I love Faith Evans! I’ve always been a fan but after reading this interview and seeing how she handles situations with her friends on R & B Divas, I have a newfound respect for Ms. Evans.
The premiere of R & B Divas was bittersweet for me. The show serves as a platform for new and old fans to get to know Syleena Johnson, Nicci Gilbert, Monifah, Keke Wyatt and Faith Evans but it was also a reminder of how old I am and how lackluster today’s music is in my eyes.
These ladies originally hit the scene when I was in high school and during my early years of college so they were my Beyonce, Rihanna and Katy Perry. Not that I don’t like today’s music (because I do), it was just a different time. Hearing and seeing these ladies reminded me of my first crush, heartache and the first time I felt empowered as a young woman.
As I tune into TV One every Monday, I’m reminded of how great each of these women are and immediately following the show I head to iTunes to purchase one of the following; Keep The Faith (Faith Evans), Moods…Moments (Monifah), Chapter 2: The Voice (Syleena Johnson), From The Bottom Up (Brownstone ft. Nicci Gilbert) or Soul Sista (Keke Wyatt).
On the show (R & B Divas), Faith is bringing her singing friends together for a special recording project. The 12-track eOne Music release will benefit the Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts. The album will be released tomorrow (October 2nd) and features appearances by cast mates Nicci Gilbert, Monifah Carter, Syleena Johnson and Keke Wyatt. Other appearance on the album includes Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Price and Nicci Gilbert’s mom, Helene Gilbert.
I had the pleasure of listening to a snippet of the album last night and it is AMAZING!!
If you don’t believe me, listen for yourself.