“May 29th, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) – Joining the prestigious ranks of opening acts such as Chaka Khan, Esperanza Spalding and Janelle Monae will soon be soul music trio KING for the final performance of Prince’s Welcome 2 America Tour-21 Night Stand concert residency at the Forum.”
Hold on while I try to gather myself and the fact I can’t fly to L.A. riiiiight NOW…..I can’t remember ever reading an email, 1) about a show and 2) about people I technically don’t know, then getting those little tingles all over my arms and head. You know the ones that make you glow like Bruce Leroy, the ones letting you know you could whip Shogun’s jive ass all over some Brooklyn basement then bounce with Vanity! It was only a couple months ago I found out about these ladies, when I first watched the homemade video for “The Story” it had around 300 views. Now it is almost to 60,000 and its pretty easy to assume by Monday that number is going to explode! Youtube hits are one thing, but let’s all just realize the fact that KING only has a 3 song EP out. Granted it’s hands down one of the most colorful 12 minutes I have ever encountered, but seriously I have never even seen moving video of these ladies?! It really has me wondering what is being revealed behind closed doors to the likes of Erykah Badu, ?uestlove, Musiq Soulchild, Estelle, the Foreign Exchange and the man himself Prince. I mean, is it possible Paris, Amber and Anita are packing some sort of musical warhead that is set to blow tonight at the forum changing the face of Sonic Art FOREVER?!?! All this speculation and mystery is BENDING MY REALITY!!! Off to The Do-Over BK style, KING is the only thing I am going to talk about.
P.S. I just realized I referenced Vanity, once Prince’s protege/reflection, I hope she is doing well these days.
P.P.S This glove and framed quote made by Kat Larson, hang buy my door reminding me of these ladies often. Fight the Good Fight!