Springfield Blvd., 183 St. Bet. 145 Rd. And 149 Ave.
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SummerStage: Full Force / Force MD's Johnny Kemp / Jeff Redd / Meli'sa Morgan
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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Brooklyn native R&B performers and producers, Full Force has been a major player in the music scene since 1984. Their successful career is clear from their extensive list of collaborations, including Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Bob Dylan, Usher, and Nicki Minaj. Hailed by former Billboard Magazine editor, Havelock Nelson, as the “original hip-hop vocal band,” they continue to be in demand for live performances and musical collaborations. True to their name, Full Force represents a power to be reckoned with.
New York born and bred, The Force MD’s began their climb to fame by singing and dancing on Greenwich Village street corners and the Staten Island ferry. Among the first R&B vocal groups to intermix catchy doo wop-affected consonances with hip-hop beats, the Force MD’s versatile mix of credible urban savvy with smooth showbiz pleases both b-boys and traditional soul fans.
With a clear vision and passion for music and performing, Jeff Redd has had a long, successful musical career. As a winner of Grammy, American Music, Soul Train and Billboards Awards, Redd has worked as both a performer and in the production field. Known for jumpstarting Mary J. Blige’s career, Redd now has his own independent record label. His song, “You Called and Told Me” is still considered to be a top single in the R&B world. With various other projects under his belt, including a long list of soundtracks and albums, Redd’s music has always, and continues to inspire.
New York soul songstress Meli’sa Morgan began her professional career as a backup singer, working with a number of major artists including Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan. Morgan’s debut single, a cover of Prince’s hit “Do Me Baby,” shot to the top of the charts and the album of the same name hit the top five. It showed Morgan to be an appealing, sultry singer and a developing songwriter. Following up with another hit, “Do You Still Love Me” as well as her sophomore disc, Good Love, Morgan became well known as one of R&B’s songbirds and continues to contribute guest vocals to a number of artists today.
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