CENTERSTAGE: Lauriana Mae, Ronnie James & Lance DrummondsSunday, January 22, 2012
Mae kicked off the show with legendary producer Kwame supporting as an emcee and she wasted no time showing the audience why she is the next artist to watch.
The first song from her set is her anthem "Money Mae" - the singer's moniker, a shiny, horn-laden throwback banger that captures flapper-era bliss. Also, included is the melancholic ballad "Love," a reflective conversation between Mae and the emotion itself, and the punchy, percussive track "Like A Drum (Beat It)."
Ronnie James also gave a slick and sultry performance that the women in the crowd melted for with joints like "Creep."
Lauriana Mae is ushering in a new inclusive style that merges multiple genres and times.
Look out for this diva in the making.