Timbaland’s interview on the American syndicated radio show called ‘The Breakfast Club’ catapulted her into fame when he compared her to the living legend Lauryn Hill.
A female artist that could rap, sing and write her own songs?
He goes on the explain that his interns, at the time, played some of her songs and he was blown away. So of course I decided to listen to her music.
Unfortunately because of label issues she never released a studio album.
So I was shocked when I discovered she was performing in London.
Last night she performed at the O2 Academy in Islington and I expected to see a long queue but I was able to walk right in.
I did not have to show my I.D. or my ticket which I thought was strange.
Entertainment was provided by the DJ and some opening acts.
But sadly, it was a lacklustre performance and I was disappointed.
The title of the tour led me to believe that she would perform songs from her mixtapes but she only performed for half an hour with songs from her new ep called Pain & Pleasure. Which I think is a great body of work but doesn’t compare to her mixtapes WD2&3.
I expected to see a live performance with a band but sadly that did not happen.
But on a positive not, I noticed that her fans were loyal and sang the words to every song. I was happy that she performed two of my favourite songs which are ‘I Like‘ and ‘Million‘. The energy of the crowd was incredibly contagious as everyone was enjoying themselves. Additionally, I went to this concert on my own! Yes, you read that correctly. I have never done that before which was exciting! So I guess it wasn’t all that bad…