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Saturday, December 10, 2011

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Yes, Big Rube has done the unthinkable! Covered the Bobby Brown classic, “Rock Witcha”. Now, ya’ll know Bobby did his thing on the original but Ruben and that velvety voice did the track justice. The cover is just the first taste of Ruben’s upcoming album, “Letters From Birmingham,” due out 3/11. Read below for more details about the album!

The eleven-song set was produced by Elvis “Blac Elvis” Williams (BeyoncĂ©, Fergie, T.I., Ludacris, Ciara) and Studdard’s longtime collaborator, Harold Lilly (who co-wrote Alicia Keys’ classic “You Don’t Know My Name” and who has collaborated with Luther Vandross, Fantasia and Angie Stone among others). “Even before I signed with Shanachie we started working on songs together,” Studdard says of he and Lilly. “Martin Luther King Jr. had this famous Letter from a Birmingham Jail and being from Birmingham, I’ve read it so many times. We were going through the Atlanta airport one day and they have this display for Martin Luther King Jr. and it just struck me to do the album as letters. Harold said he thought that it would be a tight concept. So after that we kind of made all of the songs into a letter concept. ”

This sack of musical letters tells the whirlwind tale of a 21st century courtship. The sultry “Love Skies” is a chivalrous pick-up track in which Studdard serenades with a romantic forecast calling for “love skies.” It’s love at first sight on “Sexy Mother,” a saucy echo of Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” era music. Studdard teases on the surprisingly funkified and horn-driven “Turn You Out.” This straight forward promise of satisfaction guaranteed highlights Ruben singing, “When I give it to ya, you gonna want to shout.” A life long movie buff, Ruben transforms the Gene Wilder tune “Pure Imagination” from the 1971 children’s film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” into a love song. “People don’t write songs like that anymore.” he adds. “They just don’t. If you listen to songs that were written anywhere between the 1920s and 1970s, people talked to each other differently than they do now so the songs sound differently. I was always a fan of that song as a kid. That song was a highlight from the movie for me. I was almost afraid to do it because I wanted to be able to do it so it would sound like it fit with the rest of the album but we worked it out.”

R&B ingĂ©nue Chrisette Michelle shows up on the pulsating “Tonight,” an epistle about resisting the temptation to hit the sheets too early in the relationship. “I’m a huge fan of Chrisette since her first album,” Studdard says. “When I heard that song I instantly said her name because it has that jazzy feel to it and I knew she would do it justice.” However, the chastity belt eventually drops. In another letter Studdard dares his girl to “wear me like Gucci… girl take me home and take it off just to put me on,” on the mid-tempo dancer, “Wear Me.” In a bow to the `80s groove of Gregory Abbott’s “Shake You Down” it’s all-physical on the sensual “Twisted Love” where they are “entwined all night.”

While making Letters From Birmingham, Ruben went into the studio and recorded a song with Heavy D., which happens to be the rap legends final recording. Mike City, who has produced Rhianna and Usher, sent Studdard the track. “They asked who I’d like to have rap on it,” he recalls. “In passing, I said Heavy D. Next thing I knew they were calling him on the phone. I was such a huge fan of his growing up. To get the opportunity to work with him was a blessing and I hate that he had to leave us so soon but it was a blessing.”

One of the two songs Studdard penned with Lilly is arguably the album’s most personal. It’s entitled “June 28th” and it happens to be the day in 2008 that he married Surata Zuri McCants whom he had met at a Wal Mart in-store appearance in autumn 2006. Against a `50s era piano pounding melody, Studdard sings, “June 28th I was saying I do to my bride and two years later in October we said goodbye.” In it, he explains how he sought to make the marriage work in spite of her conflicting actions and although “I’ll miss you,” he announces that he’s single and available: “So, if you see me on the street don’t be afraid to speak.” In talking of the song while avoiding details, he chuckles and says, “It’s pretty much what it is. That song speaks for itself. It’s what we call the declaration of independence.”


Melanie Fiona has teamed up with “A New Way Of Life Reentry Project” for a special concert in LA this weekend. The organization helps women and girls break the cycle of entrapment in the criminal justice system and lead healthy and satisfying lives.

Melanie is not only giving back to her community she is also blessing us with REAL R&B music! She recently released “4AM” the first single off of her upcoming album “The MF Life.” We were also very happy to see that she was nominated for two Grammy’s for her hit song “Fool For You” with Cee-Lo Green.

The information for the show is below and if you bring a wrapped new toy you’ll receive a special item autographed by Ms. Melanie herself!

The Savoy Entertainment Center
218 S. La Brea Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301
Doors open at 8pm
Performance starts at 11:30pm
Advance tickets for Only $20

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