Good music is a lost art form these days. The artists that deserve constant airplay, platinum records sales and household name status just don’t get the recognition. But that doesn’t deter me from supporting a good artist when they’re around. Dwele is one of these artists. I had the chance to see him live at Center Stage in Atlanta last night and I must say that that man is so delicious. Yeah, yeah, yeah this is supposed to be a show review and I’m going to get to that but I can’t just overlook Dwele’s charisma and sex appeal on the stage. The man can sing the panties off of someone, LITERALLY. Someone handed him her panties in the audience. And I totally understand why! Whew! *shakes head* Anywho, if you know good music then you’ve been supporting Dwele since his debut CD “Subject” in 2003. Seeing him perform early in his career as an opening act for a larger artist to seeing him last night as the main act was a pleasant musical experience. He gave us a glimpse of his new album “Wants World Women” and took us down memory lane of all our favorite Dwele songs connecting the dots from Donny Hathaway to Stevie Wonder. He knows how to hook the crowd by being very intimate and personal with them. At one point sitting on the edge of the stage giving all the ladies access to touch and hold him to taking a cell phone out the hand of a lady that was recording him perform, turning the camera towards him and singing into the phone. His band and background singers were phenomenal. He is our modern day Marvin, Donny, Stevie all wrapped up in one sexy, chocolate, piano playing, singing cutie. I think I have a crush on Dwele. Dwele might be my new Raheem DeVaughn. And anybody who knows me knows how I feel about R.D.
As for his new album, what are you waiting for? You should have made the purchase on Tuesday when it was released. If you haven’t, go do it now. It’s GREAT! Check out Ticketmaster for more tour dates. You don’t want to miss it.