new interview on their ‘Just A Tip’ show. The R&B singer/songwriters fielded questions about dating in today’s social media culture, sexting, maintaining relationships while working on music and more.
Posted on April 19th, 2013 by ThisIsRnB in INTERVIEWS |
John Legend made his first visit to ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Power 105.1 for an interview on Friday morning. The R&B star brought Stacy Barthe along with him to continue getting her name out there.
John spoke about touring with Sade, signing Stacy to his label, his upcoming album Love In The Future, working with Kanye West — how he isn’t making beats in the traditional sense anymore, his upcoming wedding to Chrissy Teigen, where he revealed that he has a new song “All of Me” which he wrote about her, and he might end up singing it the ceremony. In addition John touched on the Rick Ross controversy and more.
Posted on April 18th, 2013 by ThisIsRnB in INTERVIEWS |
John Legend stopped by ’106 & Park’ on Wednesday for their Music Matters week. The R&B star spoke about performing at Coachella for the first time, his upcoming wedding, and his brand new single “Who Do We Think We Are” which features Rick Ross. Later he was joined by Stacy Barthe, who he signed to his Homeschool label/Motown. John spoke about why he wanted to sign the singer/songwriter, and Stacy spoke about her song “Hell Yea,” which also features Rick Ross.
Backstage Legend spoke about the current climate of the music business and how, if so, that affects his artistry, and if he still concerns himself with sales. John also gave his projection for who will win the NBA Finals this year. Peep JL and Stacy’s visit below: