Stream Shareef Keyes’ Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter LP, “Cooking Something” [Premiere]
The Brooklyn born-and-bred singer, songwriter, Shareef Keyes, brings his 12-piece band (and us) into his groovy kitchen with Cooking Something LP.
“I wanted to hear what wasn’t on the radio or on Spotify,” Shareef Keyes, said to us when we spoke to him via e-mail. “I went to ‘Become A Star Studio’ and created a new generation of funk.” With that said the world shifted atop its axis and Shareef Keyes was giving us some pure, unadulterated funk. Backed by his 12-piece collective, The Groove, Shareef took his love of Parliament-Funkadelic, James Brown, Wu-Tang and infused it into his own world of down-bottom goodness.
The end result is the 11-track LP, Cooking Something, led by the single “Spaghetti Fettuccine” featuring Ghostface Killah. Doubt this man’s resume if you must, and you’ll be sadly mistaken, as Keyes & The Groove have already had memorable performances at Bowery Electric, Webster Hall, Pianos and more.
Most notably the gang opened for jazz-funk pioneer Roy Ayers in front of a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn’s BRIC House.
Four years in the making, Cooking Something is certainly worth the wait, as you can hear for yourself in the stream below. Pure stick-to-your-ribs music as Keyes, accompanied by his older brother, Glo’, whet people’s musical appetites with songs such as “Potato Salad,” “Macaroni and Cheese,” and “Cornbread” to list a few. Invite your friends to this sonic BBQ and enjoy the sounds that will add some extra pounds to your ears.
Listen to the full project, Cooking Something, below, and if you’re in Brooklyn on Jan. 11, you should head to C’MON EVERYBODY for the album release party (cop tickets here).