Love was truly in the air on Friday night at the Barclays Center!
With Valentine’s Day approached, couples, friends, family, and guests were elated to hear timeless music from several R&B singers on Friday, Feb. 12th for the “Ladies Night R&B Superjam Concert.” The line-up for the show was Total, Carl Thomas, Blackstreet, Black Rob, The Lox, SWV, Jagged Edge, Jodeci, and Faith Evans. Guys would be in the dog house if they didn’t take their significant other to this concert! It was a night for lovers to celebrate the true meaning of love through song.
Total was the first act to perform live on stage. It was great hearing their singles from the 90’s including, “Can’t You See, ” “Kissin’ You,” “No One Else,” “Trippin,” “Tell Me What You Want ft. Mase,” and “Sittin’ Home.” However, member Keisha was not present with the other two, Pam and Kima.
Chi-Town’s very own Carl Thomas truly had the ladies mesmerized when he sang his number one hit, “I Wish” along with many others. Fans were also pleased when Blackstreet stepped front and center.
It was great seeing the original members of the group because they were full of energy. Blackstreet’s top-notch dance moves and vocals were omnipresent on stage. The group sang their signature songs, which was a plus for the audience.
Fans were energetic when Black Rob performed “Whoa,” and it was a special treat to see Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P of the rap trio The Lox come together again after receiving mainstream success as solo artists; they performed a bunch of their smash singles. The Yonkers-natives were featured on many songs which reminded everyone why we fell in love with the group in the first place. Jadakiss left the crowd astonished when he freestyles after the music stopped playing. They were truly the “highlight of the show.”
Multi-platinum R&B groups SWV and Jagged Edge also pleased an enthralled crowd with their stage presence and, of course, their classics. When SWV group sang “Weak,” the audience went bananas when Coko hit those high notes. Jagged Edge continued the party when they sang, “Where The Party At?”
The Bad Boys of R&B, Jodeci, gave an odd and unique performance, but it didn’t quite meet fans’ expectations. Since the quartet is known as a “soulful group with an edge,” it was a little disappointing, that the group didn’t give their all during their segment.
And last not but not least, the First Lady of Bad Boy, Faith Evans stepped on stage to perform her classics. It was great watching the slenderly built, R&B vocalist, but fans wished she would’ve performed earlier.
Overall, the concert was an amazing experience for everyone, especially for the Brooklynites. For one night only, veteran singers performed from the heart and put smiles on the audience members’ faces. The concert made the wishes of fans come true because they saw some of their favorite singers from the 90’s and early 2000’s. Kyle from Jagged Edge said, “We like rap but we love R&B,” and I have to agree. R&B is still a musical genre that will have an everlasting impact on people and generations to come. It is a source of healing and it reduces stress. A night of love reminded people why R&B love songs are calming and a source of medicine.
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